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International Baccalaureate - Career Related Programme at Ahlcon Public School
The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme is the IB programme that is designed for students 16 to 19 years of age. It is a unique programme designed to bring the academic rigour and global focus of the IB through career-related courses.
The IBCP provides an opportunity for students to integrate the career-focused courses of their choice with selected IBDP subjects. This flexible framework allows students to integrate academic knowledge and practical, hands-on career skills. This combination of academics and experience empowers candidates to gain 21st-century skills and better adapt to workplace requirements.
Ahlcon Public School is a candidate school* for the CP. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
The four key foundational and interrelated elements that are central to all IB programmes:
1. International-mindedness – International-mindedness is a multifaceted concept that captures a way of thinking, being, and acting characterized by an openness to the world and a recognition of our deep interconnectedness to others.
2. The IB learner profile – The IB learner profile places the student at the center of an IB education with the 10 attributes reflecting the holistic nature of the programmes.
3. A broad, balanced, conceptual, and connected curriculum.
4. Approaches to teaching and learning – IB’s six approaches to teaching and five approaches to learning play a crucial role in ensuring that the aspirations of an IB education become a reality in the classroom. The approaches are centered on a cycle of inquiry, action, and reflection—an interplay of asking, doing, and thinking—that informs the daily activities of teachers and learners.
AHLCON PUBLIC SCHOOL Mission
Our mission is to enable the students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners through the provision of:
Cohesive learning programmes that provide an educational experience where high academic standards are coupled with opportunities for students to excel in leadership, sports and performing arts.
Inclusive learning environment, wherein students develop core values of empathy, integrity, tolerance, ethical behaviour and global consciousness.
Providing professional development programmes to promote effectiveness of the teachers in transaction of the curriculum as a personalised learning experience so as to inspire and inculcate the skill of reasoning, independent thinking, critical analysis and decision making.
Collaborative and comprehensive efforts of the school, family and the community to empower the young minds for a harmonious, sustainable and progressive world.
Why IBCP for Students
IBCP helps students-
- Pursue their chosen education and career paths
- Combining academic subjects with interests and skills related to their personal and professional lives
- Make a positive impact on their community through learning
- Engage in critical and creative thinking
- communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of situations
- Working independently and collaboratively
- Considering different perspectives and viewpoints
- Enhance their self-confidence and awareness
- Be resilient and flexible
- Have an international perspective and global awareness
- Utilize their knowledge in real-life scenarios and situations.
Curriculum Framework for IBCP
As part of the CP blueprint, students study at least two Diploma Programme (DP) courses alongside the CP core and a career-related course.
As a CP student, you will learn the theoretical foundations of the programme and gain academic rigor; the career-related course incorporates practical, real-world experiences into the coursework; and the CP core assists with the development of the skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.
In addition to the Career-related studies, students are required to choose related DP subjects at either the standard or higher level in the IB Career-related Programme.
The CP Core is mandatory for all students enrolling in the programme.
- Personal and Professional Skills goals aim to foster skills development at work by developing transferable skills such as intercultural understanding, communication, and critical thinking abilities.
- Students who participate in service learning have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the community. Through service, students develop their personal and social skills and apply them in real-life situations.
- Reflective Project is a cumulative work based on the exploration of a moral dilemma in the workplace and modern business operations. This project fosters intellectual discovery and creativity and fosters communication and research skills.
- The Course on Language Development enables students to gain an understanding of other cultures through the use of an additional language within their specific career-related studies.
IBCP Career Pathway
Students at Ahlcon Public School have the option of choosing career-related programs that fit their aspirations.
By partnering with the World Academy of Career Programmes (WACP), we are able to offer students career-related courses in art, information technology, and management.
IB Learner Profile
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
As IB Learners we strive to be:
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
Approaches to Teaching & Learning
What are the approaches to learning (ATL)?
- ATL are deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes that permeate the teaching and learning environment.
- ATL supports the IB belief that a large influence on a student’s education is not only what you learn but also how you learn.
- ATL are intrinsically linked with the IB learner profile attributes to enhance student learning and assist student preparation for life after high school.
Approaches to Learning (5 elements)
- Thinking skills
- critical thinking
- creativity and innovation
- Communication skills
- Social skills
- Self-management skills
- Research skills
- information literacy
- media literacy
Approaches to Teaching (6 elements)
- Teaching through inquiry
- Teaching through concepts
- Teaching developed in local and global contexts
- Teaching focused on effective teamwork and collaboration
- Teaching differentiated to meet the needs of all learners
- Teaching informed by assessment