Continuing with our tradition of innovation we will pioneer the global implementation of Online IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19 from around the world. In addition, we are the first online school to offer this course in three language modalities: 100% English, 100% Spanish and bilingual English-Spanish.
Over 3,000 students have completed the of the IB Diploma Programme at SEK International Schools with excellent results, which has allowed them to study at the most prestigious universities in the world.
With over 45 years’ experience in teaching the IB Diploma Programme, we were the first authorised educational institution in Spain and we were among the first 35 IB Schools in the world to implement the International Baccalaureate programmes.
For children and young people from 16 to 19 years of age, it is a rigorous and balanced programme taught over two years and ending with students sitting final exams. It is an excellent preparation for university and adult life and is widely recognised by universities from around the world.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a balanced and academically challenging educational programme. It prepares students for success at university and in life.
Designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students, the programme aims for students to achieve breadth and depth of knowledge, and to thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
Lessons will be given in central European time and will be recorded so that they can be accessed at any time and from anywhere in the world.
Students interested in taking the DP Online may choose between three language combinations: Spanish, English, Bilingual (Spanish – English).
Experts in teaching the different Diploma Programme subjects, all our teachers have extensive experience in hybrid and online methodologies.
In addition to the daily lessons in synchronous mode and the possibility of accessing all of them asynchronously, students will be provided with a tailored educational model and will receive the individual support and tutorials they need.
Thanks to our constant commitment to cutting-edge technology, students will enjoy, in our personalised virtual environment for individual and collaborative work, interactive experiences in simulators and laboratories.
We want our online students to feel part of our learning community and live an enriching academic, personal and social experience. We offer a full range of activities in which they can participate virtually throughout the academic year: cafes, online cinema, competitions and debates, viewing of sporting events, etc.
Our platform is designed so that parents/guardians can keep track of their children’s day-to-day, their achievements and progress. In addition, they can establish contact or communication with the school in case they have any questions or concerns.
We implement a discussion-based learning model in which all students build knowledge together, guided by their subject teachers. This proposal improves interactions between students and their teachers. It brings us closer to the SEK educational experience by including a holistic approach to the student and a sense of community. In addition, this proposal promotes cognitive, social, emotional, physical, mental growth and the development of personal identity.
Inquiry, discussion and competency-based learning are the focus of our teaching and learning purpose. Our competency model is the result of merging the dimensions of the IB teaching and learning approaches and the SEK Education Group competency profile. It is an integral part of teaching and learning that goes beyond the strictly academic and is applicable to all members of our broad learning community.
How does discussion-based learning work with online IB Diploma Programme students?
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During the two years of the diploma programme, students study six subjects of their choice, in the following subject groups:
Within these six groups of subjects, there are Standard Level and Higher Level. Each student has to take three subjects at each level, one from each academic area and a sixth optional subject. In addition to this, diploma students:
To move forward in the application process after completing the registration form, the following documents are required:
Our commitment to Diploma Programme assessment ensures that: