The Fort Issue 11 March 2022 - Page 12

FEATURE

The IB Career-related programme (CP) offers academic study and practical hands-on experience through an integrated package, consisting of a minimum of two of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) academic subjects, studied alongside the career-related study option. Due to the blend of academic and professional study, the programme is suitable both for students with a particular career interest, and for students who do not yet have a specific career pathway in mind. The IB CP gives students valuable experience of different learning styles and methods of assessment.

The IBCP framework consists of three elements:

1.THE CAREER RELATED STUDY

Students will follow a professional course (e.g. a BTEC) in a specialist area, using a practical, real-world approach to learning.

Launching and Running a Business (JAYE)

Business Finance

Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

Planning a Marketing Campaign

What is the IB Career-Related Programme?

The IB collaborates with a range of major accredited providers, including Pearson BTEC. At VIS, IBCP students undertake a BTEC International Subsidiary Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, this is the equivalent of one A-level. Units studied are:

Launching and Running a Business (JAYE)

Business Finance

Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

Planning a Marketing Campaign

The IBCP JAYE business team won, “The Best Product Launch,” with their SILKY protective drinks cover at the JAYE launch event in November. They have since gone from strength to strength with the marketing of their product, featuring on Lovin’ Malta. They also have some very exciting news to be announced shortly, watch this space!