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The International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP)

The IB Career-related Programme (IBCP), established in 2012, has earned a reputation as a flexible, focused, and rigorous curriculum for pre-university education. It is recognised and respected by universities throughout the world. The IBCP prepares students for flexibility and mobility by integrating broad, general learning areas as well as specific career-related content into a challenging framework of education. The detailed knowledge, skills and understanding that are gained from studying Diploma Programme courses, the Career-related Programme core and the career-related study provide opportunities for higher education, further education, apprenticeships and employment. The IBCP is offered alongside the US High School Diploma, adhering to the minimum credit requirements.

The IBCP comprises:
• The IBCP core
• The Career-related study coursework
• IBDP Courses

The IBCP core consists of courses in Personal & Professional Skills, Language Development, Service Learning, and the Reflective Project. The core provides an emphasis on developing thinking, researching, communicating, self management and social skills.

The Career-related study involves students focusing on a pathway that aligns with their talents and passions. It provides the opportunity to learn about theories and concepts through application and practice while developing broad-based skills in authentic and meaningful contexts. This is offered through the BTEC Level 3 Diploma programmes, with a choice to focus in one of the following areas: Art & Design, Hospitality, or Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).

Lastly, these will be complimented by a choice of two to four IBDP Courses, with at least one DP course at a Higher Level. Offering more IBDP courses than any other school in Belgium, ISB provides its students more choice and flexibility to select the diploma programme courses that best suits their needs.

In the IBCP, the IB courses and the reflective project are assessed externally by IB examiners and moderators. The coursework produced for the BTEC diploma is moderated by external examiners throughout the course. The final certificate is awarded to students who fulfill all the core requirements, are successful in the BTEC diploma coursework, and achieve scores of 3 or more in the IBDP courses studied.

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