What is the IBCP?

The CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.

The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

The CP curriculum

CP students undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses. Pupils will also take part in the core which consists of four components that includes approaches to learning, community and service, language development and a reflective project as well as an approved career-related course.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme diagram

For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigour of the programme; the career-related study further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.  CP students undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses. Pupils will also take part in the core which consists of four components that includes approaches to learning, community and service, language development and a reflective project as well as an approved career-related course.

Assessment and Exams

Students take written examinations at the end of their IB Diploma Programme courses which are marked by external IB examiners.

The components of the CP core are assessed by the school.

Who is the CP for?

The CP was specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.

If you have any questions regarding the assessment of the core, or any other questions about the IBCP, please contact Mr Simmons the IBCP Coordinator.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme diagram