IB Diploma

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International School San Patricio Toledo is excited for the upcoming academic year. Amidst the changing landscape, we continue to shape our environment to best suit the needs of our students. We’re open for both day and boarding students, offering a trusted hybrid system. Our students can choose to learn either on-site or online. 

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IB Curriculum

IB Diploma

The IB Diploma is the gold standard qualification in providing access to higher education as it is recognised by universities globally and offers a broad, balanced programme of study across six subjects; three at higher level, three at standard level, which must include a language and a science.

Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme (DP). The programme aims to develop students to have a strong breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. DP students are better able than their peers to cope with demanding workloads, manage their time and meet the expectations placed on them.

IB students follow the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, prepare an Extended Essay and take the Theory of Knowledge course.

In order to support students and parents as they make the decision about the Diploma, we have devised a series of “Pathways” talks. These begin with a single session in MYP 3 and then there are several sessions in MYP 4 as the final decision gets closer. We also run an Options Fair, for both parents and students. We aim to ensure families feel well-informed of the intricacies of both pathways before students make their final decisions.

A number of opportunities exist for students to develop specialised knowledge and skills in topics that interest them the most. While these opportunities are certainly the best preparation for university education, IB Diploma students also develop the ability to take on new ideas from across the disciplines throughout their lives.

Phil Brotherton. DP Coordinator

More than simply a qualification, the IB Diploma provides a distinctive educational experience. It allows students to study a wide range of subjects throughout their final 2 years at school, while giving them the freedom to choose which subjects to study in greater depth.

 The IB Diploma offers a broad, balanced programme of study across six subjects; three at higher level and three at standard level, which must include a language and a science. Students select the six subjects by choosing one from each of the following groups:

Group 1

First Language – English/ Spanish Language and Literature, or school supported self-study of the literature course

Group 2

Second Language –Spanish, English B. Spanish ab initio for those beginning to learn the language

Group 3

Individuals and Society – Business Management, Global Politics (all in English) History in Spanish

Group 4

Experimental Sciences – Biology, Chemistry (Spanish or English), Physics in Spanish. Environmental Systems and Societies only in Spanish

Group 5

Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL (Spanish or English) , Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations SL (Spanish or English)

Group 6

Arts and Electives – Music (in English), Visual Arts (in English), Economics HL (in English) or Chemistry HL (English or Spanish), French B or German B as a language acquisition class, Spanish ab initio and Self-Taught Literature A.

*Please note that if your son or daughter is planning on taking the IB Diploma as a pathway to a European university then it is important that your family is aware of specific country/university requirements regarding the diploma.

Primary Years Programme

Middle Years Programme

Diploma Programme