After completing 10th grade, students of the International Private School Eurocolegio Casvi can study either the national baccalaureate or the diploma programme (IB). They will do so based on their maturity, skills, commitment and study habits. This is a decision that is sometimes hard to make, but we try to help facilitate it. As the famous actor Alden Ehrenreich said, ‘I don’t think there’s a destination without a choice, we all choose our lives’.
(IB) Diploma Programme
It is recognized all over the world and opens the doors to the best universities in the world. And that’s where our students want to go. A very high percentage achieves this thanks to the average access mark they reach (LAST YEAR IT WAS 11.72, ABOVE THE WORLD AVERAGE MARK).
But what really motivates them to pursue this Diploma Programme is their international dimension and prestige, their academic excellence, the social involvement it fosters in students, the development of their critical and analytical capacity, as well as the assessment and assumption of diversity of thoughts.
What most characterizes this Program in Casvi is the practical nature of all its subjects. In all of them, the students must carry out research projects similar to the ones they will be asked to do at university; with academic, scientific rigor and with a very high written expression capacity.
To obtain the Diploma, our students must pass six ‘contents’ as International Baccalaureate subjects chosen from among those included in these six groups: Language and Literature, Acquisition of Languages, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and Arts.
In Casvi, however, the curriculum is very open. It’s our students who choose the curriculum, based on what they want to study in college. If they want to go abroad, they can even study them in English.
They must also carry out a monograph of 4,000 words, guided by a teacher specialized in the subject; a 100-hour course in Theory of Knowledge, aimed at fostering critical reflection on knowledge and experience; and Creativity, Activity and Service projects (CAS).
But there are more International Baccalaureate subjects. English is taught in different levels; it is done in small groups, with special attention to oral expression, with the help of a native teacher.
Finally, as International Baccalaureate subjects, they are also taught Technical Drawing and ICT. The goal is to improve their training with regard to their future university access.
In Bachillerato Nacional, we offer an academic training that prepares them to access the university through the EVAU.
Among the subjects studied in Baccalaureate, we have English, which in Casvi is divided into 4 levels. It is taught in small groups, paying special attention to oral expression, which is worked on with a native teacher. But there are more options when it comes to languages. Casvi also offers German classes twice a week, for those who want to continue working on this language. Students start learning it from 5th grade onwards.
On the other hand, ICT will turn our students into expert web application developers.
Casvi Guidance Department
The Guidance Department and the mentoring initiatives work together to facilitate this choice. It is carried out through ‘vocational guidance’. That is why one of our main objectives is to help our students reflect as soon as possible on their professional vocation, which serves as a guide throughout their time in ESO and Baccalaureate. It also helps them figure out the necessary steps they need to take in order to successfully choose the right university.
Thus, vocational orientation is carried out in Casvi from 7th grade, so that our students can figure out their potential vocation, professional interests and possibilities offered by the outside world. All this will allow them to choose the Baccalaureate option that best suits their personal features and abilities.