The Diploma programme (DP)
The diploma programme (DP) of the International baccalaureate (IB) for students aged 16 to 19, is a rigorous educational program which enables excellent preparation for college and adulthood, and promotes international understanding and facilitates geographical and cultural flexibility, along with a qualification that is recognised worldwide.
The DP program guarantees educational quality assurance and provides an internationally recognized qualification by major universities, among which are many of the most prestigious universities around the world.
Likewise, the degree awarded by the IB organization is recognised by the Spanish education laws and is at the same level as the Spanish Baccalaureate degree, so that IB students can have access to public spanish universities on equal terms.
It should be noted that according to the latest research, students of the IB International Programme are more likely than others to have access to higher education and achieve greater success. They are more prepared to perform demanding jobs and tests that require research. They have better timekeeping and they have a more positive view of their future success.
In any case, the Diploma program is excellent preparation for college because of its unique learning process which enables students to participate effectively in an increasingly globalized society rapidly evolving as:
Framework of the Diploma Program
The Diploma Program is developed as a single course of two years in which 6 subjects are studied, depending on the chosen course, are selected from a higher level (240 hours) or a standard level (150 hours). All students must take one subject from each group or area in order to provide educational principles, encouraging an open mind and a comprehensive introduction.
Core components (0 to 3 points)
Students take 6 subjects, 3 subjects at a higher level and 3 middle level subjects of your choice.
To receive the Diploma, you must achieve a minimum of 24 points between internal assessments and external final exams. The maximum score is 45 points.
Mathematics is obligatory.
The dissertation and theory of knowledge provide up to three additional points between them.
Subjects are graded between 1 and 7 points.