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On April 16th, selected Y12 students took part in pre-University debate contest at ESADE which is traditionally organized twice a year. Even though during 4 hours of heated debates our students have not managed to arrive to the finals they have efficiently improved their knowledge on the rules of debating, gained more experience in debates and also met some students of their age from other schools from Barcelona. As we can all
agree: ” the important it is not to win , it is to participate”. These kinds of experiences are highly appreciated by Universities at the time of choosing between applicants, therefore the Certificate awarded to each student has an exceptional value for their future studies.
On 22nd of February IB students have visited the facilities of UIC (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya) in Barcelona. After the general admissions introduction to University and the degrees on offer, students were divided in 3 groups and have attended 3 different sets of University lectures in 3 different campuses: 1. At Campus Sant Cougat students were attending the University lecture on Medicine with the possibility to try out 1 practical lesson 2. At Campus Barcelona, in buildings Gama and Delta, students were attending the University lecture on Early Years and primary education 3. At Campus Barcelona, in buildings Alfa and Beta, students were attending the University lecture on ADE; Journalism and Marketing as well as Politics. We are very grateful to UIC for giving us the opportunity to come for a visit!
Year 12′s IB chemistry students carried out the past 14th of January a practical chemistry experiment on the effects of different salts to flame color. The students collected a number of different salts and proceeded to burn them with the bunsen burners, noting how different salts produced different colored flames when burnt. This characteristic salts and its effects are used in, amongst other things, fireworks. This practical work will have helped the students with their topic “The atomic structure”
Students are working on the Marketing topic of the course and currently completing a Market Research project. They have been evaluating the role of market research, qualitative and quantitative data and the advantages and
disadvantages of Primary and Secondary research. Students have also explored the various methods and techniques involved, and what kinds of businesses are likely to use them.
IB World Student Conferences
The International Baccalaureate (IB) has created a series of World Student Conferences to bring together IB Diploma Programme students from around the world to experience what it really means to “think globally”.
At two conferences—one in Segovia, Spain, and the other in Vancouver, British Columbia—students will be exposed to a mix of cultures and form new friendships as they explore ways to make our world a better, more peaceful place.
Segovia, Spain, 2–6 July 2012
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 23–27 July 2012
These chaperoned events each last five days and will provide those who attend with an exceptional opportunity to develop leadership skills and international understanding.
This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime.
Las conferencias mundiales de alumnos del IB
El Bachillerato Internacional (IB) ha creado una serie de conferencias mundiales para reunir a alumnos del Programa del Diploma del IB de todo el mundo y que estos tengan una experiencia verdadera de lo que significa “pensar globalmente”, obteniendo unas habilidades y relaciones que durarán toda la vida.
En dos conferencias, una en Segovia (España) del 2-6 de julio 2012 y otra en Vancúver (Canadá) del 23-27 de julio 2012, los alumnos estarán expuestos a diversas culturas y desarrollarán nuevas amistades mientras exploran cómo lograr un mundo mejor y más pacífico.
Estos eventos, con acompañantes adultos, duran cinco días y brindan a los participantes una oportunidad excepcional para desarrollar habilidades de liderazgo y contribuir al entendimiento internacional.
Es, verdaderamente, una oportunidad única en la vida.
Year 12 have been using their graphical calculators to model the path a basketball takes as it is thrown into the hoop. They predicted the quadratic equation and then using their knowledge from the chapter they amended the equation to model the path. They could then find the height it reached from the ground and the distance from the person when it hit the ground, amongst other things. Following this they looked at optimising the area of a garden by consider what the width and the length of the fence should be and developing a quadratic equation to solve in order to maximise the area.