The IBCP is an innovative education programme tailored to those who want to focus on career-related learning. Over the past two years, students at the Academy completed a Reflective project and Community Service Learning whilst studying a range of different subjects including History, Visual Arts, Social & Cultural Anthropology and Business Management.
Students have been offered University places to study a range of courses from Accountancy to Zoology, via Architecture, Computer Science, Forensic Psychology, History, Linguistics, Marketing, Mental Health, Nursing, Stage Management, and in various places across the UK, including Bangor, Bristol, Canterbury, Loughborough, Nottingham, Sheffield and Surrey. Such a breadth and range of University courses showcases the flexibility and adaptability of the IB Career-related programme.
Following another difficult year due to Covid-19, Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate, said: "The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for students, teachers, and schools throughout the world as COVID-19 has undermined much of what we had come to take for granted. I salute their spirit and dedication to our shared mission: education for a better world.
A key responsibility of the IB this year has been to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged by the pandemic, including in their applications to university and higher education. The many changes we have made to this session are part of this commitment to ensure students are not affected by the hugely challenging circumstances in which they have been learning.”
Commenting on this years’ results, Principal, Hannah Knowles added: “We are incredibly proud of all our Year 13 students this year, who despite the disruptions caused by Covid-19 have not only demonstrated incredible resilience but epitomise what it is to be a SKA and IB learner. It has been a delight sharing in their joy as they have opened their results today and we are thrilled their results are facilitating their next steps, be it to read at Russell Group Universities or to begin Apprenticeships or Employment. Our young people thoroughly deserve the grades they have been awarded today and we look forward to welcoming them back in years to come as part of our alumni!”
For further information about studying the IBCP programme at The Skinners’ Kent Academy, please see here.