The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) is recognised worldwide and was developed to provide a balanced course adhering to both an academic and vocational foundation for students who wish to benefit from career-related learning.
Diploma Programme (DP) courses within the CP are assessed in accordance with rigorous international standards. Students take written examinations at the end of their courses, which are marked by external IB examiners. The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).
Every CP student must complete the four elements of the CP core; the reflective project, service learning, personal and professional skills, and language development.
The reflective project is assessed by the school and moderated and graded by the IB. They are graded from A to E, with A being the highest.
The school is responsible for confirming with the IB that students have completed the requirements for service learning, personal and professional skills and language development.
These are assessed by the school.
The BTEC's we offer are Level 3 vocational qualifications that provide specialist, work-related learning across a range of sectors. BTEC Nationals are designed to equip students with the specialist knowledge, practical skills and understanding they need to progress along their chosen learning and career paths.
BTECs are divided into units, which cover specific areas of knowledge, skills, and understanding required by the particular sector or industry.
1. Every BTEC student takes the core units, which provide a broad foundation and understanding about the sector.
2. There is a range of optional units to choose from which enable students to focus on particular interests and plans that they have for next steps into further study, an apprenticeship, or employment.
3. The course involves a series of assignments which can be written or activity-based, for example creating a film clip, planning and putting on a performance, or creating a business plan. Students complete some assignments individually and some as part of a team. For some BTEC courses, students can also apply their knowledge and skills through work experience.
Key Stage 5 Curriculum
The very essence of the IBCP encourages our students to develop crucial skills that will enable them to enter adulthood as confident, well-rounded and independent people. At The Royal Harbour Academy Sixth Form, we have taken the IB learner profile and the principles of learning to create a curriculum that is tailored to the students in front of us making it a unique experience for each year group.
The teachers we have in our Sixth Form are experts in their subject fields and have taught the IBCP for many years. Whilst imparting their expert knowledge, they also provide students with opportunities to lead discussions, activities and lessons placing them at the centre of the learning experience.
Students study two IBDP Courses, one BTEC at either Diploma or Extended Diploma level, and the IB Core. Students develop the academic strength, international perspective and research skills required for the best start at post 18, whether it be university, employment, apprenticeship or other high education opportunities.
Sixth Form students... benefit from the well-designed programmes of study. These help them to develop detailed knowledge and gain the qualifications they need for their next steps
Key Stage 5 Subjects
Health and Social Care
Leisure and Tourism
Literature and Performance
Community and Service
Personal and Professional Skills
Language Development (Japanese)