IB: A model for the future

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a curriculum that is universally accepted by higher education institutions throughout the world. The programme delivers broad-based, academically demanding courses for students, who are guided along this journey by highly qualified, professional teachers working within an innovative educational framework. The IB qualification is welcomed by the world’s most prestigious universities.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a forward-thinking educational model that focuses on developing key competences and helping students to work towards achieving academic, personal and professional success within an international context. Students are encouraged to think independently and to be self-motivated in their learning. Learning in different languages helps pupils to develop greater cultural awareness and enables them to relate to others in an increasingly globalised and constantly changing world.

Agora Portals International School was the first school in the Balearic Islands certified to deliver the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) at Post 16 level, and around 200 students have already graduated. As an IB World School, we have created a learning environment that is pro-active, innovative and reflective and we are constantly striving to improve; our mission is to educate young people who are committed to improving their own futures, and the future of the world around them.

Methodology

Learning at Agora Portals International School is characterised by innovative teaching strategies, high academic performance and personalised attention to the specific needs of each of the pupils under our care. By employing a range of teaching and learning strategies, our students are encouraged to take control of their learning, to develop a capacity for independent and analytical thought and to use their natural talents and aptitudes to the full.

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Technological Innovation

New technologies and experimental learning techniques allow us to engage in a process of continual improvement, building on more traditional, tried and tested methodologies and enabling students to participate more fully in the learning process. We use the latest teaching and learning technologies and methodologies to ensure that we remain at the forefront of educational innovation. Activities such as Coding improve cognitive development and help to prepare our students to embrace the technological challenges of the future.

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Teachers

Ongoing teacher training is a key factor in the success of the educational programme at Agora Portals International School. Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced and are continually seeking to learn more about the latest developments in their subject areas, as a continual process of improvement to ensure that they remain at the top of their game. Initiatives such as Learning Coaches and the Globeducate Platinum Standard have been introduced to ensure that our staff remain at the cutting edge of their particular disciplines.

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Educational Psychology Department

Our Guidance and Educational Psychology Department offers a differentiated service, working closely with pupils, teachers, parents and other professionals, and offering guidance and support in line with each pupil’s individual needs. The department consists of experienced psychologists, experts in education and special needs teachers with a broad range of specialist skills, including infant and juvenile psychology, educational psychology, and learning intervention therapies.

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