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Impington International College

New Rd, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

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About us

Impington International College is unique amongst state education providers. The chance for young people from all over the world to work and socialise together gives tremendous advantages; broadening cultural horizons, increasing understanding and challenging preconceptions. We are extremely proud to have been an IB world school since 1991, one the very first state schools in the UK to offer these world class programmes.

Student support

The quality of care at IIC is exceptional - the tutor: student ratio is approximately 1:15, with a dedicated Student Manager for pastoral support and guidance. in lessons, the teacher: student ratio is, on average, 1:10.

What makes us different?

The IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) develops academic independence, giving a breadth of skills and knowledge fit for the 21st century. The IBDP offers more choice, flexibility, breadth and depth of study than A Levels.  Each subject at Higher Level is the equivalent of an A Level, But with the IBDP you have the change to continue a range of subjects you might enjoy, The Diploma is, however, more than a collection of subjects or the learning of facts; it prepares students exceptionally well for further study or employment. the Diploma Core is designed to bring together the different elements of the diploma programme, and provides students with an opportunity to develop skills such as independence and enquiry, that are praised by universities. A potential three additional points are awarded to students for studying Theory of knowledge, completing the Extended Essay, and participating in Creativity, Activity and Service.

The IBCP (International Baccalaureate Careers Programme) develops specific careers skills as well as promoting academic independence, preparing students for the 21st century work place. Students studying the IBCP will combine a 2 A Level equivalent BTEC alongside two Higher Level IB Courses, each the equivalent of an A Level. Like the Diploma programme, however,  the Careers programme is more than a collection of subjects; it develops students exceptionally well for further study or employment. The IBCP Core is designed to bring together the different elements of the Careers programme and  provides students with an opportunity to develop skills such as independence and enquiry, that are praised by universities and demanded by employers. Students study courses in Personal and Professional Skills, complete the Reflective Project and participate in Service Learning.

Both qualifications are welcomed by leading universities and employers worldwide.

Additional information

When applying for the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) you chose six IB subjects. Please use information in our prospectus or on our website for guidance about the range and limits of subject choices.  Don't worry too much about subject choices, on this application form, your choices will be fully reviewed at your Guidance Meeting.  Entry requirements for the IBDP are at least seven GCSE's with an average of Grade 5, including English Language and Maths.  For subjects you wish to take at Higher Level you will need at least a Grade 6.

When applying for the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Careers Programme) you chose a Career Related Study BTEC and two or three IB subjects.  These will be reviewed with you during your Guidance Meeting.  Entry requirements for the IBCP are at least five subjects at GCSE Grade 4 or higher, ideally including Maths and English and preferably with a grade 5 in your area of specialism. Strong interest in the vocational BTEC subject will need to be in evidence at your Guidance Meeting.

Alongside our academic qualifications you can be a member of our Sports Scholarship Programme or the Performance School.  Entry to these programmes is by audition or trial.

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