IB Career-related Programme (IBCP)
The IBCP is a challenging two year course aimed at students aged 16-19. It leads to a qualification that is widely welcomed by the world’s leading universities and employers, combining both vocational and academic study.
For IBCP students, IB courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigour of the programme, the BTEC course further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning, and the IBCP core helps students to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.
What is in the curriculum?
Students study a 120 credit BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels), in addition to 2 IB courses and the CP core.
The IBCP Pathways offered by Parkside Sixth are:
BTEC Business with IB English and IB Maths Studies
BTEC Health and Social Care with IB Psychology and IB Biology
BTEC Sport with IB Psychology and IB Biology
In addition, all students also complete the IBCP Core: Personal and Professional Skills (PPS), Service Learning (SL), Language Development (LD) and the Reflective Project (RP).
PPS allows students to develop skills suitable for the workplace.
SL encourages students to undertake a project based on needs within their community.
LD underpins the IB educational philosophy, encouraging students to engage with a new language, out of a formal setting.
The RP is an in-depth piece of work created over an extended period of time, it allows students to identify and critically reflect upon an ethical issue within their area of BTEC study.
Parkside Sixth Open Evening will be taking place on Thursday 20th June, 5:30pm – 8:00pm. Taster Days will also be taking place 25th – 27th June. These events are aimed at students who are interested in applying for a September 2020 start. For more information and to sign up, please click here.
- Assessment and Reporting
- BTEC Business
- BTEC Health and Social Care
- BTEC Sport
- IB Career-related Programme (IBCP)
- IB Core
- IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)
- IB Group 1 – First Language (A)
- IB Group 2 – Second Language (B)
- IB Group 3 – Individuals and Societies
- IB Group 4 – Experimental Sciences
- IB Group 5 – Mathematics and Computing
- IB Group 6 – The Arts