Multilingual International Education over a two-year period (Year 12 and Year 13). Continuity of Spanish, Valencian and English language. German (as an option).
In this stage, a combination of the Spanish National Curriculum and the IB Diploma Programme is offered, and is delivered in Spanish. Students are given the preparation to participate effectively in an increasingly globalised society.
The IB Diploma Programme, for students aged 16 to 19, is an academically challenging, stimulating and balanced programme of education. The Diploma is recognised by prestigious universities all over the world.
The IB Diploma Programme offers pupils a lot more than just knowledge. Students are prepared for success at university and life beyond. They are encouraged to:
- raise thought-provoking questions
- learn to learn
- develop a strong sense of personal and cultural identity
- develop the ability to understand people from other countries and cultures, and be able to communicate with them
The curriculum is made up of six groups of subjects and a common core consisting of three independent components.
Pupils study six subjects which are chosen from those available in the six groups. Three subjects are usually taken at the Higher level (240 teaching hours per subject), and another three at Standard Level (150 teaching hours per subject). Students are offered the following subjects and levels: Biology HL, Chemistry SL, Economics HL, English A HL, Spanish B HL, Environmental Systems and Societies HL, Geography SL, Mathematics SL, Philosophy SL, Physics HL, Spanish A HL and Theory of Knowledge (ToK).
At the end of the Programme´s two–year period, an internal and external assessment of pupils takes place. This assessment measures individual performance in relation to the targets set for each subject. Pupils at our School register for the external IB examinations in the May session. The three components of the common core; Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action and Service, are compulsory and form the cornerstone of the philosophy behind the Diploma Programme. Moreover, they are an essential requirement for obtaining this international qualification.
Extended Essay: This course involves writing an Extended Essay, which must not exceed 4,000 words, and gives students the opportunity to research a subject which they find particularly interesting, as well as enabling them to become familiar with independent research and the type of in-depth study and analysis that is expected of them at university level.
Theory of Knowledge (ToK): This is an interdisciplinary course, designed to develop an overall and coherent approach to learning through exploring the nature of knowledge in different disciplines. It also stimulates an appreciation of other cultural perspectives.
Creativity, Action and Service (CAS): Taking part in the School CAS Programme encourages pupils to take an active role in artistic and sports activities, community service projects, which all foster knowledge and an appreciation of life outside academia.
The IB Diploma is a passport to higher education. In this spirit, Laude Newton College brings together conditioning factors, stemming from the combination of the Diploma Programme and National Programme, to prepare our students for the Diploma Certificate, as well as providing the best preparation and obtaining excellent results in the Spanish university entrance exams.