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Dane Court offers the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) as an innovative and unique education programme for students who wish to engage in career-related learning. The IBCP combines the highly regarded and internationally recognised IB Diploma Programme courses with an approved career-related study and a unique IBCP core, which is underpinned by the IB ethos of creating reflective lifelong learners.


Therefore, because of the flexibility of the IBCP, we have been able to create our own distinct version of this programme at Dane Court offering career pathways of Business and Finance, Design Engineering, Health and Social Care, ICT and Sport and Exercise Science, alongside all of our IB Diploma subjects, which provides endless combinations for students.

The programme is made up of the following elements:

  • A double award in their chosen career related study
  • One higher and two standard level IB Diploma subjects
  • The IBCP core
  • The Dane Court IBCP internship (one hundred hours work experience in a local organisation)

This programme provides students with the options to apply to university, for apprenticeships or employment, having gained valuable skills, knowledge and experience in a breadth of areas.

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  • What subjects make up the IBCP? +

    You will chose a career-related subject and some IB diploma subjects that will compliment it, providing you with a well rounded education.
    This combination of subjects will prepare you for university, apprenticeships or employment.

  • What are career-related subjects? +

    Career-related subjects are traditionally called vocational subjects in England, our students study from the BTEC Nationals, Cambridge Technicals and AQA Technical exam boards.

  • Why do I study DP subjects? +

    Maintaining academic study will maintain academic rigour that is important for continuing learning and reflection as well as providing the opportunity to go to university if you want to.

  • What is the IBCP Core? +

    The IBCP Core is made up of the following elements:

    - Personal and professional skills - This is developed by Dane Court to ensure the development of students study and employability skills.
    - Service learning - Students plan and deliver a project to solve a social issue in the local community.
    - Language development - Students engage on a course of cultural enrichment, this includes learning language and investigating cultural practices.

  • Is work experience available to me as part of the IBCP? +

    All students who study on the IBCP have 12 days of work experience.
    You are interviewed and matched with a quality work experience placement that provides you with tasks and responsibilities that reflect your career-related learning.
    We are the only school in East Kent to offer this experience as part of sixth form life.

  • Can I go to university if I follow the IBCP pathway? +

    Yes, we have many students who go to university with the IBCP, including Russell Group. We ensure that students are on a programme of study that supports this option.

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