An estimated 170,000 students worldwide study the International Baccalaureate, and they recently received their long-awaited results. In Spain alone some 4,000 students underwent assessment, and those belonging to schools from the Best Schools in Spain network achieved excellent results that are above the national average.
The Spanish press has echoed the brilliant results obtained by centres from the Best Schools in Spain network this academic year, which has been particularly complex for students who have completed the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the conditions imposed by the pandemic.
This Programme’s curriculum is made up of 6 subject groups and the DP core. All of them place great importance on the analyses, investigations and projects with a strong social impact that students work on.
The International Baccalaureate has its own assessment system, highly rigorous tests that our students have passed with flying colours. Assessment is based on three different blocks:
- The DP core (core elements): Theory of Knowledge; Creativity, Activity and Service; and the Extended Essay
- Internal assessment: includes 6 pieces of coursework
- External assessment: involves 6 final exams
The possibilities offered by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
One of the most highly valued features of the International Baccalaureate is the fact that it allows students to apply to the world’s most prestigious universities once they have finished the programme. For this reason alone, it is an excellent option for students who want to continue their studies at international universities.
Nonetheless, the International Baccalaureate is gaining weight as an option in countries such as Spain because it offers great advantages for students’ education, regardless of their prospects of going to university.
It is recognised as one of the most demanding education systems, focused on strengthening skills such as critical thinking and social commitment. What’s more, this programme gives students (who are aged between 16 and 18) an education that is focused on solving problems and developing skills to prepare them for a constantly changing, globalised world.
The Best Schools in Spain network would like to congratulate the schools and students that have obtained some of the best results this year in such a prestigious programme.