Portugal International Schools
This is the online directory with the main schools in Portugal that offer an Education in English. The programmes vary from the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) programme, which includes PYP, MYP and Diploma to the British GCSE and GCE examination systems. All schools are required to satisfy the requirements of the Portuguese national system.
The International Baccalaureate Organizations Diploma Programme was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the worlds leading universities. The Diploma Programmes grading system is criterion-referenced, which means that each students performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. These are consistent from one examination session to the next and are applied equally to all schools.The IBO has shown, over the course of 30 years, that students are well prepared for university work. They are accepted by universities in more than 110 countries.
Acceptance of the International Baccalaureate in Portuguese Universities.
In Portugal, IB Diploma holders are exempted from the Provas Especificas, Provas de Ingresso when the subjects of the student's diploma (up to a maximum of two) coincide with the subjects of the Provas.
Table of correspondence for subjects according to Portaria 176/91 of
1 March: French = Frances,
The IB Diploma needs to be certified (with estampilla de la Haya). Applications for entry to state universities should be sent to:
Direccio de Servicos de Acesso ao Ensino Superior