One of the key components of The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) is the core element of the curriculum. The core is at the heart of the IBCP and enhances student’s personal and interpersonal development, with an emphasis on experiential learning. The core bridges the IB academic courses and the Career-related study and provides students with a combination of academic and practical skills. All students study the core curriculum as part of their IBCP studies.
The Reflective Project
The work of the IBCP culminates in the Reflective Project, which is an extended piece of independent research that requires the students to reflect upon an ethical dilemma of their choosing. Recent SKA student examples include:
Would it be ethical to privatise the NHS? (James Sermbezis, 2018)
Do financial markets require more or less government regulation? (Carolina Ricciardi, 2017)
The Reflective Project is a 3000 word essay that concludes with a 1000 word reflection on the process the students have undertaken to complete their work. Past students have used this as part of their portfolio for university admissions and apprenticeships as it is favourably looked upon by higher education institutions and employers.