This is a two year course: Higher Level is the equivalent of one A level and Standard Level is the equivalent of one half A level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).
If taken in one of the following three combinations, then students will be enrolled on the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP).
- One vocational course + one A level + two IB courses at any level.
- Two vocational courses + two IB courses at any level.
Completing the IBCP will allow students to gain extra UCAS points through the reflective project.
This consists of four core units:
UNIT 1: Power, sovereignty and international relations
UNIT 2: Human rights
UNIT 3: Development (of political systems in emerging countries e.g. Newly Independent African Nations).
UNIT 4: Peace and conflict
The IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway) is globally recognised and accepted by universities around the world. Some competitive university courses ask for specific IB subjects to have been studied as part of the Baccalaureate programme of study. We recommend that you research current grade requirements for that subject on www.ucas.com and filter for the International Baccalaureate.
Possible future careers include:
- Civil Service fast streamer.
- Government social research officer.
- Politician's assistant.
- Public affairs consultant.
- Public relations account executive
- Social researcher.