Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
What is the CP?
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
Students can build their IBCP programme from the following ‘menu’:
IB Diploma Subjects
Social and Cultural Anthropology
English Language and Literature
Information Technology in a Global Society
Subjects may be offered at standard level (SL) or higher level (HL). SL is roughly equivalent to an AS Level and HL to an A-level.
Health and Social Care
2 single options OR 1 double
Subjects may be offered as a single (equivalent to 1 A-Level) or double (equivalent to 2 A-Levels).
Personal and Professional Skills
The reflective project carries UCAS points.
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.
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.
Find out more about CP curriculum
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.
Find out more about CP assessment and exams.
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.
Learn more about students in the CP
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.
As well as the information above, you can find out more about the IBCP here.