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IB Career-related Programme (G11-12)

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The Career-related Programme (CP) is an innovative educational framework for students aged 16 to 19. This is the newest and fastest-growing IB programme. The CP provides students with an excellent foundation to support their further post-secondary studies, as well as ensure their preparedness for success in the workforce. The CP at IGBIS combines highly regarded and internationally recognised IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses with university-level courses and a unique CP core. 

CP students engage with a rigorous 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 or the world of work.

The CP at IGBIS is a dual enrollment programme with students undertaking 2-4 IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses and 5 University courses over the 2 years, as part of their career related studies. IGBIS has a strong partnership with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which is a well known University for creative careers in the USA.

Our partnership with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) provides a large variety of synchronous, online undergraduate-level university courses that are delivered by SCAD professors and supported by school. Students are able to take courses related, but not limited to, the following Art and Design fields of study and earn university credits:

  • Fine Art 
  • Fashion 
  • Photography 
  • Game development  
  • Animation 
  • Graphic Design

The Career-related Programme (CP) is an innovative educational framework for students aged 16 to 19. This is the newest and fastest-growing IB programme. The CP provides students with an excellent foundation to support their further post-secondary studies, as well as ensure their preparedness for success in the workforce. The CP at IGBIS combines highly regarded and internationally recognised IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses with university-level courses and a unique CP core. 

CP students engage with a rigorous 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 or the world of work.

The CP at IGBIS is a dual enrollment programme with students undertaking 2-4 IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses and 5 University courses over the 2 years, as part of their career related studies. IGBIS has a strong partnership with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which is a well known University for creative careers in the USA.

Our partnership with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) provides a large variety of synchronous, online undergraduate-level university courses that are delivered by SCAD professors and supported by school. Students are able to take courses related, but not limited to, the following Art and Design fields of study and earn university credits:

  • Fine Art 
  • Fashion 
  • Photography 
  • Game development  
  • Animation 
  • Graphic Design

DP/CP Subjects and Courses

There are six different DP subject groups and within each subject group, there are a number of different courses. Students make their particular selections based on a variety of factors. Each student will take 2-4 DP subjects at a higher level (HL) or standard level (SL). At IGBIS, we generally recommend most students take at least three DP subjects with 1 or 2 at HL.

HL and SL courses differ in scope, but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skill at the higher level. Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours, while higher-level courses comprise 240 teaching hours.

At IGBIS, the course offerings can vary annually depending on student interest, but we currently offer the following courses:

  • English A Language & Literature SL/HL
  • Chinese A Language & Literature SL/HL
  • Malay A Literature SL/HL
  • Literature Self-taught SL
  • English B HL
  • Chinese Mandarin B SL/HL
  • Spanish B SL/HL
  • Spanish Ab Initio SL

* Ab Initio = “beginner”

  • Economics SL/HL
  • Geography SL/HL
  • History SL/HL
  • Psychology SL/HL
  • Business Management SL/HL
  • Biology SL/HL
  • Physics SL/HL
  • Design Technology SL/HL
  • Chemistry SL/HL
  • Mathematics A & I HL
  • Mathematics A & A SL
  • Mathematical A & I SL
  • Visual Arts SL/HL
  • Music SL/HL
  • Theatre SL/HL

Subjects in Art and Design

IGBIS students enrolled in CP Art and Design are expected to take:

  • English A or English B
  • Mathematics SL or Mathematical Studies
  • other subjects that complement their chosen career-related studies.

 

The CP Core 

In addition to the DP and University courses, students in the CP complete the CP Core which provides students with practical, real world approaches to learning, as well as develops skills and competencies required for lifelong learning 

  • Personal and professional skills (PPS): students develop attitudes, skills and strategies to be applied to personal and professional situations and contexts now and in the future, by discussing 5 overarching themes like ethics and intercultural understanding 
  • Reflective Project (RP): an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period of time. It is submitted towards the end of the CP, addressing an ethical issue arising from their career-related studies. High-level research, writing and extended communication skills, intellectual discovery and creativity go into this project.
  • Service learning (SL): a research-based approach in which students undertake service initiatives related to topics studied previously in their academic disciplines, utilising skills, understandings and values developed in these studies.
  • Language development (LD): encourages students to improve their proficiency in a language other than their best language. Essential to the IB’s concept of an international education.

 

Comparison between DP and CP Core

 

High School Diploma Programme (HSDP) as part of the IB Diploma Programme at IGBIS

Every student at IGBIS is completing a High School Diploma, as we are a credit bearing school and the completion of the HSD is a  graduation requirement. This means that all IGBIS students in the IB Diploma Programme and in the IB career-related programme also complete a High School Diploma on top of their IB Diplomas and certificates. 

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