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Impington Village College

International Baccalaureate Careers Programme

What is the IBCP?

The IBCP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.

The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

The IBCP Curriculum

CP students undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses, a core consisting of four components and a career-related study.

For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigour of the programme; the career-related study further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.

Assessment and Exams

Students take written examinations at the end of their IB Diploma Programme courses which are marked by external IB examiners. The components of the CP core are assessed by the College.

Who is the IBCP for?

The CP was specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.

At Impington, students can choose one of four career directed pathways, each centred on a 120 credit BTEC qualification: BTEC Performing Arts, BTEC Sports, BTEC Media or BTEC Business. IB subjects can be chosen from the following lists to complement each BTEC subject within the IBCP qualification:

  • BTEC Performing Arts with two IB subjects from: Theatre Arts, Music or Dance
  • BTEC Sports with two IB subjects from: Biology, Psychology or Dance
  • BTEC Media with two IB subjects from: English, Psychology or History
  • BTEC Business with two IB subjects from: Maths, Economics or Psychology