The counselor congratulated the directors and teachers of the centers "for the work and effort they have made to make the International Baccalaureate a reality in all Andalusian provinces." "Now is the time to analyze the implementation of this pioneering network at the national level in the public system, which not only benefits the students who have accessed these teachings but also the educational community," expressed Imbroda. In this sense, he emphasized that "it is necessary to listen to the teachers who are on site to know with certainty the development of this highly demanding program, in complex circumstances due to the health crisis".
However, following the initiative of the Board, from this year another seven Andalusian public centers have joined: the IES Celia Viñas de Almería, the IES Padre Luis Coloma de Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), the IES Medina Azahara de Córdoba, the Diego de Guzmán y Quesada Institute in Huelva, the Los Cerros IES in Úbeda (Jaén), the Padre Manjón IES in Granada and the María Zambrano in Torre del Mar.
The implementation of this program in all Andalusian provinces is "a commitment fulfilled with public education and excellence", Imbroda pointed out. This course in Andalusia 245 students study the International Baccalaureate in one of the eight institutes that make up the public network of this program, a diploma that will allow enrolled students to obtain a double degree, offering them the opportunity to study at university in other countries. In the case of IES María Zambrano, there are 27 students enrolled in this first year.
«In these educational centers, the students will simultaneously study the Spanish Baccalaureate and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Therefore, if all the requirements are met, the student body would obtain both the Spanish Baccalaureate degree and the internationally recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma, ?the Ministry of Education explained.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program curriculum comprises 6 subject groups: Language and Literature, Languages, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and Arts, or instead a second subject from the five previous groups, and three core subjects: Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, activity and service, and the writing of a 4,000-word monograph on a topic that the student chooses according to their interests. Likewise, this curriculum is completed with the subjects of the Spanish curriculum according to the curricular proposal of each center.