Introduction to the IB Career-Related Programme
The Career-related Programme (CP), like the Diploma Programme (DP), is an academic option open to students entering their final two years of secondary school at Renaissance College.
The CP takes a specialized approach, within an IB educational framework and philosophy, that can be customized to suit students’ needs, personal interests and strengths. The CP framework allows students to specialise in a career-related pathway that is suited to their enthusiasms and ability. Students take between two to four DP courses, at Higher or Standard Level, in combination with their career-related studies while fulfilling the relevant, related and distinctive CP core requirements. All components of the CP reflect a balance between career-related objectives and academic rigour with the aim of cultivating internationally-minded and well-rounded students while allowing them to access multiple pathways including higher education, employment and apprenticeships. (Overview of the Career-related Programme, IBO 2015).
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The CP develops students to be:
- Academically advanced within their specialism
- Skilled in a practical field
- Critical and ethical thinkers
- Resilient and determined
- Confident and assured
- Caring and reflective