IB Career-related Programme

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is a framework of international education that incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning.

The CP provides a comprehensive educational framework that combines highly regarded and internationally recognized courses, from the IB Diploma Programme (DP), with a unique CP core and an approved career-related study.

Students in the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP) engage with a rigorous study programme that genuinely interests them, while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.

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The CP is designed for students interested in pursuing a career-related education in the final two years of secondary school. It provides them with an excellent foundation to support their further studies as well as ensure their preparedness for success in the workforce.

"Like me, a lot of 16 year olds don’t know what they want to do for the rest of their life so by taking CP I felt like my choices were much more diverse and I wasn’t limited to going to university or going into the world of work. My opportunities were kept more open, so depending on what path I took, there were no limitations.” - Student

The IB learner profile -  which aligns completely with our school mission statement - encourages students to become globally minded citizens and foster attributes to become responsible members of our local, global and national and global communities.

All CP students must meet the four additional requirements to obtain their IB CP Certificate called the Core components. 

  • Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) is designed for students to develop attitudes, skills and strategies to be applied to personal and professional situations and contexts.

  • Fulfil the requirements of Service Learning. This programme of activities is pursued outside the classroom, where students engage on an ongoing basis in activities serving their community and developing social, creative and interpersonal skills outside the academic arena. 

  • The Reflective Project is an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period. The reflective project is intended to promote high-level research, writing and extended communication skills, intellectual discovery and creativity.

  • Meet the requirements of the Language Development component requirements. Language Development encourages students to improve their proficiency in a language other than their best language. Students are required to submit a portfolio of their learning. 

"Applied studies gave me a deeper insight in subjects and a more interesting complete overview." - Student

Subject Choices

Candidates study the BTEC  International Level 3 Diploma in Business and three IB DP subjects as part of the IB CP.

The diagram below will allow you to draw a potential subject package for students wishing to come to our school, by selecting one subject from each column. However, your subject selection will be confirmed and approved once you have met with our school's Deputy Principal or IB Programme Coordinator.

We need to emphasise that our subject offer will depend on student numbers opting for them and teacher availability.