Raising student aspirations through education

Increasingly, universities are seeing applications from students with a mix of academic and vocational qualifications, and this trend looks set to continue. The International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) helps students take advantage of this trend by combining the two pathways along with a skills-based core which prepares students for employment, further training through apprenticeships or for entry to higher education.  

King Ethelbert School in Birchington, Kent, which offers the CP, describes the programme as “transformational”. Hear and learn about the real benefits and impact the programme has had on students in a free webinar presented by Dr. Peter Fidczuk, UK Development and Recognition Manager at the IB, and Jocelyn Rebera, Head of Sixth Form at King Ethelbert School.

Thursday, 15 June, at 1 pm (UK time)

“For us, when we introduced the programme, it was about getting a balance between a vocational practical qualification and the academic rigour and still equipping students with the academic qualification to go on to higher education, if they wanted to.”

Vicki Willis, Deputy Head Teacher, King Ethelbert School