Educational Stages

Stages

From 4 months to university

SEK-Cataluyna is a member of the IB® World Schools International Community. The only school in Cataloniato teach three International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, from 12 to 18 years old, integrating them in the national curriculum.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes correspond to the following educational stages:

  • Early Childhood and Primary Education – Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Secondary Education – Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • Baccalaureate – Diploma Programme (DP)

Secondary School (12 - 16 Years)

Secondary School

IB® International Middle Years Programme (MYP)

International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme is integrated into the national curriculum and is focused on the development of student skills:

  • It encourages student development in their roles as creative, critical and reflective thinkers, whilst encouraging them to be supportive, open-minded, and able to act upon and solve problems.
  • It focusses on a deeper study of academic disciplines and recognition of the inter-relationships between these in order to address and understand the significant and relevant themes at an individual, national and global level.
  • Tutorial action is focused on directing students' learning and helping them discover their potential.

Baccalaureate (16 - 18 Years)

Baccalaureate

IB® International Diploma Programme (DP)

Over this stage where students near Higher Education and professional life, SEK-Catalunya students experience learning that aims to foster intellectual and personal growth, evolving towards adulthood.

They can choose between taking the Spanish LOMCE Bachillerato or the bilingual IB® Diploma Programme, integrated into the national curriculum and which:

  • Fosters critical thinking, solidarity and intercultural understanding.
  • Involves the participation of international educators in the assessment processes.
  • Requires all Baccalaureate students to complete the Diploma Programme Extended Essay, a rigorous and independent research project.