The IB Career-Related Programme

Discovery College is offering the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) as an option for students in Years 12-13. This programme provides an alternative pathway through which students can complete secondary schooling and progress to Higher Education. 


What is the IBCP? 

The IBCP is the fourth International Baccalaureate programme (along with the PYP, MYP and DP) and is aimed at students who have a particular career path in mind. The IBCP allows students to specialise and dedicate themselves to an area of learning that they know they want to pursue. 

How is the IBCP structured?

As the diagram shows, the IBCP encompasses some elements of the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) within its structure. It also encompasses the IB’s educational philosophy and mission.


What does the IBCP offer in comparison to the IBDP?


IBDP course elements

2 to 4 IBDP Courses 

+ Career-related study course

Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) course

Language Development course

Reflective Project

Service Learning

IBDP course elements

6 IBDP Courses

Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course

Language is one of the 6 IBDP courses

Extended Essay


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What Career-related study specialisms are available to Discovery College students? 


Career-related studies occur through a partner-provider. Partnerships with the following institutions have been established.


Details of core components

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What qualifications do students receive at the end and how does this relate to university admissions?

Upon the successful completion of the IBCP course, the student will be awarded the following qualifications.

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Discovery College Graduation Requirements


Successful completion of the IB Diploma Programme or the IB Career-Related Progamme qualifies a student for the Discovery College Graduation Certificate (equivalent to a US High School Diploma).


Students who take IB Diploma Courses must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Completion of course requirements for at least five IB Diploma SL subjects

  • Participation in Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) activities

  • Participation in the first year of Theory of Knowledge (ToK) lessons

  • Completion of an Extended Essay or Extended Project

  • Attendance of at least 80% (not including serious illness or injury)


Discovery College reserves the right to waive any of the above conditions in exceptional circumstances.


The ESF Applied Learning Pathway


Students who wish to take a full programme of BTEC courses are able to transfer to another ESF school to follow the Applied Learning pathway.

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