INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA IN MADRID
The objective of the Diploma Program (DP) is to educate students aged 16 to 18 to achieve outstanding breadth and depth in their knowledge, while experiencing physical, intellectual, emotional, and ethical growth in line with today’s international society.
Through the DP, we aim to develop students who:
- Achieve outstanding breadth and depth in their knowledge.
- Experience physical, intellectual, emotional, and ethical growth.
- Study at least two languages.
- Excel in conventional academic disciplines.
- Explore the nature of knowledge through the unique Theory of Knowledge course included in the program.
The Curriculum of the Diploma Programme (DP)
Theory of Knowledge
Theory of Knowledge, where students reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we come to know what we claim to know.
The Extended Essay
The Extended Essay, an independent research project led by the student culminating in a 4,000-word essay.
Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS)
Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS), where students complete a project related to these three concepts.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
To prepare students for university by fostering active learning, inquiry-based questioning, the development of a strong personal and cultural identity, as well as the ability to understand and communicate with people from diverse nationalities and cultures.
The program, which spans over two years, covers six subject groups for each specialization, including Humanities and Sciences. In addition to these subjects, all students must fulfill the requirements of three core components:
- CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service): This element is essential for the Diploma as it contributes to the student’s personal growth and development beyond the academic realm.
- TOK (Theory of Knowledge): It encourages students to reflect on the nature of knowledge in areas such as science, art, mathematics, and history.
- Extended Essay: This involves an in-depth research project on a specific topic of interest to the student, consisting of a maximum of 4000 words. This project prepares students for the academic demands of university.