International Baccalaureate

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ORGANISATION (IBO):

“The IB is a pedagogical system that goes beyond national borders, where the student becomes familiar with their national identity (language, literature, history and cultural heritage) while learning the traditions of others through the wide range of horizons” .

http://www.ibo.org/es/

WHAT IS THE IBO?
  • The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) is a leading body in the field of international education.
  • It was founded in 1968 and currently works with 4,964 schools (Spain 117) in 152 countries, with about 950,000 students.
  • It works to develop the individual talents of each student with intellectual rigour and a high academic level.
  • It fosters civic ideals and international understanding with a continued desire to learn.
  • It offers four rigorous educational programmes for both students (ages 3-19) and teachers:
  • Primary School Programme.
  • Between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Created in 1997.
  • Intermediate Years Programme
  • Between 11 and 16 years old.
  • Created in 1994.
  • Diploma Programme.
  • Between 16 and 19 years old.
  • Created in 1968.
  • Work / Career programme.
  • Between 16 and 19 years old.
  • Created in 2012

At Bell-lloc, we offer Diploma Programme to secondary school students with good academic performance, and they finish secondary school with the double qualification.


WHAT IS THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME?

Bell-lloc has been offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma since 1986. It is a two-year comprehensive plan consisting of six subject groups, which can be done on two levels (middle and upper).

A student has to take one subject in each group, three middle level and three upper level. And also, the Theory of Knowledge (which is interdisciplinary) with which the critical capacity applicable to each subject is acquired, the Monograph (research work) and the CAS activities (creativity, action and service), which are extracurricular.

  • Group 1: Language and Literature Studies. Catalan A1. Students appreciate the richness of the language and its linguistic structures. Interest in literature is generated.
  • Group 2: Language acquisition. English B. This offers good-level students the opportunity to broaden their English proficiency.
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies. Subjects specific to the humanities such as Philosophy, Business Management and History of Europe.
  • Group 4: Experimental Sciences. Depending on their modules, students can do Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Systems.
  • Group 5: Maths. They develop mathematical understanding and practice with the use of mathematical language.
  • Group 6: Modules. Depending on their modules, students must take one more subject in Group 3 or Group 4.

HOW IS IT ORGANISED IN BELL-LLOC?

Students who follow the BI studies combine them with those in the baccalaureate and take specific exams (1 subject in the first and 5 subjects in the second) during the month of May, depending on the type of baccalaureate.

FOUR BACCALAUREATE OPTIONS
  • TECHNOLOGY (A) diploma
  • SCIENCE (B) diploma
  • SOCIAL (C) diploma
  • HUMANISTIC (D) certificates

 

IB SUBJECTS

- THREE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME SUBJECTS (MYP)

OPTION A and B

  • CATALAN MYP (1st)
  • PHILOSOPHY MYP (1st and 2nd)
  • CHEMISTRY MYP (1st and 2nd)

OPTION C and D

  • MATEMATICS MYP (1st and 2nd)
  • PHILOSOPHY MYP (1st and 2nd)
  • ENVIRONMENAL SYSTEMS MYP (1st)
- THREE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME SUBJECTS (DP)

OPTION A and B (1st and 2nd)

  • MATHEMATICS DP
  • PHYSICS / BIOLOGY DP
  • ENGLISH DP

OPTION C and D (1st and 2nd)

  • CATALAN DP
  • BUSINESS HISTORY / MANAGEMENT DP
  • ENGLISH DP
- EXTENDED ESSAY (Research Work).
- THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (ToK).
- CASE ACTIVITIES (Creativity, Activity and Service).

During the Baccalaureate we superimpose an additional weekly hour (1st and 2nd years) of Philosophy IB MYP, Catalan BI DP and MYP, Mathematics BI MYP and DP and Theory of Knowledge IB.

 


Terms and conditions of the call for IB Scholarships.

IBA project

The IBA Project (International Baccalaureate Aid) originated in Bell-lloc, out of the desire to seek resources to reward excellence for students who have a good academic record. An economic fund has been set up that provides scholarships for the two years of the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) Programme and is aimed at all those students who are ready to begin or continue their studies in IB and who need it. The conditions are as follows:

1) The scholarships will be awarded annually.

2) Families must apply for the scholarship through standardised forms available at the secretary’s office or on the Bell-lloc website. The application period is from 1 May to 31 May of the year corresponding to the completion of the 4th year of secondary school or 1st year of upper secondary school.

3) To enjoy a scholarship for 1st year of upper secondary school, a minimum grade point average of 8 in 4th year of secondary school is required.

4) To renew or apply for the IBA scholarship for 2nd year of upper secondary school, you need a minimum average of 8 in the 1st year of upper secondary school and of 5 (out of 7 points) in the IB subject examined in advance of 1st year of upper secondary school.

5) If the scholarship applicant is not a Bell-lloc student, the family must first ask for regular admission to the school.

6) The applications presented will be considered by the Governing Board, considering the opinion of the personal tutor or the person in charge of admissions. If necessary, the commission may request additional information from the applicant families.

7) It will be an indispensable condition to sign the formalised documents of commitment both on the behalf of the parents and the student.

8) Depending on the available funds, the amount of each scholarship will be decided by the Governing Board.

9) The result (whether or not the scholarship and the amount have been awarded) will be notified during the last week of June or first week of July, by email and phone call.