International Baccalaureate IB

One mission

The IB community shares an important mission: to create a better world through quality international education. Schools join the IB because of our reputation as leaders in this field.

The IB offers four challenging and quality educational programmes to a community of schools around the world, with the aim of creating a better and more peaceful world.

For 45 years, we have delivered programs designed to equip students ages 3 to 19 with educational learning that prepares them to live in the 21st. century.

IB students celebrate their own culture and are open and receptive to others cultures and opinions. They are fully engaged and maintain a constant curiosity to learn throughout their lives.

The essence of all our programmes is the IB learner profile, a global, long-term vision of education that underpins the IB education continuum and places the learner at the centre of everything we do.

The learner profile is the IB´s statement of principles in action and provides a set of learning behaviours that aims to inspire, motivate and centre students, teachers and the wider IB community, uniting them around a common goal.

http://www.ibo.org/

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.

Program policy

The Diploma Program

The IB Diploma Programme (DP), aimed at young people aged 16 to19, is a challenging and balanced educational programme with rigorous assessment methods. The DP is an excellent preparation for higher education and encourages students to participate actively in an increasingly globalized society. The program is recognized and respected by prestigious universities around the world.

IB Education:

Student centric
IB´s student-focused programmes promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and self-improvement.

Develops teaching and learning methodologies
IB programmes help students develop the attitudes and skills necessary for academic and personal success.

Takes places within global contexts
IB programmes deepen understanding of languages and cultures, and explore ideas and issues with global relevance.

Explore meaningful content
IB programmes offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is conceptual and cohesive.

Subjects taught:

 
  
Levels:Level:
SL: Standard Level 
HL: Higher Level 
  
Group 1 Studies in language and literature: 
Spanish A: Language and LiteratureHL
English A: Language and literatureHL
  
Group 2 language acquisition: 
English B HL
  
Group 3 Individuals and societies: 
  
HistorySL – HL
PhilosophySL
EconomySL – HL
  
Group 4 Sciences: 
BiologySL – HL
PhysicsSL – HL
ChemistrySL – HL
  
Group 5 Mathematics: 
MathematicsSL – HL
  
Group 6 Arts: 
The artsSL – HL
  

El Programa del Diploma

El Programa del Diploma (PD) del IB, destinado a jóvenes de 16 a 19 años, es un programa educativo exigente y equilibrado, con métodos de evaluación rigurosos. El PD es una excelente preparación para la educación superior y alienta a los alumnos a participar activamente en una sociedad cada vez más globalizada. El programa cuenta con el reconocimiento y el respeto de prestigiosas universidades de todo el mundo.

La educación del IB:

Se centra en los alumnos
Los programas del IB, enfocados en los alumnos, promueven las relaciones sanas, la responsabilidad ética y la superación personal.

Desarrolla metodologías de enseñanza y aprendizaje
Los programas del IB ayudan a los alumnos a desarrollar las actitudes y habilidades necesarias para el éxito académico y personal.

Tiene lugar dentro de contextos globales
Los programas del IB profundizan la comprensión de las lenguas y las culturas, y exploran ideas y cuestiones con pertinencia global.

Explora contenidos significativos
Los programas del IB ofrecen un currículo amplio y equilibrado, conceptual y cohesivo.

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

University Recognition

Our programs are demanding. Universities and future employers recognize the depth and breadth of the rigorous work that IB students do. Thus, graduates of the diploma programme include many scientists with literary qualities, artists with aptitudes for mathematics and sociologists who are able to communicate in more than one language. This breadth does not in any way compromise the depth of the study of each subject. Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay, a 4.000 word written paper that requires research, analysis and depth of study, are components that are also highly regarded by universities.

Studies conducted by and with universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia have shown that IB students are well-educated to enter university.

Nearly 2.000 of the world’s leading universities have published their Diploma Programme admissions policies on the IB web in http://www.ibo.org

Of course, results matter and we are proud of our programmes and our students, but there is so much more to the IB experience: it´s not just a way of learning, it’s a lifestyle.

Reference:
An education for a better world.
http://www.ibo.org/

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.