The EDRON Academy

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

Programme

The school is an IB-World School. We have been offering this programme since February 1995.

Aims

The aims of this programme are clearly expressed in the International Baccalaureate mission statement:

"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."

Structure and curriculum

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations that meet the needs of highly motivated secondary school students between the ages of 16 and 19 years.

Designed as a comprehensive two - year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfil requirements of various national educational systems, the diploma programme is not based on the curriculum of any single country but incorporates the best elements of many.

In Mexico there are now more than 20 schools that offer the IB programme, but the Edron is one of the very few which offers the Bilingual Diploma.

The diploma is displayed in the shape of a hexagon with six academic areas surrounding the core. Subjects are studied concurrently and students are exposed to the two great traditions of leaning: the humanities and the sciences.

Students are required to select a combination of six subjects from these groups. Three are studied at higher level, the others at standard level. In this way students are offered both depth and breadth of curriculum.

Distribution requirements ensure that the science-orientated student is challenged to learn a foreign language and that the natural linguist becomes familiar with laboratory procedures. While overall balance is maintained, flexibility in choosing higher level conditions allows the student to pursue areas of personal interest and to meet the special requirements of university entrance.

Students are also required to take a course called Theory of Knowledge in which they examine how we learn across all subject areas. They must also participate in the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) programme, which gives them an opportunity to give something back to their community.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme opens many doors to prestigious further educational institutions.

Ex-students from the Edron go on to study in universities in such countries as the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America, Australia, and Switzerland. Edron students have also entered many universities in Mexico, examples being UNAM, ITAM, ITESM, El Colegio de México, Universidad Anahuac del Sur, CIDE & the Universidad Iberoamericana.