16 to 18 years old

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IBDP framework

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is provided by the IB Organization, and is a robust course of study with a distinct assessment system. The internationally-recognised course is suitable for all students aged 16 to 18 years.

La Miranda, The Global Quality School, is an official IB World School and is authorised to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme course content.

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What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme course?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a two-year, comprehensive, balanced, demanding educational programme. Created by the IBO, founded in 1968, the IBD programme is characterised by its rigorous philosophy, study methodology and assessment systems. The course is recognised around the world as a curriculum pathway to university education.

The IBDP curriculum is designed for senior students who have completed Secondary education and wish to develop their abilities and prepare for university.


While undertaking this course, IBDP pupils gain a depth of knowledge in their chosen subject areas and develop maturity in their approach to study and research. The DP aims to educate learners so that they build a strong foundation in pre-university education while growing intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.

La Miranda, The Global Quality School, belongs to ASIBI (the Iberian Association of International Baccalaureate Schools), an association recognised by the International Baccalaureate Organization.



Created in 2015, the true strength of ASIBI lies in the collaboration between member schools, who benefit from the outcomes of cooperative working strategies which enable students to fulfil their potential, while learning from one another.

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IBDP Curriculum

At La Miranda, the IB Diploma Programme curriculum aims to train participants to be reflective and further develop their critical-thinking skills while actively participating in their learning and gaining values that will be beneficial throughout their lives. Upon graduation, IBDP pupils will also obtain the Bilingual Diploma IB, acknowledging their multilingual education.

The Diploma Programme curriculum is constructed of 6 subject groups, in addition to 3 Core Components: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), and the Extended Essay.

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The six subject groups are:

GROUP 1: Language and Literature Studies
GROUP 2: Language Acquisition
GROUP 3: Individuals and Societies (Humanities)
GROUP 4: Sciences
GROUP 5: Mathematics
GROUP 6: Arts

The 3 Core Components encourage students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, learn how to learn effectively, conduct independent research, and become inquiring, informed, and educated individuals. During core component lessons, DP participants will participate in community service projects to contribute positively to others while expressing themselves as compassionate, educated and internationally-aware citizens.

The assessment

IBDP students will be evaluated externally via examinations administered by the IB Organization and internally via regular assessments at school. Course teachers will undertake internal assessments in accordance with the rigorous IB guidelines to ensure the integrity of the Diploma.

The profile of the learning community

Informed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) mission to develop active, compassionate, and lifelong learners, the IB programme fosters a distinctive set of attributes in learners. During their time on the IBDP, IB learners will develop the capacity to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective.

At La Miranda, International Baccalaureate candidates will develop a unique and essential skill-set to positively contribute to their local and global environment as world citizens. Diploma pupils become inquirers and critical thinkers in all aspects of their lives through their studies and engagement with their peers. They exercise open-mindedness towards other cultures and learn to respect the opinions of others.

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