THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE CAREER-RELATED PROGRAMME (IBCP)
The IBCP (formerly known as IBCC) is the fourth International Baccalaureate Programme and it is aimed at students entering the last two years of High School that have a particular career path in mind. The IBCP allows students to specialize and dedicate themselves to a career path that they know they want to pursue.
IBCP CURRICULUM MODEL
The IBCP encompasses some elements of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) within its structure. It also encompasses the IB’s educational philosophy and mission.
Figure 1: IBCP Curriculum model (IB, 2016)
The IBCP has a taught component that comprises of the following.
A minimum of two IB Courses (up to a maximum of four) at Standard Level or Higher Level
A career-related study course
An Approaches to Learning course
A Language Development course
The following aspects of the IBCP programme cover the independent learning component of the IBCP course.
Community and Service
THE IBCP AT RENAISSANCE COLLEGE
The IBCP at Renaissance College is currently an art and design pathway for students who want to pursue art or design at university, college or as a career. We have a partnership with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Hong Kong. SCAD will provide part of its foundation course as the career related study over the two years of the IBCP programme. The students will take units such as Drawing 100, Design 101 etc.
Further information on SCAD is available at the following URL
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE IBCP?
A significant number of our students go to art colleges in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong, and the IBCP offers a more directed path into this area of further education.
Students who know that they want to pursue a career in art or design are ideally suited to this educational pathway. Students applying to art colleges have to produce a portfolio of their work and this often difficult to do while completing the demands of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). The IBCP also allows a student to specialize to a degree that is not possible with the IBDP and concentrate on their art or design work.
Vice Principal – Stewart Redden
CP Coordinator – Wilma Shen
Service Learning Coordinator – Nicolene Kuyper
FE/Careers – Gigi Lam, Aletha Rossiter and Wilma Shen
SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
The IBCP students will attend the Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Pastoral sessions provide for all Year 12 and Year 13 students. In addition, the IBCP students will have dedicated advisory session for 1hour 20 minutes every two weeks.
All of Renaissance College’s counseling services and learning enhancement services are available to all our students.
Renaissance College has a Further Education office that fully supports our students with applications to colleges and universities. There is also a member of staff dedicated to careers education.
IB COURSES INFORMATION
For more information on our IBDP courses please consult our IBDP prospectus, which can be found here.
Most of the courses available to IBDP students are available to IBCP students with the exception of Mathematics HL. However, it is important that student takes courses that will allow them to successfully pursue their career-related pathway, which may mean meeting requirements for college or university. It is therefore important that course selection is discussed with Vice Principal in charge of the IBCP programme.
Please contact Mr. Stewart Redden at [email protected] for further details or any questions regarding the IBCP.