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International Baccalaureate Careers Programme - Business route at Parkside Sixth

Course description

International Baccalaureate Careers Programme

The IBCP is a challenging two year course aimed at students aged 16-19. It leads to a qualification that is widely welcomed by the world’s leading universities and employers, combining both vocational and academic study.

For IBCP students, IB courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigour of the programme, the BTEC course further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning, and the IBCP core helps students to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning 

Course content

Students study a 120 credit BTEC qualification, in addition to 2 IB courses and the IBCP Core

The IBCP Pathways offered by Parkside Sixth are:

  • BTEC Business with IB English and IB Maths Studies
  • BTEC Health and Social Care with IB Psychology and IB Biology
  • BTEC Sport with IB Psychology and IB Biology

In addition, all students also complete the IBCP Core: Personal and Professional Skills (PPS), Service Learning (SL), Language Development (LD) and the Reflective Project (RP). PPS allows students to develop skills suitable for the workplace.

SL encourages students to undertake a project based on needs within their community.

LD underpins the IB educational philosophy, encouraging students to engage with a new language, out of a formal setting.

The RP is an in-depth piece of work created over an extended period of time, it allows students to identify and critically reflect upon an ethical issue within their BTEC study.         

Entry requirements

IB Careers Programme

Five GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C/4 or above, including English Language and maths. GCSEs in a subject directly related to the BTEC you wish to study are not a requirement. You should also have GCSE Grade C/4 in the IB subjects you wish to study, or related ones.


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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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