Curriculum - Key Stage 5
At key stage 5, Sixth Form students follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum. This framework has the advantage of being consistent across all IB schools all over the world.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
The IBDP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the IB Core. To view the courses available at Westminster Academy, please visit our IBDP page. For more information about the curriculum content, please download our Curriculum Booklet from the bottom of this page, speak to Personal Tutors or contact us. To read the IB curriculum vision, select a subject group or Core element below.
IBDP subject groups
Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word essay.
Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning in the IBDP takes place in small classes, taught by specialist teachers. As such, teachers build strong relationships with students and are able to effectively challenge and motivate them to achieve their full potential in all aspects of the Diploma. The Academy strives to encourage independent inquiry, develop students’ self-management and workplace skills, nurture open minds and develop global awareness and connectivity.
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme
The IBCP is a three-part educational framework consisting of courses from the IB Diploma Programme, a career-related study and the IBCP Core. To view the curriculum content, please download our Curriculum Booklet from the bottom of this page, speak to Personal Tutors or contact us.
Courses from the IBDP
IBCP students at Westminster Academy study two IB courses, selected from the six subject groups listed above under ‘IBDP subject groups’.
Students study one of the BTEC Extended Diploma programmes listed below.
BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied science
BTEC Extended Diploma in Business
BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
The IBCP Core
The IBCP Core enhances the personal and interpersonal development of students, with an emphasis on experiential learning. The four interrelated components which form the Core are:
Personal and Professional Skills
For more information about the IBCP Core curriculum, please click here.
Teaching and Learning
IBCP learning places an emphasis on practical skills developed through projects, such as filming, building websites or preparing business plans to pitch to investors. Classes aim to equip students with the professional skills, academic strength, research skills and international perspective for university, employment and life-long learning.
For more information about the IBCP at Westminster Academy, please visit our IBCP page.