University recognition

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Through the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP), students deepen their understanding in general areas of knowledge, engaging in a holistic education model that fosters an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

As a result of the programme, students develop the self-confidence and skills to participate successfully in higher education.

Universities and further/higher education institutions are likely to value the CP, for a number of reasons.

Some of these are outlined below. 

Academic strength

CP students complete a minimum of two internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses. The CP core further develops the academic skills of students through its four components.

An international perspective

CP students are encouraged to view aspects of their studies in a broad, global context. They are challenged to become internationally minded and culturally aware. 

Intercultural understanding

Intercultural learning is a priority within the CP. Students move to a position of advocacy as they become more aware of their own culture and that of others.

An ethical education

The CP core provides a major opportunity for ethical education, conceived as involving principles, attitudes and codes of behaviour. 

External validation

The CP validates both achievement and academic integrity in students' performance through its examination and moderation process.

Research and writing skills

CP students complete a reflective project on an ethical dilemma associated with their career-related studies. The reflective project provides excellent preparation and experience for the kinds of undergraduate research required for further and higher education.

If you represent a university wishing to learn more about the CP, please contact the IB Recognition team.