What is the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme?

With competition for jobs ever-increasing, we know that you want to stand out from the crowd. The International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) prepares pupils for the world of work, as well as developing a pupil’s personal skills and qualities. 

Windermere School was one of only eleven schools worldwide, and the only school in the UK, to pilot what has become known as the IBCP, The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) develops skills that are genuinely valued by employers, universities and the world of work, as well as developing a student’s personal qualities.

The IBCP is a coherent blend of IB academic courses with a Career-related study (CRS). The CRS is provided by another awarding body and at Windermere School, it is the study of a BTEC or NCFE course.


IBCP students study:

A minimum of two IBDP courses, which can be Standard Level or Higher Level
Career-related study: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business, or NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Outdoors)
The Core: Personal and Professional Skills, Language Development, Reflective Project and Service Learning.


Our experience shows us that the IBCP incorporates the vision, principles, and academic rigour of IB, but also provides a personalised , career pathway. Our pupils consistently gain access to a range of top universities including Manchester, Leeds, and Lancaster to name a few.

A number of our pupils have gained results that equate to 40+ IBDP points (only 7% of pupils worldwide achieve 40+ IB points), and gain recognition on the School Honours Board.


The IBCP offers, what I believe to be an alternative route to higher education – it does act as a somewhat USP for students. Both practical and coursework elements allowed me to take learning and make it applicable to my subject, both locally and internationally, and created a steady foundation for university work with a quick turnaround for deadlines.’

Hannah G – Windermere School, Sixth Form


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