In 1965, five students became the first to enrol in the sixth form centre at Impington Village College, and by the following year, a full intake was accounted for. The strength of sixth form is shown in 1968 when IVC took a group of students on a trip to Norway. A journal was written to record the events that took place during the vacation. This highlights that for many years, international learning has been at the forefront of education at the College. Impington was one of the first establishments in the country to offer the International Baccalaureate - a challenging two year course for students aged 16-19 who thrive in all subject areas. In 1998 the College also became an international language centre.
Today there are 49 different languages spoken at Impington Village College by students and staff. This shows the international connections which spread across Cambridge, the UK and to over15 other countries. The International Sixth Form continues to offers students the option to study A Level courses, the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Performance School and IDEAL.
"Impington International Sixth Form is an institution with a national and international reputation for the quality of educational experience it provides. It is an exciting place for young people to develop socially and academically. The College offers opportunity, challenge, community and diversity and it encourages young people to take on more responsibility for their education and future.
At the heart of all of our provision is the IB mission statement which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. There is certainly never a dull day and with students from fifteen different countries and the ability to speak so many different languages!" Mike Stagg, Head of Sixth Form (2013-2014).