Green Valley School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) school in Mallorca for Years 12 and 13.

 IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
 

Mission Statement from the IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB DIPLOMA FOR YEARS 12 AND 13 AT GVS

WHAT IS THE IB DIPLOMA?

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups:

  • Studies in Language & Literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Individuals & Societies
  • Experimental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts

The DP core consists of theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake activities and a project related to the three domains of CAS.

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups:

  • Studies in Language & Literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Individuals & Societies
  • Experimental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts

 

The DP core consists of theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake activities and a project related to the three domains of CAS.

 

 

HOW DO I BUILD MY DIPLOMA?

To study the full IB Diploma, you must select the following:

  • 1 subject from each of groups 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Another language (either from group 1 or a language from group 2).
  • Either a group 6 (Visual Art / Theatre) or any other elective subject offered by the school during the time assigned in the timetable to group 6.
  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK), Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) are compulsory requirements.

 

Remember you must select:

  • 3 subjects at Higher Level - HL
  • 3 subjects at Standard Level - SL

 

WHAT ARE THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN MY DIPLOMA CHOICES AND UNIVERSITY?

While you should choose subjects you really enjoy, keep in mind that your choices will affect your path to University. That is why it’s important to check University requirements in advance. These requirements will vary from country to country and it is your ultimate responsibility to check with your families what those requirements are.

For example, some typical requirements may be:

 

 

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6 / Electives

Medicine

 

 

 

Biology HL

Mathematics  HL

Chemistry HL

Architecture

 

 

 

Physics

Mathematics HL

Visual Arts HL

Design / Fine Arts

L & L HL

 

 

 

Mathematics SL / HL

Visual Arts HL

Engineering (some courses)

 

 

 

Physics HL

Mathematics HL

Chemistry HL

 

 

WHAT SUBJECTS DO WE OFFER AT SCHOOL (DEPENDING ON STUDENTS’ NUMBERS)?

At GVS students choose one subject from each one of the following groups:

 

Group 1: English Lang. and Lit. / Spanish Lang. and Lit. / Lit. Self-Taught (any language)

Group 2: English B / Spanish B / German B / French B

Group 3: History / Geography / Business Management

Group 4: Environmental Systems and Societies/Biology / Physics

Group 5: Mathematics: analysis and approaches / Mathematics: applications and interpretation

Group 6: Visual Arts / Theatre / Chemistry

Please visit www.ibo.org for more information about the IBDP.

 

Summary of courses (via IBO Links):

Group 1:

 

Group 2:

  • Language B - courses are intended for students who have had some previous experience of learning the language. They may be studied at either higher level or standard level.
 

Group 3:

 

Group 4:

 

Group 5:

  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL
  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL

General summary

Group 6:

 
 
  • Theory of Knowledge -  students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The Extended Essay - an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
 
  

 

Please visit www.ibo.org for more information about the IBDP.

 

 

 

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