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International Baccalaureate

Homewood Sixth Form offers a wider range of qualifications which are described in more detail in our prospectus. For more information, please look at the guides below.

The IB Career-related Programme: a guide forparents and students in the UKIBCP Video

IBCP Core

Option Blocks

Students must select their choice of 3 or 4 courses so that they fall into different option blocks. Please download the option blocks here:

Option Blocks

Courses

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

IBCP

Duration: 2 years

Contact: Mrs C Cox

The IB Higher Business Management course is designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of business management theories, as well as their ability to apply a range of tools and techniques.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades at 4 including Maths.


Course Content

The IB Higher Business Management course is designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of business management theories, as well as their ability to apply a range of tools and techniques.

Students learn to analyse, discuss and evaluate business activities at local, national and international levels. The course covers a range of organisations from all sectors, as well as the sociocultural and economic contexts in which those organisations operate. The course covers the key characteristics of business organisation and environment, and the business functions of human resource management, finance and accounts, marketing and operations management.

Through the exploration of six underpinning concepts (change, culture, ethics, globalisation, innovation and strategy), the course allows students to develop a holistic understanding of today’s complex and dynamic business environment. The conceptual learning is firmly anchored in business management theories, tools and techniques and placed in the context of real world examples and case studies.

The course encourages the appreciation of ethical concerns at both a local and global level. It aims to develop relevant and transferable skills, including the ability to: think critically; make ethically sound and well-informed decisions; appreciate the pace, nature and significance of change; think strategically; and undertake long-term planning, analysis and evaluation.


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Further Opportunities

This course will prepare you for higher education; it offers a qualification for employment or further learning in business related sectors.

96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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FILM

IBCP

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr A Cox

The IB Higher Level Film course aims to develop students’ skills so that they become adept in both interpreting and making film texts.


Entry Requirements

Students who want to study Media and/or Film must get a grade 4 in Media if they studied it at GCSE. Alternatively, if not studied at GCSE they must get a grade 4 in English.


Course Content

The IB Higher Level Film course aims to develop students’ skills so that they become adept in both interpreting and making film texts.

Through the study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film-making, the course explores film history, theory and socio-economic background. The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film.

Students also develop the professional and technical skills to express themselves creatively in film. The course requires willingness to attempt to understand alternative views, to respect and appreciate cultural diversity, and to have an open and critical mind. In addition, the course is designed to promote:

an appreciation and understanding of film as a complex art form

an ability to formulate stories and ideas in film terms

the practical and technical skills of production

critical evaluation of film productions by the student and by others

The course has no exams but the work will involve controlled assessment writing of tasks to be marked by the teacher. All work produced will be eligible for contribution to the portfolio of work to be submitted during the life of the course. A number of coursework pieces will need to be submitted for assessment throughout the two years of the course.

Students will be expected to produce a number of presentations to their peers as part of the IB Film diploma, some of these will be recorded on camera and used to inform the assessment process. There is no expectation for students to have access to their own film equipment, however students may benefit from using their own film, sound and lighting equipment if it is available.


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96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY

IBCP

Duration: 2 Years

ITGS covers three strands, these are social and ethical significance in which candidates look at the social and ethical considerations related to IT developments, application to specified scenarios where candidates use scenarios to address IT developments in specified themes, and IT systems where candidates learn about the terminology, concepts and tools relating to IT developments.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades at 4 including English.


Course Content

Information Technology in a Global Society is an IB Diploma subject that is part of the International Baccalaureate Careers Program which we offer here at Homewood. It can be taken at standard level (roughly AS equivalent) or higher level (roughly A level equivalent).

ITGS covers three strands, these are social and ethical significance in which candidates look at the social and ethical considerations related to IT developments, application to specified scenarios where candidates use scenarios to address IT developments in specified themes, and IT systems where candidates learn about the terminology, concepts and tools relating to IT developments.
For this course candidates will be expected to complete one coursework piece where the students provide an IT solution for a client and two exams at the end of the two years of study at standard level, for higher level the candidates also have to complete an ITGS Case study.

Within the IBCP candidates will take one vocational option as part of their career related study equivalent to one A Level. Candidates will also undergo two IB Diploma subjects, each roughly equivalent to one A Level. The Career Related Programme will also teach students how to prepare for working life through the Core studies part of the program.


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96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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MATHS STUDIES

IBCP

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Miss R Holkham

The topics covered are: Algebra; Functions and equations; Circular functions and trigonometry; Vectors; Statistics and probability; and Calculus.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades at 4 including a 5 in Mathematics and a 4 in English.


Course Content

The aims of this IB Standard-level course are to:

  • Enjoy and develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematics
  • Develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics
  • Communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
  • Develop logical, critical and creative thinking, and patience and persistence in problem solving
  • Employ and refine powers of abstraction and generalisation
  • Apply and transfer skills to alternative situations, to other areas of knowledge and to future developments
  • Appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other
  • Appreciate the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics
  • Appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives
  • Appreciate the contribution of Mathematics to other disciplines
  • The topics covered are: Algebra; Functions and equations; Circular functions and trigonometry; Vectors; Statistics and probability; and Calculus. This course is assessed by three exams and a piece of coursework worth 20%.

This course must be taken with the Extended Project Qualification to gain the equivalent of an A Level.


96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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PSYCHOLOGY

IBCP

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr B Dang

The IB Diploma Programme higher level psychology course aims to develop an awareness of how research findings can be applied to better understand human behaviour and how ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades at 4 or above including Maths and Science and preferably English.


Course Content

The IB Diploma Programme higher level Psychology course aims to develop an awareness of how research findings can be applied to better understand human behaviour and how ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry. Students learn to understand the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour and explore alternative explanations of behaviour. They also understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry. In addition, the course is designed to:

  • Encourage the systematic and critical study of human experience and behaviour; physical, economic and social environments; and the history and development
  • of social and cultural institutions
  • Develop the capacity to identify, analyse critically and evaluate theories, concepts and arguments about the nature and activities of the individual
  • and society
  • Enable students to collect, describe and analyse data used in studies, test hypotheses; and interpret complex data and source material
  • Enable the student to recognize that the content and methodologies are contestable and that their study requires the toleration of uncertainty
  • Develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the better understanding of human behaviour
  • Ensure that ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry
  • Develop an understanding of the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour
  • Develop an understanding of alternative explanations of behaviour
  • Understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry

This course is taken as part of the IBCP or as a stand-alone subject.


96% University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.


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SOCIAL & CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

IBCP:

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr B Dang

The IB social and cultural anthropology course offers an opportunity for students to become acquainted with anthropological perspectives and ways of thinking, and to develop critical, reflexive knowledge.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades at 4 including English.


Course Content

The IB social and cultural anthropology course offers an opportunity for students to become acquainted with anthropological perspectives and ways of thinking, and to develop critical, reflexive knowledge.

Social and cultural anthropology contributes a distinctive approach to intercultural awareness and understanding. Anthropology fosters the development of citizens who are globally aware and ethically sensitive. The Social and Cultural Anthropology course for Higher Level students is designed to introduce the principles, practices and materials of the discipline. The aims are to:

  • Explore principles of social and cultural life and characteristics of societies and cultures
  • Develop an awareness of historical, scientific and social contexts within which Social and Cultural Anthropology has developed
  • Develop in the student a capacity to recognize preconceptions and assumptions of their own social and cultural environments
  • Develop an awareness of relationships between local, regional and global processes and issues

This course is taken as part of the IBCP or as a stand-alone subject.


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IBCP Social and Cultural Anthropology