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Question for IB diploma teachers in Spain

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by tb9605, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter


    Very specific question for (as the thread title says) IB diploma teachers in Spain.

    How does your school deal with University applications to Universities in Spain?

    Do your students still sit the selectividad?

    If so, do they have separate lessons to prepare them for the selectividad, or is the content they need to know for the selectividad covered in IB lessons?

    Thanks in advance for any responses.
  2. miketribe

    miketribe Established commenter

    It depends. A couple of years ago, the Spanish Ministry of Education recognized the IB Diploma as an acceptable alternative to the Selectividad for Spanish students — it was already recognized for foreign students.
    However, as usual, it’s not really that simple... if a student is trying for a very competitive course, he/she may choose to take “extra” subjects to up their score. Also, lots of our students opt for private universities which have their own entrance exams. Some students choose to go to extra classes at “academias” in the evening to prepare for these, but most don’t.
    If you have any more questions, please feel free to message me...
  3. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    Thanks Mike, I may drop you a message.
  4. cdmoore28

    cdmoore28 New commenter

    Our school hires an external teacher to help students prepare for Spanish exams if by the end of the course they want to stay in Spain.

    They have to do the selectividad exam via UNED, which uses the selectividad exams from Madrid.

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