The IBCC framework
The IBCC framework allows students to specialize in, and focus on, a career-related pathway leading to higher education, further education, work or apprenticeships. The programme’s three-part framework comprises the study of at least two Diploma Programme courses alongside career-related studies and the distinctive IBCC core which is designed to create a bridge that connects each student’s chosen Diploma Programme courses and career-related studies.
For IBCC students, Diploma Programme courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic challenge; career-related studies further support the programme’s academic strength and provide practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the IBCC core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.
The IBCC education framework develops students who are:
- academically strong
- skilled in a practical field
- critical and ethical thinkers
- resilient and determined
- confident and assured
- caring and reflective
- prepared to contribute meaningfully to university life
Download the IBCC brochure [PDF, 1.49MB - opens in a new window]
Download the IBCC Higher Education brochure [PDF, 4.70MB - opens in a new window]
Apply to offer the IBCC
All IB World Schools who are already offering the IB Diploma Programme can apply to offer the IBCC. Read more information about applying for the IBCC.
External examinations for candidates for the IB diploma are given twice a year, in May and in November.
Diploma Programme courses online
Students not currently attending an IB World School will now have the opportunity to take Diploma Programme courses online
IB promotional publications are available, both to view online and to download. Visit the promotional publications page for more.
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