The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an international, educational programme for the last two years of Secondary School. During these two years, students are exposed to a rigorous programme consisting of a wide range and depth of knowledge within six subject areas: studies in languages and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, experimental sciences, mathematics, and arts. Additionally, students have the opportunity to solidify their understanding, make sense of their learning, and apply it through the Core components: Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and CAS - Creativity, Activity and Service. These three components are fundamental in allowing students to think and learn inside and outside of the classroom while balancing the needs of their social and emotional wellbeing. Furthermore, at the root of this programme is International Mindedness and the IB Learner Profile attributes which are developed holistically throughout the Secondary School.
Students engage in lessons which provide a global and local context giving them an understanding of the perspectives of others well beyond the surface level. Students develop an appreciation for those who think differently allowing for our students to become the fair, responsible, caring, and empathetic leaders of tomorrow. The IB DP is recognised globally for preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to succeed in university courses and solve the problems of tomorrow.
The Cambridge International programme has been developed in collaboration with leading international schools around the world to ensure it meets the needs of the international community and more importantly, the students. It offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding with an international perspective. While the programme is undoubtedly academically rigorous, there is a balance between subject content and intellectual enquiry, helping to develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.
At Winpenny we ensure that students are offered a broad range of subjects. We currently offer first language English, English literature, first language Spanish, Spanish literature, mathematics, coordinated science (dual award), information and communication technology, business studies, geography, and global perspectives.
In Grade 9 our curriculum ensures that all students comply with the requirements of the national programme courses prescribed by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP). The exam courses taken by students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 are recognised and accredited by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). The relationship with UNAM goes beyond the accreditation of studies as it also entitles students, families and teachers to use UNAM facilities, attend performances and events, and collaborate with students and lecturers. Winpenny is one of only 15 schools in the whole country to reach such an agreement with UNAM.