REGLAMENTO DEL PROGRAMA DEL DIPLOMA
It is important to know that the IB Diploma Programme is a course designed for young people between 16 and 19 years, which aims to provide tools for students to take a less traumatic step to college and university life, likewise aims to build internationally minded beings capable of facing the globalized world in which we live. Our alumni possess the skills to adapt to any culture and situation, they are not afraid to face challenges and propose ideas, always validating their point of view through intelligent and reasonable arguments.
Thanks to a disciplinary curriculum which consists of six subject groups and which have been raised from the needs of our students and society in constant evolution. Our students enroll for IB exams in May session in areas such as: Literature in Spanish, English, History, Business and Management, Philosophy, Mathematical Studies and Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Arts , Film and Theatre.
On the other hand, the programme has three elements as a common axis, which are proposed as mandatory requirements, the first one is the Extended Essay, which is an independent work where student also need to deepen a specific subject and must demonstrate an investigative spirit, and in the second one students must attend the course in Theory of Knowledge, which reflects on the nature of knowledge, its types and forms.
Finally, they actively participate in the activities of CAS (creativity, action and service), running specific projects outside the classroom, which should generate a meaningful learning.
To carry out this work the school has excellent physical and human resources, besides enjoying a conducive atmosphere to learning, it also counts with a high trained teaching group who have not only knowledge in their particular discipline but also in the management of the programmes and their corresponding evaluation.
Today we are proud of our results, not only for obtaining the International Baccalaureate Diplomas in a number that exceeds 80% each year, but also for the excellent academic performance of our graduates, who have known to be true global citizens.
After obtaining the Diploma, Gimnasio de Norte students have almost direct access to the best universities in Colombia and access to scholarships in foreign universities. (http://www.ibo.org/es/country/CO/)