King Ethelbert School enjoyed a VIP visit from the Education and Childcare Minister, Elizabeth Truss and local MPs Roger Gale and Laura Sandys, who went to discover the impact that the IBcc Study Programme has had on their students.
The school runs the International Baccalaureate Careers Related Certificate (IBcc) in the 6th form which combines academic and vocational qualifications within an innovative framework. Ms Truss, Ms Sandys and Mr Gale spoke to both current and past students about the life changing impact that studying the IBcc has had on their aspirations, destinations and careers related life skills.
The Government Minister listened and questioned students with interest and told them how impressed she was with their confidence, passion and clarity when they spoke about their IBcc journey. Year 13 student Ben Lambert took the opportunity to ask Ms Truss about the limited number of level 4 Apprenticeships available to school leavers with exceptional qualifications.
Local MPs Mr Gale and Ms Sandys complimented students on their presentations, expressing their support for the IBcc Qualification and Programme and invited King Ethelbert Sixth Form students to visit Parliament and talk further about their experiences