Why choose the CP?

The CP offers students a plethora of advantages through its personalised, interdisciplinary approach to learning. The course is tailored to students’ interests and strengths, encouraging self-confidence and fostering an enjoyment in learning.

This focus on student-centric learning is embodied through the programme assessment, which is mostly in the form of project-based coursework. This gives students the opportunity to tailor their own studies to issues and areas that they enjoy, rather than pigeon-holing them into learning subjects by rote for examinations. The course takes a progressive step in recognising that not all students respond well to traditional exams; many are more likely to excel through project work.

The exposure of students to authentic real-world learning situations develops an understanding and appreciation of the work-place, and their chosen industry more generally. Linking academic-based classes with practical examples means that students see their learning as relevant to the problems and issues of the outside world and their future life, helping to broaden their horizons. It also exposes them to areas of work that they may realise they have a talent for. 

The beauty of the CP course is that it can prepare students for a wide variety of options after high school. The programme is designed to develop a transferable and life-long skillset which prepares students to go on to further education, apprenticeships, or straight into employment.

A world of opportunities

The detailed knowledge, skills and understanding gained from studying Diploma Courses, the Career-related Programme core and the industry-related study provide opportunities for:

  • Employment: the transferrable skills fostered in the personal and professional skills course, combined with the specific knowledge and skills developed by students in their career-related studies, provide an opportunity for students to move directly into employment in their chosen field.
  • Apprenticeships: apprenticeship schemes are available in many countries where students are given on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction in a particular craft or trade.
  • Further education: students may wish to continue their education at educational institutions that specialise in their chosen field of study.
  • Higher education: the combination of career-related qualifications with the knowledge and skills obtained from studying International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses, opens doors for students at renowned higher education institutions across the world.

More information on the Career-related Programme can be found here.