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Our IB DP Programme provides excellent preparation for University and beyond. It is recognised by universities both home and abroad and deemed one of the most academically rigorous qualifications at pre-university level. Our students gain a deeper and wider scope of knowledge whilst growing physically, intellectually, emotional and ethically.

Our students are awarded a final overall grade upon completion of the a two year programme of study. The minimum points score to achieve a pass is 24 points whilst the highest possible score of attainment is 45 points.

Students of completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma are not required to take the general phase of the EVAU or Selectividad, and their results are convalidated through UNED; a final grade is awarded for access to public and private universities in Spain.

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Access to Public Universities in Spain

IB students access public universities with the same conditions as those students following the Spanish National Baccalaureate.

IB subject grades are convalidated by UNED according to the conversion table below. IB students are able to achieve the highest score of 10 as any other student who will be obliged to take the Selectividad exams.

Grade Conversion

Spanish Equivalent5678910

Universities Requiring 10+

In the case of courses such as Medicine or Engineering requiring entry at grades 10 or above, IB student have a number of options available to them:

Option 1: Subject Convalidation

The student may choose to take the test of ‘pruebas específicas’ of the specific required subjects for university courses that require more than 10 points 14, such as medicine etc,points (the highest score for university access in Spain)

Option 2: 'Pruebas específicas'

Where both options are pursued, the highest score from both options is the grade that will be taken into consideration by universities.

Private University Access

IB students access private universities with the IB Diploma awarded by the International Baccalaureate and the convalidation of grades by UNED. In Spain, the admissions process for private universities may vary depending on the institution. The admissions process usually includes:

  • Written tests
  • Personal interviews
  • Academic Records of previous courses

In some of Spain’s private universities admissions tests are not required.

International University Access

Students looking to study abroad are not required to have their grades convalidated by UNED. International universities have their own admissions processes that are specific to each country and institution. The admissions process usually includes:

  • Written tests
  • Personal interviews
  • Base-line testing (BMAT, LNAT etc)

Careers Guidance

Our experienced and dedicated University Guidance Team plays a crucial role in supporting our students to choose the IB subjects that complement their academic and personal strengths. Our University Guidance Counsellors have built excellent relationships with many of the world’s leading universities and we are able to support our students with applications both in Spain and abroad.

We support our students with their personal statements, course choices and mock interview preparation as well as inspiring them with academic lectures and enrichment activities in their subject areas. We host many university visits at Alegra each year, attend Open Days with our students and arrange for visits to higher education fairs.

At Alegra, our students are led by their determination and aspirations. We are very proud of our students’ achievements, with many offered places at top universities around the world, including University College London (UCL), Warwick, King’s College London, Durham, Cunef, Universidad de Navarra, ICADE,

We facilitate the development of employability skills. Employers are not just looking at the degree courses studied but the value added from inherent self-confidence, communication, initiative, teamwork and time management skills. The development of students' personal and social skills is part of our DNA. With an Alegra education, your child will not just become a conscientious student, she will also gain the confidence and independence to thrive at home, university, at work and beyond. This year, our first promotion has enjoyed some of the best university acceptance rates.

The Careers Guidance Department advises with a tailormade approach to the character, talents, skills and needs of each student. The deep and profound knowledge of each student from our teachers and the continuous close contact we have with private and public universities allows us to provide a personalised approach.