IBCP Further Information

The Curriculum IBCP consists of concurrent study of the following: - A Vocational Qualification - at AES this is one or two vocational, or applied A levels; either Business Studies, ICT, Travel & Tourism, Health & Social Care, Applied Science or Textiles - At least two Diploma Programme subjects - from any Group. The subjects can be studied at HL or SL and in the case of the foreign language at ab initio level - A Foreign Language - A specially designed IBCC core recognising IB values and the needs of vocational students Assessment IBCP will be achieved on successful completion of the IB Diploma Programme subjects, the Core and the Reflective Project. The DP subjects and the Reflective Project are assessed by the IB. Community & Service and Approaches to Learning are assessed internally by the school. The Certificate identifies the DP subjects and the grades achieved (2-7) as well as the Reflective Project and the grade achieved (pass or distinction). The school must confirm that the student has also followed the foreign language subject (if this is not included in the DP subjects) and the vocational A Level; this is assessed by the appropriate examination board in the same way as other A Levels. If a student gets a 1 in the DP subject or fails the reflective project, they will not be issued with an IBCC. University More than 50 Universities have been contacted about the IBCC and the response to the course was very positive. The Applied A Level and other A Levels carry the same UCAS points as all other A Levels Please see the main IB page for the Diploma Programme subjects' UCAS points. The Core will also carry UCAS points (to be decided) IBCC is therefore equivalent to 3+ A Levels in terms of university acceptance.