Welcome from the Vice Principal
Welcome from the Vice Principal
At Impington International College we offer a unique educational experience for our students who choose to come to study with us from many schools in the local area, wider parts of the UK and all around the world. We are proud to provide an education which can be tailored to your passions in an environment where your aspirations can be accomplished.
Our academically driven cohort achieve outstanding results and our alumni have gone on to attend renowned higher education institutions around the world, including: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London, King’s College London, Loughborough University, Leiden University, UCLA, The Place, Italia Conti, International University of Japan, and many more.
Every individual in our sixth form is known. Our small class sizes ensure high contact time with teachers so that your individual needs are met and our close-knit environment allows you to flourish, both academically and socially. Our students are motivated to succeed, and our sixth form allows you to realise your goals and progress confidently into the next stages of learning and life.
We are proud to have offered a world class education to our students for over 30 years through the International Baccalaureate (IB), in fact, we were one of the first state schools in the UK to do so. Through the IB’s Diploma Programme (DP), you will develop academic independence and will be able to broaden your cultural horizons, becoming an internationally-minded individual in an increasingly globalised world. If you are interested in both an academic and vocational education alongside real-world approaches to learning, you can choose to study the IB’s Career-related Programme (CP) which helps to develop knowledge and experience of a chosen industry.
The IB’s mission statement and ethos underpins all that we do, and through our teaching we aim to develop “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world”. Not only will you gain a valuable breadth of skills through either the DP or CP curriculum, but IB higher level subjects also provide the same depth of knowledge as A Levels, so you can go on to achieve excellence in whichever path you choose.
For those who wish to enter the professional world of theatre and performing arts you can choose to study at our performance school, or train alongside your studies through one of our professional sports scholarships. We also offer a number of Extended BTEC courses, allowing you to gain a practical approach to learning combined with the important theory. As well as academic study, all students are given the opportunity to undertake a number of community-based projects and are offered an extraordinary range of extra-curricular opportunities including: primary teaching, overseas initiatives, charity and volunteer work, sports fixtures, and many more.
We are a truly international sixth form and pride ourselves on welcoming students from all walks of life. If you are looking to study with us and are moving from overseas, we have an incredible network of host families in the local area who are able to guide and assist you with your studies and will welcome you into a friendly and sociable community.
We would love to show you around our sixth form and to discuss how our programmes can be personalised to your passions; please do come and visit us.