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Structure of the Baccalaureate – educaweb.com

marzo 31, 2021

Structure of the Baccalaureate

The Baccalaureate stage is configured in two academic years in which you must take a series of subjects structured as follows:

  • Core subjects: these subjects give a general training to students. Some of them are compulsory (general core subjects) and some vary depending on the Baccalaureate modality (optional core subjects).
  • Specific subjects: they are subjects to be able to deepen in the chosen Baccalaureate modality. Educational centers and administrations can fix their offer.
  • Free subjects: This type of subject includes the co-official languages ​​(in the autonomous communities that exist), which may be compulsory. In addition, it also includes specific subjects, subjects of content expansion or other subjects to be determined by the educational administrations.

To pass the course, you must have all the subjects passed or, at most, you can promote from first to second with two failed subjects. You must enroll in these pending subjects the following year to pass them. To obtain the Baccalaureate degree, you must pass all the subjects.

If what you want is to access university studies, you will have to pass a specific university entrance test.

Modalities and subjects of the Baccalaureate

exist three modalities of Baccalaureate Among which you can choose based on your needs and interests:

  • Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Arts

What subjects do I have to take?

You must take all general core subjects, two core subjects of choice and between a minimum of two and a maximum of three specific subjects depending on the educational Administration and educational centers. Each educational center organizes the Baccalaureate and decides the subjects it offers to its students.

One of the exits of the Baccalaureate is the university studies, to enter the university you will have to pass a specific entrance test that consists of a general and compulsory phase and a specific phase that serves to raise the grade. It is important that you choose a Baccalaureate modality that allows you to present yourself to the specific phase to raise the grade of the studies that interest you, for that, you have to know what the weightings of each subject are for the different university studies, and you have to also know cut notes.

Core subjects
Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Arts
1st Baccalaureate Subjects
general
of the block of core subjects
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish Language and Literature I
  • First Foreign Language I
  • Mathematics I
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish Language and Literature I
  • First Foreign Language I
  • Latin I (humanities itinerary)
  • Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences I (CCSS itinerary)
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish Language and Literature I
  • First Foreign Language I
  • Foundations of Art I
Option subjects
of the block of core subjects
  • Biology and geology
  • Technical Drawing I
  • Physics and chemistry
  • Economy
  • Greek I
  • History of the contemporary world
  • Universal Literature
  • Audiovisual Culture I
  • History of the contemporary world
  • Universal Literature
2nd Baccalaureate Subjects
general
of the block of core subjects
  • History of Spain
  • Spanish Language and Literature II
  • First Foreign Language II
  • Mathematics II
  • History of Spain
  • Spanish Language and Literature II
  • First Foreign Language II
  • Latin II (for humanities)
  • Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences II (for CCSS)
  • History of Spain
  • Spanish Language and Literature II
  • First Foreign Language II
  • Foundations of Art II
Option subjects
of the block of core subjects
  • biology
  • Technical Drawing II
  • Physical
  • geology
  • Chemistry
  • Business Economics
  • Geography
  • Greek II
  • History of art
  • History of Philosophy
  • Performing arts
  • Audiovisual Culture II
  • Design

In addition to the core subjects, you will have to take a minimum of two and a maximum of three subjects from the block of specific subjects. Each educational administration will establish its regulation, programming and offer:

Specific subjects
1st Baccalaureate
  • Physical Education (compulsory)
  • Musical Analysis I
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Scientific Culture
  • Artistic Drawing I
  • Technical Drawing I
  • Language and Musical Practice
  • Religion
  • Second Foreign Language I
  • Industrial Technology I
  • Information and Communication Technologies I
  • Volume
  • A subject from the block of core subjects not taken by the student
2nd Baccalaureate
  • Musical Analysis II
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Artistic Drawing II
  • Technical Drawing II
  • Administration and Management Fundamentals
  • History of Philosophy
  • History of music and dance
  • Image and sound
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Second Foreign Language II
  • Graphic-Plastic Expression Techniques
  • Industrial Technology II
  • Information and Communication Technologies II
  • A subject from the block of core subjects not taken by the student
Free subjects
  • Co-official Language and Literature.
  • Subjects of the block of specific subjects not taken.
  • Subjects of extension of the contents of any of the subjects of the blocks of core or specific subjects.
  • Other subjects to be determined.

What if I want to change the modality?

If you have enrolled in a Baccalaureate modality and at the moment you start classes you decide that you want to take another modality, you can request a change of modality from the educational center during the first weeks of 1st Baccalaureate.

If you have completed 1º of Baccalaureate in a modality and you want change modality in 2nd year of BaccalaureateYou can do it, but you have to meet a series of conditions that will depend on each autonomous community. Here are the most common ones:

  • You must take the core subjects of the 2nd block and those of 1st that you would not have passed.
  • You must take the general subject of the block of core subjects of the 1st of the new modality.
  • You must take the subjects of the block of optional core subjects of the new modality, both 1st and 2nd.
  • Specific subjects passed 1st grade can be counted as specific subjects in the new modality. And you must pass the specific subjects of 2nd of the new modality.
  • You must pass those 1st year subjects that are conditional on 2nd year subjects.

Keep browsing our portal to find out the criteria that will help you choose a Baccalaureate center and find out about the Baccalaureate exits.