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International Baccalaureate

What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme?

Is an assessed international programme for students aged 16 to 19, developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. This programme empowers students to take ownership in their own learning and help them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast.

What is the International Baccalaureate?

What are the benefits of the IB Diploma Programme for students?

Students following the International Baccalaureate Programme are given a unique, challenging and diverse education.

IB learners are:

  • encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems
  • drive their own learning
  • a core part in educational programmes that can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world
  • more culturally aware through the development of a second or third language 
  • able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

As the IB Diploma meets the entry requirements universities both in Peru and overseas, students who obtain the Diploma enjoy a smooth transfer from school to university, often with the added benefit of course credits. (In San Silvestre, students who commit wo the IB Programme must stay an additional year to be able to sit the exams.)

What is the IB Curriculum?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum sets out the requirements for study of the DP. The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups. Made up of the three requirement components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.


The three core elements are: The six subject groups are:
  • Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
  • Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.
  • Studies in language and literature
  • Language acquisition
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The arts

                         There are different courses within each subject group.

IB at San Silvestre

Courses offered by San Silvestre

Group 1: Language and Literature - Spanish and English
Group 2: Language acquisition - French
Group 3: Individuals and Societies - Economics, Business Management, History, Geography, Digital Society, Psychology, Environmental Systems and Societies
Group 4: Experimental Sciences - Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies
Group 5: Mathematics analysis and approaches, Mathematics: applications and interpretation
Group 6: The Arts - Theatre, Music and Visual Arts

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