At SEK International Schools, we believe that education should have no boundaries. With our Online IB Diploma Programme, your children will have the freedom to pursue their dreams from anywhere in the world. Whether you travel frequently and your children require a flexible study schedule, they are pursuing a career in sports or the performing arts, whether you live in a remote area, or face unique circumstances that require alternative access to education, our programme is designed to empower you and your children.
The Online International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a transformative learning experience, specifically designed for students aged 16 to 19 from all corners of the globe, who due to their unique circumstances are unable to attend a residential programme.
In line with SEK International School´s educational model, you can expect a dynamic learning experience, which revolves around discussion-based learning. They will actively build knowledge and foster a sense of community with faculty and peers. And throughout, they will be supported by the personal guidance of a tutor, and the power of cutting-edge technology.
We appreciate their need to engage with the programme at their convenience, and regardless of location. A purpose-built platform allows them the freedom to complete activities and review materials whenever and wherever suits them best. And all faculty-led sessions are recorded, allowing them to catch up whenever they are unable to attend live. A typical week consists of 2-3 synchronous sessions per day (recording available for students who cannot attend) and asynchronous activities guided by a teacher, which students do according to their availability.
We believe that exceptional educators make all the difference. Our teachers are experts in their fields, and specialists in online teaching methodologies. With their experience, you can be confident that your children are receiving a world-class education that engages them – unlike a traditional classroom.
We understand that individual attention is crucial to students growth. That is why we provide dedicated tutors, to offer personalised support, and ensure that they receive the guidance they need to thrive academically and personally. In addition, students also have a weekly group session.
Language should never be a barrier to your academic achievements. That is why we offer the programme in three language modalities: 100% English, 100% Spanish, and bilingual English-Spanish. You can choose the language combination that suits your children best, ensuring that they excel in their studies while feeling confident and comfortable.
Community is a large part of any learning experience. We foster a sense of belonging and connection throughout the academic year among teachers, students and parents. Thanks to a diverse range of virtual activities, including online cafes, cinema sessions, competitions, debates, and live sports events. They will forge lasting friendships and make memories that extend beyond the digital realm.
MySek, our purpose-built virtual environment for dynamic learning.
To enable the learning experience, we have created a cutting-edge virtual environment. Accessible on any device, as well as via a mobile application, our state-of-the-art platform enables live interaction, team-based collaboration, as well engaging learning experiences, such as simulations and laboratories.
In addition, MySek facilitates communication with the entire school community. Parents/guardians will use the platform family to stay informed about their children’s progress, achievements, and daily activities. In addition, there is a tutorial every term with the families of our students to discuss their progress. Tutors access it daily, to share questions or concerns with students. And notifications about all programme-related activities ensure that at any moment, they feel confident and supported throughout the journey.
The Online International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is your children’s gateway to a world of opportunities. Recognised by prestigious universities worldwide, the IB Diploma Programme equips them with the skills, knowledge, and global outlook needed to excel in higher education and beyond.
With a strong legacy of 45 years in teaching the IB Diploma Programme, SEK International Schools are pioneers in the field. We were the first authorised educational institution in Spain and among the first 35 IB Schools worldwide to implement these prestigious programmes. Over 3,000 students have excelled in the IB Diploma Programme at SEK International Schools, propelling them to the most esteemed universities across the globe.
Ensure your children stand out from the crowd, unleash their potential, and take charge of their future with the Online IB Diploma Programme at SEK International Schools.
Allow your children to embark on their transformative educational journey today.
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: