Preparing students to follow their chosen pathways in life

What is the Career Programme?

The CP is designed for students aged 17 to 19. It combines academic rigour with practical study; and develops skills and competencies required for life-long learning. With a CP Diploma, you can access further education, apprenticeships and employment in areas such as business, IT, health care, sports and many others. Skills including critical thinking, communication and personal development remain an important focus of the CP.

The Career-related Programme Curriculum

The Career Programme (CP) allows students to combine their academic subjects with their non-academic interests and skills, while allowing access further education, apprenticeships and employment in areas such as business, IT, health care, sports and many others.
Personal and professional skills courses promote creative thinking techniques, so students can explore and apply their creativity in innovative ways. The CP provides the core 6 subjects to choose from.


About the Career Programme

The CP is the ideal study for students looking to pursue a range of pathways

Pursue Multiple Career Options

Combine academic subjects with vocational interests and skills

Become An Independent Learner

Includes a reflective project, where students learn how to research subjects and explore multiple sources of information

Build Connections & Networks

Collaborative projects allow students to build friendships as well as long-lasting working relationships

Career Programme Subject Groups

The CP consists of six subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, and the arts

The acquisition and use of language in a range of contexts and for different purposes, while promoting an understanding of other cultures

Language Acquisition
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Language Acquisition
Language B SL/HL
Language ab initio SL

Through studies in language and literature, the DP aims to develop a student’s lifelong interest in language and literature, and a love for the elegance and richness of human expression

Language and Literature
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Language and Literature

Language A: Literature SL/HL
Language A: Language & Literature SL/HL


Fosters the capacity to identify, analyse and evaluate theories, concepts and arguments relating to the nature and activities of individuals and societies

Individuals and Societies


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Individuals and Societies
Business Management SL/HL
Economics SL/HL
Geography SL/HL
Global Politics  SL/HL
History SL/HL
Psychology SL/HL



Students explore the concepts, theories, models and techniques that underpin each subject area and develop their understanding of the scientific method

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Biology SL/HL
Chemistry SL/HL
Physics SL/HL
Environmental Systems and Societies
Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences SL



Fosters critical, reflective and informed practice, helps students understand the dynamic nature of the arts, and express themselves with confidence

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Music (until 2018) SL/HL
Visual arts SL/HL


Courses enable students to develop knowledge of concepts and principles, logical and critical thinking, and refine their powers of abstraction

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Mathematical Studies SL
Mathematics SL/HL


Meet Our Coordinators

Our IB Coordinators come from a variety of cultures and professional experiences to create a balanced and experienced leadership team
Ramona Dietrich
CP Coordinator
Joana Do Vale
Personal & Professional Skills Coordinator
Francisco Vargas
Reflective Project Coordinator
For questions related to the MYP programme, please contact MYP or DP coordinators.
To learn more about our other IB staff, consider reading our Teacher’s Profiles:

Learn more about the Career Programme

To learn more about the CP, consider this video from the IB: