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States to introduce new IB programme

States to introduce new IB programme

Monday 19 August 2019

States to introduce new IB programme

A financial qualification is the first professional, technical or vocational course that pupils will be able to combine with the International Baccalaureate under plans announced by the States.

Ahead of the debate on the future of secondary and post-16 education in September, the States have released further information about some of ESC's proposals for an 11-18 one-school-over-two-sites model.

The latest contains a commitment to providing at least the same number of A Level opportunities for pupils on both sites as are currently available at the Grammar School Sixth Form Centre. 

ESC also plans to introduce the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) in conjunction with The Guernsey Institute, whose executive principal was announced this week

“The IB Career-related programme is a brilliant addition to the sixth form and further education offer in Guernsey, and we are pleased that the Committee has been supportive of this move," said College of Further Education Principal Louise Misselke. 

"This programme will increase the range of possibilities open to students at 16, and allow them, if they wish, to combine a vocational, technical or professional qualification studied at The Guernsey Institute with relevant IB courses studied at one of the 11-18 Colleges.

"Following positive initial conversations with industry representatives, initially this programme will be launched with a Finance pathway, and other options will be explored in due course. Students following this programme will achieve a recognised and well-respected qualification which place them in a strong position to go on to university or employment.”

Pictured top: The three institutions that are joining up to form the Guernsey Institute, which IB students will be able to take certain qualifications from. 


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