GRADUATING YEARS (GRADES 10-12)
The Brockton’s Grade 10-12 curriculum is taught within the framework of the BC Ministry of Education Graduation Program (Grades 10-12) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) Grades 6-10, Diploma Programme (DP) Grades 11 & 12, and Career-Related Programme (CP) Grades 11 & 12.
Brockton, in recognition of the uniqueness of each learner and their respective aspirations, provides what is termed the Brockton Pathways to Graduation. Students at Brockton School may choose to take any of the following pathways. Note: Each Brockton student, regardless of the path they choose, will have secured the BC Ministry of Education Dogwood Diploma at graduation.
PATHWAYS TO GRADUATION (GRADE 11 & 12)
Brockton is a unique ISABC school in that we offer four pathways to graduation. We endeavour to truly personalize learning at Brockton, and know that each student shines when they follow a unique path to where they are going next. Students at Brockton School may choose to take any of the following pathways:
BC MINISTRY CURRICULUM (ENRICHED)
The BC Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements. Students in BC require a minimum of 80 credits to graduate; Brockton students generally exceed this expectation. Students in the Dogwood Program at Brockton have an enriched inquiry-based academic program where they are supported to become educated citizens equipped with the knowledge, competencies, and skills they will need to transition successfully into higher education and careers
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (DP)
This program aims to promote students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service and leadership aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
IB CAREER-RELATED PROGRAMME
Brockton School is proud to be one of the only IB Schools in Canada to become certified to add the IB Career-related Programme (CP) to their curriculum this past January. This programme exists as an alternative to the traditional IB Diploma Programme (DP), which students in their senior years in the IB Programme complete.In accordance with the CP core goals of encouraging student growth in key areas of: personal qualities, professional skills, and intellectual habits, the CP programme allows for more hands-on and career specific study for the development of both practical and academic skills. The programme places emphasis on experiential learning to ensure professional success in an increasingly complex and demanding job market.Brockton is excited to utilize this new programme to guide, inspire, and uplift a new generation of life-long learners in their chosen endeavours, whether that be further or higher education, apprenticeships, or joining the workforce.
IB DIPLOMA COURSES + BC DOGWOOD COURSES
This program is called the IB Hybrid and is a mixture of the IB Diploma and the BC Ministry of Education Graduation Program.
Each Brockton student, regardless of the path they choose, will have secured the BC Ministry of Education Dogwood Diploma at graduation.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME
The IB Diploma Programme is an internationally recognized, academically rigorous program. Students have a wide variety of courses to choose from to map out the best pathway towards life beyond graduation. Our Diploma students pursue post-secondary studies at the Universities of their choice, benefiting from scholarships and first year credits from their hard work in their final high school years.
STAFF TO STUDENT RATIOS
Brockton maintains an outstanding ratio of staff:students, particularly in the Graduating Years, resulting in more professional attention and guidance per child and family.
COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT NETWORK
Brockton Brockton maintains an expansive Student Services department and School Support Network. The Student Services Department provides various supports including but not limited to post-secondary counselling, course counselling, personal counselling, learning resources (gifted and learning difference needs), social-emotional learning, mental health, and more.
POST SECONDARY AND LIFE PREPARATIONS
The curricular program at Brockton is focussed on preparing students for post-secondary paths AND life during and beyond those post-secondary paths. In general students take an academic course load (as required by post-secondary institution entry requirements) complemented by engagement in valuable specialist/elective programs and lessons for life-long learning.
ELECTIVE OFFERINGS AND SPECIALIST STAFF
A goal of the Graduating Program is to support students to further their solid foundation of core curriculum as well as to engage students at a deeper level in areas of potential passion. Specialist teachers lead specialist/elective offerings. Brockton teachers are well accustomed to having varied prior experiences of students in their courses and differentiate learning accordingly. Please contact our Admissions Office to refer to the Course Information Handbook for more detailed information of the many course offerings for each grade level.
Community Action is an important aspect of learning at Brockton School for all ages/stages. At Brockton everybody, regardless of age/stage, is a somebody and has the opportunity to be a difference maker. Students are encouraged to explore and pursue areas of interest and passion as they delve into their personal and social responsibilities. Among other opportunities in leadership and community action, Grade 5 students participate in the PYP Exhibition as the culminating, collaborative experience in the final year of the IB Primary Years Programme. Students will explore, document, and share their understanding of an issue or opportunity of personal significance.
GRADUATION AND LIFE AS AN ALUMNI
Graduating from Brockton is unlike any other experience one can imagine. Explore our most recent Graduation Ceremony to see just how special graduating from Brockton can be. Graduates soon become alumni and as such are a part of the Brockton Alumni connected network. Brockton Alumni have chosen diverse paths and have found great success in the numerous paths they have chosen.