16 TO 18 YEARS OLD

THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (DP)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) at Hamelin-Laie International School Barcelona sets our students up for success, with the ideal combination of personal and academic development from an international context. As one of the top IB schools in Barcelona, our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme includes a wide choice of subjects, research projects, and hands-on opportunities, our students build an extraordinary toolbox for life in the world.
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WHAT’S THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (IBDP)?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a world-renowned programme, highly regarded by universities around the world, that we teach from our international environment in Barcelona.

The IB Diploma Programme is known for being academically rigorous, strong at building personal skills and international values, and stimulating through a wide range of globally minded learning experiences.

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The IBDP’s structure

Students choose one subject from each of the following groups:
  • Language and literature
  • Language acquisition
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The arts or one of the other group subjects
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The IBDP core

Students also complete the IBDP’s ‘core’, which enhances a variety of other skills, from completing their own independent search to connecting with a community.
The core includes:
  • The Theory of Knowledge (TOK): students explore critical thinking, examining how we know what we know.
  • The Extended Essay (EE): they research and write a 4,000-word paper project on a specific subject of their interest.
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS): they take part in activities that boost their creative skills and wellbeing, as they support a community of their choice.
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The IBDP learner profile

The IBDP learner profile helps us create well-rounded global citizens who have great academic knowledge and a range of skills, attitudes, and values that will lead them to success in higher education, their careers, and life in the world. 
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Inquirers
Our students are curious. They actively ask questions and seek knowledge. They develop skills in research, investigation, and critical thinking.
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Knowledgeable
Our students strive to acquire breadth and depth in their knowledge across a range of subjects. They build their understanding of important concepts, explore different perspectives, and engage with global issues. 
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Thinkers
Our students develop their critical and creative thinking skills. They analyse, evaluate, and synthesise information to solve complex problems and make informed decisions. 
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Communicators
Our students build strong communication skills in various forms, including speaking, writing, and presenting. They learn to express ideas effectively and actively listen to others. 
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Principled
Our students act with integrity, honesty, and a strong sense of fairness. They develop their ethical responsibility and show respect for themselves, others, and the world around them. 
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Open minded
Our students embrace and appreciate different cultures, perspectives, and ideas. They’re open to new experiences and willing to consider many viewpoints. 
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Caring
Our students show empathy, compassion, and commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others. They build a sense of social responsibility and actively contribute to the wellbeing of their communities.
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Risk-takers
Our students take risks, embrace challenges, and step out of their comfort zones. They develop resilience, adaptability, and courage to explore new opportunities. 
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Balanced
Our students strive for a healthy balance between intellectual, physical, and emotional wellbeing. They recognise the importance of a balanced lifestyle and make informed choices to support their overall wellbeing.
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Reflective
Our students engage in self-reflection. They evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses, and they set goals for personal growth. They learn from their experiences and use feedback to continually improve. 

OUR IBDP STATS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

At Hamelin-Laie International School Barcelona, we're proud of our IB Diploma Programme results. This opens doors to top 100 universities and exciting international pathways.
29.5
Our students’ IBDP average points score.
40+
2% of our students achieved 40 points or more, setting them up for success at the world’s best universities.
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A TYPICAL DAY FOR AN IB STUDENT

Whether they’re expressing creativity, getting active on the sports field, or giving back to our community, our students enjoy a great range of learning experiences.
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Nourishing wellbeing
During tutor time, our students become revitalised through mindfulness activities and wellbeing chats that help them connect with themselves and each other – and keep any stress at bay. After, they become ready to meet any challenge!
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Nourishing wellbeing
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Let's consider different possibilities
Our students work through a variety of discussions, following techniques that stimulate their full range of critical thinking – asking ‘what if?’ and ‘how could it be?’. They form their own arguments and ponder connections between their ideas and the facts.
Let's consider different possibilities
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Personal time
Every week includes open periods, when students can choose to use their time however they’d like! This is an important time to focus on personal interests. They can practice sports or languages, study alone or with a group, or simply enjoy some time relaxing.
Personal time
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Ready for the future
Which university should I go to? And what course should I study? Our expert university counsellors guide students and their parents through these big decisions and the application process. They also focus on sharpening skills they’ll use in the world, from budgeting to time management.
Ready for the future
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Applying what we know
Our science students put their skills to the test by conducting different experiments, solving complex physics problems, or dissecting an animal in biology. As inquirers, they consider what they already know and drive new questions through their research.
Applying what we know
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Giving back
There's no shortage of mentorship opportunities for our eldest students, whether they’re helping other students in our ‘buddy programme’ or completing their own CAS projects. They lead by example and happily help our community – boosting their values and confidence.
Giving back
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CREATE YOUR FUTURE AS A GLOBAL CITIZEN

Among our international community of over 45 nationalities learning English, Spanish, and Catalan, we’ll inspire your child to have an open-minded worldview and to make their mark in our globalised world – whatever they choose to be or do in life.

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