IB METHODOLOGY A CONTINUOUS DISCOVERY

To memorise or
to question?

Since 2016 Princess Margaret School has been part of the collection of schools recognised by the I.B.O. (International Baccalaurate Organization) to implement its programme, an innovative method which requires specific training by the teaching body, but which produces obvious and undeniable results. We have been the first and only school in Barcelona to implement the P.Y.P. (Primary Years Programme), the primary school programme, in the 2016-2017 school year and next year we shall be implementing it in secondary school.

Belonging to the I.B. is an honour and a responsibility. This innovative programme requires the effort and cohesion of the entire teaching body. The aim of the I.B. programmes is not only to stimulate the student to stand out in their studies but also to motivate them to constantly search for learning and fresh knowledge, openly, ethically and enthusiastically. We seek their academic and personal growth.

The IB forms students who incorporate the following attributes:

  • Inquirers

    They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

  • Knowledgeable

    They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

  • Thinkers

    They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

  • Communicators

    They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

  • Principled

    They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

  • Open-minded

    They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

  • Caring

    They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

  • Risk-takers

    They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

  • Balanced

    They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

  • Reflective

    They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.