IB Career-related Programme

The International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP)* is a unique two-year programme that combines the rigour of the IB Diploma Programme* with the focus on career-related learning.

The IBCP is designed for pupils who are interested in pursuing a specific career path, such as business, performing arts, sports, or IT.

The Aquila School is a candidate school* for the Career Related Programme and Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. 

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org 

 

The Three Core Components of the IBCP

  • Academic subjects: Pupils study Environmental Systems and Societies, alongside one diploma subject that enhances their career-related study.
  • Career-related studies: Pupils study a career-related subject in depth. This is one of our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma courses.
  • Personal and professional skills: Pupils develop their personal and professional skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

The IBCP is a challenging programme, but it is also very rewarding. Pupils who complete the IBCP are well-prepared for a successful career in their chosen field.

 

Note: We highly recommend the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for all IB pupils - see HERE for more information

Benefits of the IBCP

There are many benefits to taking the IBCP, including:

  • Preparation for a career: The IBCP is designed to prepare pupils for a specific career path. Pupils will gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their chosen field.
  • A well-respected qualification: The IBCP is a highly respected qualification by employers and universities around the world.
  • A holistic education: The IBCP provides pupils with a holistic education that includes academic studies, career-related learning, and personal and professional skills development.
  • Global opportunities: The IBCP is a global programme that is offered in schools in over 100 countries. Pupils who complete the IBCP will have the opportunity to study and work abroad.

Benefits of the IBCP

There are many benefits to taking the IBCP, including:

  • Preparation for a career: The IBCP is designed to prepare pupils for a specific career path. Pupils will gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their chosen field.
  • A well-respected qualification: The IBCP is a highly respected qualification by employers and universities around the world.
  • A holistic education: The IBCP provides pupils with a holistic education that includes academic studies, career-related learning, and personal and professional skills development.
  • Global opportunities: The IBCP is a global programme that is offered in schools in over 100 countries. Pupils who complete the IBCP will have the opportunity to study and work abroad.

Who should take the IBCP?

The IBCP is ideal for pupils who are:

  • Interested in pursuing a specific career or university path
  • Looking for a challenging and rewarding educational experience

Career-related Studies

Pupils can select for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma one of the following Studies:
  • Performing Arts (Acting)
  • Performing Arts (Dance)
  • Art & Design (through Art)
  • Art & Design (through Resistant Materials)
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Sport, Fitness Instructing & Personal Training
  • Information Technology

Diploma Certificates

In addition to Environmental Systems and Societies, pupils can select one additional diploma certificate course:
  • Visual Arts - Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Design Technology - Resistant
  • Materials
  • Business Management
  • Digital Societies
  • Sports, Exercise and Health Science
Pupils may also choose to study a "Language Aquisition" course, subject to meeting the minimum criteria - GCC Nationals are required to study Arabic.