The new IB qualification, the IBCP is a post-16 qualification which incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of pupils engaged in career-related education.
The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment. Pupils undertake academic study through IB Diploma programme subjects, accredited career-related learning, and through the IBCP core ‘learn how to learn’ and engage with real-world issues. The course also includes a substantial amount of work experience in a career-related place of work. IBCP pupils will be full members of the sixth form and enjoy the benefits of life at Warminster School. Also, the IBCP pupils will be in the same Diploma Programme classes as the IBDP pupils, promoting collaboration and the sharing of ideas.
The IBCP is increasingly well-regarded by universities, including - among many others - Kent, Canterbury Christ Church, Brighton, and UWE. 'Getting a top level in the career-related study or an IB Higher Level subject is equivalent to getting an A* at A Level, while the IBCP Core also provides UCAS points. The IBCP provides the required mixture of academic, personal and career-related development to prepare pupils for a fast-paced, ever-changing world which values work experience more than ever.