The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation that was created in 1968. It offers four international education programmes of great prestige, whose goal is to develop intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills that students need to live, learn and work in an ever more globalized world.

Bell-lloc has been offering the IB Diploma Programme since 1986.

The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous and balanced educational programme aimed at Young people from 16 to 19, which is generally taught in a two-year course and which ends with exams. It is an excellent preparation for both university and adult life, and it is widely recognised by the world’s leading universities.

Pupils from the IB Diploma programme study six subjects at Advanced or Average level. They must choose one subject from each group from 1 to 5. This criterion ensures that they receive a broad-based education in languages, social sciences, experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be any from the other groups.

The programme has another three sections, which conform a common theme. These aim to broaden the pupil’s educational experiences and encourage them to put their knowledge into practice.

A monographic course requires students to carry out independent research through an in-depth study of a topic related to one of their study subjects. This is equivalent to the investigation work that forms part of the Spanish programme.

The Theory of Knowledge course requires students to reflect on the nature of knowledge itself, through a critical analysis of different forms of knowledge (perception, emotion, language and reason), in addition to types of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).

With Creativity, Action and Service, our students actively take part in specific projects outside the classroom, while learning from their experiences.