Baccalaureate

Each student should achieve the freedom to choose their future, receive the intellectual education to face up to it and have the ability and the will to promote change that will improve the world in which it they live.

Our baccalaureate programme combines the requirements of the Department of Education of the Government of Catalonia and those of the International Baccalaureate, based on 3 main blocks:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities

Each student develops the ability to:

  • Discover the intellectual pleasure that will inspire them to keep on learning throughout their life.
  • Build models and research strategies.
  • Investigate, analyze and defend a view.
  • Cultivate the critical thinking and openness required to be able to evaluate things objectively.
  • Learn good communication skills.
  • Work autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Research appropriately and with integrity.
  • Face up to their situation and their relationship with others with autonomy, maturity and emotional balance.

Each student participates in several activities that help them to grow and provide them with a comprehensive education with an international focus:

  • Cultural activities inside and outside the school.
  • Projects linked to creativity, action and service (CAS).
  • Competitions, contests and Olympiads related to the different branches of knowledge.
  • Acquisition of knowledge through research.
  • Cultural trips.
  • Activities for personal and academic guidance.

Director of Baccalaureate:

Mr. Tomàs Nofre

Timetable

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Class start and end times are as follows:

  • Start: 8 am or 8:50 am, depending on the subjects chosen.
  • Home time:
    • Wednesdays: 1.45 pm
    • Other days: maximum 5:30 pm; students may finish earlier depending on the optional subjects.

Students have at their disposal the media library in which to read, study or work in groups from 8:15 am to 6:55 pm.

Baccalaureate students have a special coach service available to them that departs from Reina Elisenda and arrives at school at 7:55 am.

Supplies

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Baccalaureate students must bring the following:

  • Basic school supplies:
      • Case that includes: pencil, eraser, blue and red pens, and ruler
      • Diary (A5 size recommended)
      • 4-ring folder with plastic separators or multiple folder
      • A4 perforated graph paper

    Specific supplies for certain subjects whose students will be told about in each case (technical drawing, laboratory, etc.)

  • Sports kit:
    • School sportswear: shorts, white T-shirt and tracksuit
    • White socks and white sports shoes
    • Towel and flip-flops for the shower

Sports kit can be purchased at:

Textbooks and reading

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During baccalaureate, students will immerse themselves in the timeless classics in the school’s 4 vehicular languages.

Every year, in addition to the appropriate textbooks, we work on a carefully selected set of books that enable the students to gain an in-depth knowledge of the key works of world literature and enjoy the pleasure of deep reading.

The list of textbooks and required reading for each of the upper secondary courses and disciplines can be found here:

If you have any questions regarding textbooks you can write to: llibrestext@aula-ee.com.

The school offers a service for reserving textbooks for the 2018-2019 academic year and subsequent delivery to the school. If you want to use them, go to bcnbooks.com/aula and enter the password we’ve e-mailed you. This service is active until 15 July.

In addition, books, magazines and newspapers in all four of the school’s vehicular languages are available in the media library.

Outings

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Students go on a large number of outings to reinforce the work done in the classroom.

During baccalaureate we go on cultural outings to the theatre and concerts, visit exhibitions and museums, and attend lectures, debates and seminars. We also organize outings to top-level scientific institutions.

Thanks to these outings, students gain autonomy, exercise their sense of responsibility and discover the meaning of hard work and going above and beyond.

In addition, baccalaureate students have the opportunity to go on a cultural field trip (in the first year) and to visit a European capital (in the second year).

Throughout the baccalaureate several activities provide guidance to students regarding their university and career path.

Trips

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Trips are an important part of the educational project because we want to provide a new perspective on the places we visit: the perspective and experience of a traveller, which is very different to that of a tourist.

The trips that take place during baccalaureate are the culmination of all the field trips that the students have gone on during their primary and secondary education. We want them to experience the value of seeing new realities and the personal growth that comes with travelling.

In the first year of baccalaureate, students travel to Castilla or Andalusia, for about ten days. Lands that are nearby and yet far away, with characteristic personalities, on a trip in which breaks down stereotypes with surprising ease.

In the second year of baccalaureate, students explore the culture and history of European capitals such as Madrid or Berlin.

The teachers do not simply act as guides but rather they accompany the students during the preparation and through the course of the trip, helping to emphasize the value of activities such as visits to sights— which the students themselves prepare and explain to their fellow classmates—, readings of texts in relevant locations, opportunities for conversation, moments of quiet etc.

International Baccalaureate

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The International Baccalaureate aims to educate young people in solidarity, to become informed and hungry for knowledge, capable of contributing to creating a better world.

The baccalaureate at Aula combines the requirements of the Department of Education of the Government of Catalonia and those of the International Baccalaureate.

The International Baccalaureate organization is an international non-profit educational foundation created in 1968 in Switzerland. Its aim is to create knowledgeable students, with inquiring minds, as well as being empathetic and sensitive to the needs of others, with special emphasis on developing an intercultural understanding and an open mind.

Thanks to the baccalaureate combination of that Aula offers, students have a comprehensive and varied education, which combines local and international perspectives. The accreditation offered by the International Baccalaureate diploma provides access to many universities around the world.

Below is a list of universities attended by our former students: MIT, University of Abu Dhabi, Yale, NYU, University of Chicago, Princeton University, University of Amsterdam, Università di Bologna, École supérieure de chimie physique écetronique de Lyon, University of Warwick, University of Westminster, London School of Economics, Essex University, among others.

Relationship with the families

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A close relationship between students, school and families is fundamental for guaranteeing the proper development of each student.

You can contact the baccalaureate department to discuss the progress of your child or any other day-to-day issues, either by email or by calling 93 203 03 54. Here are the main contacts at your disposal:

You can also send us written notes which can be delivered by your child.

To monitor the progress of your child in the best possible way, we will call your family to a meeting when necessary. In the same way, families can request as many meetings as they deem appropriate.

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