International Baccalaureate IB

What is the IB Program?

It is a rigorous, balanced program that provides excellent preparation for higher education and adult life, which is widely recognized among the world’s leading universities.

Currently at Wenlock School the Diploma Program is taught, it lasts for two years and is aimed at students in grades III and IV.

This program is complemented by the Plans and National Study Programs (Mineduc) which make up the III and IV Middle school curriculum. The subjects or subsectors of the National Plan are mandatory for all students.

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IB Statlement of Principles

The International Baccalaureate aims to train young people in solidarity, informed and eager for knowledge, capable of contributing to create a better and more peaceful world, within the framework of mutual understanding and intercultural respect.

In pursuit of this goal, the organization collaborates with school establishments, governments, and international organizations to create and develop international education demanding programs and rigorous assessment methods.

These programs encourage students around the world to be active in lifelong learning, to be compassionate, and to understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The Diploma Program

The core components of the Diploma Program

Extended Essay, students carry out independent research through in-depth study of a topic related to one of the Diploma Program subjects they are studying. The Contemporary World Studies thematic option allows students to focus their essay on a topic of global relevance from the perspective of at least two Diploma Program subjects.

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) develops a coherent way of approaching learning that unifies the different academic areas. In this course on critical thinking, students investigate the nature of knowledge and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.

Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) engages students in a variety of activities concurrent with the study of the academic disciplines of the Diploma Program. The creativity area encourages students to get involved in the arts and use creative thinking. The activity area seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. The services area seeks for students to find a true need and establish a commitment to their community and environment.

Subjects taught at school:

Language and Literature Studies:

  • Spanish A: Language and Literature (Advanced level)

Language Acquisitions:

  • English B (Advanced Level)
  • English A: Language and Literature (AL)

Individuals and societies:

  • History (AL – Medium Level)
  • Philosophy (ML)
  • Economy (AL – ML)

Science:

  • Biology (AL – ML)
  • Physics (AL – ML)
  • Chemistry (ML)

Matematics:

  • Mathematics (AL – ML)

Arts:

  • Visual Arts (AL – ML)

IB learner profile

Inquirers

They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the necessary skills to inquire and conduct research, and they demonstrate autonomy in their learning. They enjoy learning and will keep this eagerness to learn for the rest of their lives.

Informed and Instructed

They explore concepts, ideas and issues of local and global importance, and in doing so, they gain knowledge and deepen their understanding of a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers

They apply, on their own initiative, their intellectual skills critically and creatively to recognize and address complex problems, and to make reasoned and ethical decisions.

Good Communicators

They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in a variety of languages, idioms, and forms of communication. They are willing to collaborate with others and they do so effectively.

Open minded

They understand and appreciate their own culture and personal history, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other people and communities. They are used to seeking and considering different points of view and willing to learn from experience.

Solidarity

They show empathy, sensitivity, and respect for the needs and feelings of others. They make a personal commitment to help others and act with the purpose of positively influencing people’s lives and the environment.

Bold

They approach unfamiliar and uncertain situations with good sense and determination, and their independent spirit allows them to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They stand up for what they believe in eloquently and courageously.

Balanced

They understand the importance of physical, mental and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being and that of others.

Reflective

They carefully evaluate their own learning and experiences. They are able to recognize and understand their qualities and limitations in order to contribute to their learning and personal development.