Sixth Form students at The Skinners’ Kent Academy are celebrating a superb set of results in the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme (IBCP).
100% of students passed the programme, making this the most successful year since the Academy launched the Sixth Form three years ago. Amelia Everett achieved results in the top 1% in the country in the financial education course, making her eligible for a bursary for further study and was awarded the highest mark, a level 7, in Business and Management. The Academy also increased the numbers of students achieving level 6s.
Head of Sixth Form and Skinners’ Kent Academy, Vice Principal designate, Mr O’Brien, said: “This is a fantastic set of results: they show a significant improvement in both attainment and progress.”
Students will now follow a variety of paths including university and work, with one student building on her experience to establish her own business.
The IB Careers Programme, which sits alongside the IB Diploma Programme, is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB and enables students to focus on careers related learning. The Skinners’ Kent Academy offers a unique academic programme incorporating IB Diploma subjects, A-Levels and vocational studies with students completing a unique Core element that involves community service, approaches to learning and a reflective project. The aim is to ensure students gain transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking and communication. Student, Megan Howell-Simpson said: “The IBCP has allowed me to work inside and outside of the classroom and that has developed me as a whole person. It has opened up my eyes to a world beyond and I’m delighted to have been offered a place at Staffordshire University to study policing and criminal investigation.”