What is the IB Career Programme (IBCP)?IB large

The IB Career Programme (IBCP) is an internationally recognised qualification that provides an innovative educational framework for students aged 16 to 19. It incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme specifically tailored for students who wish to engage in career-related learning.

IBCP students engage with a challenging programme of study that genuinely interests them while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement. They are well prepared to succeed at institutions of higher learning and employment.

The IBCP framework is built around three interconnected elements where students have the opportunity to study:

  • Two Diploma Programme courses for example, Maths Studies, Literature and Performance, IT in a Global Society, History and Environmental Systems and Societies
  • IBCP core that includes approaches to learning, community and service, language development and a reflective project
  • An approved career-related study programme for example Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in either Performing Arts or Public Services

The reflective project is an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period and submitted towards the end of the IBCC. It is a product of your own initiative and should reflect your experience of the IBCC. The reflective project is designed to draw together key elements of your wider scheme of study, specifically the career-related study, community and service and the approaches to learning course.

You are required to identify and explore an ethical dilemma associated with an issue that arises from our career-related studies and then develop a well-reasoned argument based on appropriate supporting evidence.

The aims of the reflective project are to allow you to:

  • Produce an extended piece of work
  • Engage in personal inquiry, action and reflection on a specific ethical issue
  •  Develop research and communication skills
  • Develop the skills of critical and creative thinking

 

The reflective project is intended to promote high-level research and communication skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. It provides you with an opportunity to engage in personal research under the guidance of a supervisor.

For a more complete guide, please click here.

Further information can be found at http://www.ibo.org/ who have a provided several great videos that emphasize the qualities and aims of the IB

Google Scholar

Global Ethics Network

JStor Resources and Books

“The reflective project is an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period and submitted towards the end of the IBCC. It is a product of your own initiative and should reflect your experience of the IBCC. The reflective project is designed to draw together key elements of your wider scheme of study, specifically the career-related study, community and service and the approaches to learning course.

              You are required to identify and explore an ethical dilemma associated with an issue that arises from your career-related studies and then develop a well-reasoned argument based on appropriate            

              supporting evidence.

              The aims of the reflective project are to allow you to:

                        produce an extended piece of work

                        engage in personal inquiry, action and reflection on a specific ethical issue

                        develop research and communication skills

                        develop the skills of critical and creative thinking.

               The reflective project is intended to promote high-level research and communication skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. It provides you with an opportunity to engage in personal research under      

               the guidance of a supervisor.”

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