Our International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
Our 16 to 18-year-olds follow the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
We’re the leading IB school in Madrid, offering a comprehensive Diploma Programme that’s highly regarded by universities and colleges around the world. Our IB Diploma is respected for being academically rigorous, developing strong personal skills and values, and providing a broad range of exciting global learning experiences.
The IB Diploma explained
Our students choose one subject from each of the following groups: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, and Mathematics. Your child will also choose a sixth subject, which can either be from one of these groups or the creative arts.
Students also need to complete the core IBDP programme: Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity and Service.
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK): a course that explores critical thinking, giving students an understanding of how we learn.
- The Extended Essay: a 4,000-word independent research project focusing on a specific subject.
- Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS): a range of activities that develop our students’ creative skills and wellbeing, and support our local community.
To achieve their Diploma, students need to get at least 24 points, including a minimum of 12 in higher level subjects, and 9 in standard level subjects. Completing the core programme can add up to 3 points.
Outstanding academic results
We’re incredibly proud of our students’ impressive results. For five consecutive years, 100% of learners have achieved their IB Diploma. In 2022, our collective score of 36 points was significantly higher than the global average. And with 1 in 3 getting 40 points or more – and three achieving perfect scores of 45 – our school is a place where students’ hard work and talent shine brightly.
Top university destinations
Our students’ success takes them to the very best universities in the UK, Europe, and North America. These include Cambridge, Oxford, University College London, and Ivy League institutions like Harvard, UPenn, Cornell, and Columbia.