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IBDP and Portuguese Universities
The IBDP Diploma Programme is equivalent to the ‘12º ano’ of the Portuguese education system, granted by the Decreto-Lei 227/2005, artº 3. The conversion of IBDP grades to thePortuguese system is established in Portaria 433/2005. Only the IB Diploma is accepted.

The IBDP final examinations are recognised as equal to the Portuguese national examinations, used as entrance examinations (Provas de Ingresso), by a large number of Portuguese Universities (application of artº 20, Decreto-Lei 296-A/98, annually revised by a deliberation of the Comissão Nacional de Acesso ao Ensino Superior (CNAES) – last deliberation: Deliberação nº 794/ 2012). Students who are applying to Portuguese Universities, when choosing their HL/ SL IBDP subjects, should bear in mind the list of Institutions/Provas de Ingresso in CNAES’ deliberation, as each individual Faculty determines the level required for each subject. Form 10, 11 and 12 pupils receive careers and universities advice and guidance from their tutors and in tutorial sessions.

Advice and guidance is given to pupils to support them in their applications to universities around the world most predominantly in the UK, Portugal and the USA. Below is a table of the universities the 2014 leavers went on to study at in the UK and Portugal.

University Destinations 2017

Five students who graduated in May 2016 but took a gap year are now ready to take up their places at universities in the UK and the USA:

Vítor Andrade: University of West England: Banking and Finance
Ana Bela Teixeira :University of Bath: Economics
Francisca Borges: University of Surrey: Literature and Creative Writing
Carlota Rodrigues: Warwick: Law
Claudia Conceição: University of Southern Florida: International Studies

The class of 2017 destinations are as follows:

Alberto Alves: University of Surrey: Business Management
Tomás Enneking: University of Surrey: International Business and Management
Emanuel Figueirdo: City University of London: Management
Madalena Gomes Ferreira: Goldsmiths University of London: Design
Shrey Kanabar: Loughborough University: Information Technology for Business
André Moreira: Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh: Mechanical Engineering
Francisca Schneider: St Andrews University: Psychology
Francesco Pellegrino: University of Leicester: Economics
Catarina Baldaia: Brunel University London: Aerospace Engineering
Diogo Preto: Queens College London: Medicine
Rita Coutinhas: New York University: Communication and Media
Jamie Rose Graham: Bard University: Liberal Arts
Hemang Thakrar: Bath University: Business Administration