The Following Frequently Asked Questions about the Career related programme have been provided by the International Baccalaureate Organisation
What is the Career-related Programme?
The Career-related Programme (CP), designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB), is an innovative education programme tailored to students who want to focus on career-related learning in the last two years of high school. It allows students to create an individualize path that leads to either further study or employment after graduation.
By developing academic skills and employment-related competencies, the CP provides the basis for:
Service Learning is based on the principles of service learning, which emphasize developing local knowledge, civic responsibility, social aptitude and personal growth.
Personal and Professional Skills
This course introduces students to life skills that help make sense of the world. The course emphasizes critical and ethical thinking, intercultural understanding and the ability to communicate effectively.
Language development ensures that all CP students are exposed to a language, other than their mother tongue, that will increase their understanding of the wider world. Students are encouraged to study a language that suits their needs and background.
The reflective project asks students to identify, analyze, critically discuss and evaluate an ethical issue arising from their career-related studies. The project can be done in different formats, including an essay, a web page or a short film. This work encourages students to ask questions, take action and reflect as they develop strong research and communication skills.
How do IBCP support college and career readiness?
College and career readiness refers not only to content knowledge but skills and habits that students must have to succeed in postsecondary education or training that leads directly to the workforce. In addition to providing academic rigour, IB programmes develop skills such as time management and critical thinking that have been identified as necessary to successfully navigate, persist in and complete university.
How can I learn more about the IBCP?
This guide to studying the IB Career-related Programme in Kent contains information on pathways beyond the IBCP, student case studies and frequently asked questions.