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International Academy of Greenwich is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that International Academy of Greenwich believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

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Professional Pathways

(KS4) & Internships

At Key Stage 4, IAG offers students a combination of GCSE and Btec qualifications which:

  1. continues the experiences learners have become accustomed to while studying the KS3 phase of the IAG Curriculum;
     

  2. supports all IAG students to have a choice, a voice and to provide them with the most appropriate pathway to academic success and access to the next phase of their education;
     

  3. prepares a large number of students for the rigour of the IB Diploma and the Career-based Programme;
     

  4. facilitates further study of the IB subject groupings;
     

  5. meets the established floor standards and expectations of Ebacc, Progress 8 and Attainment 8 measures; and
     

  6. is done so in a manner which furthers IAG’s Vision for education.

The Professional Pathway Curriculum structure comprises:

The Pathway will enable students to choose a ‘Major’ elective and at least one ‘Minor’ elective in addition to the mandatory CORE followed by all learners. The subjects are ‘packaged’ to facilitate the emergence of a professional persona. The CORE provision includes:

  • Mathematics

  • English Language & Literature

  • Combined Science (Trilogy)

  • Language
     

Content relating to the CORE will be delivered from the start of Year 9 however remains part of the MYP framework thus meeting the IB requirement for a three year programme of study.

In addition to the CORE we would expect the vast majority of students to undertake a Personal and/or Community Project.

In addition to offering a range of accredited courses IAG provides opportunities for students to experience the world of work through an extended Internship related to their Pathway. This is not only of huge value in itself but will also prepare students for the Careers and Diploma Programmes. A model akin to that in place at School21 is being developed for such authentic internships. More on learning through internships can be found here. Students will also apply their learning to community projects throughout Year 10 and 11 as part of Advisory thus reflecting the MYP requirement for such a project and furthermore bridging the MYP and Diploma Programme.

From Years 9 to 11 students will develop their own personalised pathways, first through Specialisation (Year 9) and then through Pathways (Year 10 and 11), this may mean that some students can complete terminal examinations for particular courses before the traditional end of Year 11. In addition some students may opt for more vocational pathways. Courses at this level will be rigorously designed and all materials including video explanations, texts and mastery tests will be built into our learning platform to enable learning anytime anywhere.

By the end of KS4 IAG expects all students to have achieved at least 8 GCSE or equivalent.

The subject offer for 2019 includes:

  • Maths

  • English Language & Literature

  • Combined Science Trilogy

  • Triple Science

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • History

  • Sociology

  • Computer Science

  • Drama

  • Art, Craft and Design (Art route – Fine Art & Photography or Textiles)

  • Art, Craft and Design (Design route – Three Dimensional Design & Textiles or Photography)

  • Physical and Health Education

  • PE OCR Nationals

  • HSC OCR Nationals

  • Enterprise & Marketing OCR Nationals

  • Community Language

  • Literacy support

  • Numeracy support

The subject offer for 2019 includes:

  • Maths

  • English Language & Literature

  • Combined Science Trilogy

  • Triple Science

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • History

  • Sociology

  • Computer Science

  • Drama

  • Art, Craft and Design (Art route – Fine Art & Photography or Textiles)

  • Art, Craft and Design (Design route – Three Dimensional Design & Textiles or Photography)

  • Physical and Health Education

  • PE OCR Nationals

  • HSC OCR Nationals

  • Enterprise & Marketing OCR Nationals

  • Community Language

  • Literacy support

  • Numeracy support

Internships

The subject offer for 2019/2020 includes:

  • Maths

  • English Language & Literature

  • Combined Science Trilogy

  • Triple Science

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • History

  • Computer Science

  • Drama

  • Art, Craft and Design (Art route – Fine Art & Photography or Textiles)

  • Art, Craft and Design (Design route – Three Dimensional Design & Textiles or Photography)

  • Physical and Health Education

  • PE OCR Nationals

  • HSC OCR Nationals

  • Enterprise & Marketing OCR Nationals

  • Community Language

  • Core + (Literacy & Numeracy support)

What are Internships?

Taking part in the IAG internship will :

  • Provide your child with an understanding of the world of work

  • Assist in deciding what type of career they might want in the future

  • Improve the personal development of your child

  • Improve the key skills and employability of your child

  • Provide a major link between the school, employers and the local community.

 

Your child will:

  • take part in the Internship programme from 13th January 2020 to 30th March 2020 (excluding the mid term break 17th February to 24th February 2020)

  • spend Monday afternoons, between 1:15 pm and 5:00 pm, at the host company for term 3 and term 4

  • undertake a project, which will be assessed by the employer

At the end of the placement, your child will present their project to their host workplace through a formal presentation. Examples include:

  • a piece of research 

  • a social media campaign

  • the redesign of a process

  • promotional videos 

  • a piece of art

  • planning and delivery of a community event  

Internships Process

  1. With assistance from parents, teachers and advisors, students can begin to search for suitable placements for themselves. (Now)

  2. Students can collect the ‘initial phone class’ script from Mr Boot or Ms Clarke. (Now)

  3. Students make an initial phone call and confirm placements. (Now)

  4. Students collect ‘Own find’ form, ‘Letter of Understanding’ form and the ‘Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy for Work Experience Providers’ from Mr Boot or Ms Clarke and return them as soon as possible (these documents are also available through iag.world). 

  5. These must be returned by 18th November 2019 to allow sufficient time for them to arrange the necessary Health and Safety checks in time for January. Any potential employer must have Employers’ Liability Insurance.

  6. Royal Borough of Greenwich carries out necessary checks and confirm or decline placement. 

  7. Students receive Internship Program training during Advisory sessions (Nov-Dec)

  8. Internship begins (Jan 2020)

 

Key documentation supporting Internships

For students:

 

Initial Call Script

 

Student Profile form

‘Find Own’ Form

For Parents:

 

Information for Parents (Part A) 

 

Information for Parents (Part B)

Parent letter

For Employers:

 

IAG Internships for Employers

 

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY FOR WORK EXPERIENCE PROVIDERS

 

Letter of Understanding

Host Employer Letter


For everyone:

 

‘Find Own’ Form

 

Work Experience Evaluation Questionnaire

 

Overview Presentation