IB Career-related Programme Overview

IB Career-related Programme Overview

The International Baccalaureate Programme Overview at GWIS

 

At GWIS we offer the following pathways;

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Courses
  • International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)

 

Our 2016-17 results were excellent as demonstrated by all 83 students achieving above their predictions with a pass rate of 99%. The IBDP average points score of 36 at GWIS places us as the highest achieving school in the UAE.

The  IBCP  framework  allows  students  to  specialise  in,  and  focus  on,  a  career-related pathway.

The Pathways on offer at GWIS are;

 Options in Year 12 & 13

  • Business
  • Creative Media

The above are offered as either BTEC National or Extended National Diploma

 

Results and Cohort Breakdown by qualification in IBCP

In 2017 100% of our 7 students passed the IBCP, collectively achieving the following in their DP subjects;

 

Diploma Programme Subject Grade

Number of Grades Awarded

7

1

6

6

5

5

4

4

3

3

 

 

GWIS Student BTEC Results 2017

Student

BTEC Results

Student 1

Distinction*,Distinction*, Distinction*

Student 2

Distinction*,Distinction*, Distinction*

Student 3

Distinction*,Distinction*, Distinction*

Student 4

Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Student 5

Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Student 6

Distinction, Merit, Merit

 

BTEC have a grading system that represents the below level of assessment

Grade Awarded

Descriptor

Distinction*

Excellent

Distinction

Very Good

Merit

Good

Pass

Acceptable

 

The IBCP and Universities

Opportunities for further education continue to develop as the IBCP continues to grow in popularity worldwide. The BTEC and the IB Diploma courses are already recognised as separate components by universities. Through our network of staff a number of reciprocal arrangements have been made with UK universities who actively encourage applicants from GEMS Wellington  International School. In 2017, 3 of our graduating cohort went to the University of Greenwich to study Film and TV production and Media and Communication, further advocating the study of a professionally focused career-related study pathway.

 

We as a school believe whole heartedly in providing a wide range of courses that meet the needs of all of our students. We fully believe that the IBCP provides choice for students who wish to focus their academic pathway and gain professional skills and experience whilst completing their studies.

 

The entry requirement for the IBCP in Business is 5 GCSE sat grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

 

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business provides the career related focus of the IBCP in Business at GWIS and is equivalent to 2 A Levels.

 

BTEC Course Specifics

Six Mandatory Units

Six Optional Units

The Business Environment

 

Business Resources

 

Introduction to Marketing

 

Business Communication

 

Business Accounting

 

Creative Product Promotion

 

Market Research in Business

 

Internet Marketing in Business

 

Recruitment & Selection in  Business

 

Developing Teams in Business

 

Understanding Retail

 

Website Design Strategy

 

 

International Baccalaureate Career Related Certificate in Creative Media

 

The entry requirement for the IBCP in Creative Media is 5 GCSE sat grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

 

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Creative Media provides the career related focus of the IBCP in Creative Media at GWIS and is equivalent to 2 A Levels.

 

BTEC Course Specifics

Six Mandatory Units

Six Optional Units

Pre-Production  techniques

 

Communication  Skills

 

ResearchTechniques

 

Creative Media Management Project

 

Working to a Brief in the Creative Media

 

Critical Approaches to Media Products

The Creative Media Sector


 Understanding Video  Technology

 

Single Camera Techniques

 

Corporate &  Promotional  Programmes

 Stop Motion Animation Production

 

 Marketing & Public Relations

 

 

IB Diploma Courses are chosen from the IB Diploma Programme and have previously included, English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Film, Business and Management. Please refer to our IB option information booklet for further information on options available.