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University Recognition & Destinations

Do Universities recognise the IBCP?

Through the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme, students deepen their understanding in general areas of knowledge, engaging in a holistic education model that fosters an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

As a result of the programme, students develop the self-confidence and skills to participate successfully in higher education.

Universities and further/higher education institutions are likely to value the CP, for a number of reasons.

Some of these are outlined below. 

Academic strength - CP students complete a minimum of two internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses. The CP core further develops the academic skills of students through its four components.

An international perspective - CP students are encouraged to view aspects of their studies in a broad, global context. They are challenged to become internationally minded and culturally aware. 

Intercultural understanding - Intercultural learning is a priority within the CP. Students move to a position of advocacy as they become more aware of their own culture and that of others.

An ethical education - The CP core provides a major opportunity for ethical education, conceived as involving principles, attitudes and codes of behaviour. 
External validation - The CP validates both achievement and academic integrity in students' performance through its examination and moderation process.

Research and writing skills - CP students complete a reflective project on an ethical dilemma associated with their career-related studies. The reflective project provides excellent preparation and experience for the kinds of undergraduate research required for further and higher education.

Research: International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme students studying at UK higher education institutions: How do they perform in comparison with BTEC students? (April 2021)

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