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Subject Information

Here you can find information about the different courses offered at Impington International College.

IB Diploma Courses

Students studying the IBDP select ONE subject from each Group. THREE of these subjects are studied at Higher Level and THREE at Standard Level. All subjects are offered at Higher or Standard Level, unless indicated.

Students also have lessons in Theory of Knowledge, undertake Creativity, Activity & Service and have supervisions for their Extended Essay.

Group 1: Native Language (Language A)

Self-Taught Literature is available to students as a choice in Block 6 (the self-taught programme will be discussed with students at interview where an appropriate Language A is not offered as a taught programme)

Group 2: Language Acquisition (Language B/Ab Initio)

Language B courses are for students with experience in the language, for example, a student studying French B is likely to have completed GCSE French. For Ab Initio languages, students can expect to be beginners. For Ab Initio Spanish, the student must not have taken any other Spanish qualification.

Group 3: Individuals and Societies (Humanities)

Group 4: Experimental Sciences

Group 5: Mathematics 

Both Maths courses can be chosen at either Higher or Standard Level.

Group 6: The Arts (and free choice)

In Group 6 students can either pick a subject from the Arts, or pick a second Science, Languages or Humanities option. Self-Taught Literature is available to students as a choice in Block 6A (the self-taught programme will be discussed with students at interview where an appropriate Language A is not offered as a taught programme). Students selecting Self-Taught may also choose a subject from 6B.

6A (Diploma students should choose ONE subject from either 6A or 6B)

6B (Diploma students should choose ONE subject from either 6A or 6B)

 

IB Careers Programme: Subject Information

Students on the IBCP pathway will follow one Career-Related Study and usually TWO IB Diploma courses. They also have lessons in the CP core: personal and professional skills, service learning, the reflective project and language development. These elements are assessed internally but must be passed for a student to pass the IBCP.

Career Related Studies

At Impington International College students can choose from the following Career-Related Studies, which are 120-credit BTEC National courses:

Students then choose TWO of the following IB Diploma courses, at either Standard or Higher Level (unless indicated):

Group 1: Native Language (Language A)

Group 4: Experimental Sciences

Group 5: Mathematics 

Both Maths courses can be chosen at either Higher or Standard Level.

Group 6: The Arts (and free choice)

In Group 6 students can either pick a subject from the Arts, or pick a second Science, Languages or Humanities option. Students on the IBCP can choose two subjects from Block 6, providing they select one from 6A and one from 6B.

 

BTECs

Students who wish to just follow the BTEC pathway can follow an Extended BTEC course from the following choices: