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The International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Why has the IB developed the IBCC? . To meet the IB access agenda The IB is responding to a worldwide trend of developing courses that combine academic skills with practical skills The IBCC fills a void for many schools.

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why has the ib developed the ibcc
Why has the IB developed the IBCC?
  • To meet the IB access agenda
  • The IB is responding to a worldwide trend of developing courses that combine academic skills with practical skills
  • The IBCC fills a void for many schools
what is the ibcc
What is the IBCC?
  • It is a pilot project
  • It is a new IB qualification providing ‘value-added’ to schools offering career-related qualifications to their students
  • It involves collaboration between the IB and schools wishing to provide a vocational option for students
  • IB world schools and non-IB schools are part of the pilot
  • It is a unique course offering different pathways for students
what are the elements of the ibcc
What are the elements of the IBCC?
  • Two Diploma Programme subjects – one must be a foreign language (group 2) and the other can be any subject from the hexagon groups. The subjects can be at any level including ab initio in the case of the group 2 subject.
  • A specially designed IBCC core recognising IB values and the needs of vocational students
what are the three strands of the core
What are the three strands of the core?
  • A community and service programme based on the principle of service learning
  • An approaches to learning course, which develops critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, problem solving skills, personal and interpersonal skills as well as communication skills
  • A reflective project that explores the ethical dimensions associated with an issue related to the student’s vocational studies
ibcc pilot schools
IBCC pilot schools

Oulu Vocational College, Oulu, Finland

College Françoise- Xavier Garneau, Quebec City, Canada

North Karelia College, Outokumpu, Finland

Windermere St. Anne’s School, United Kingdom

Binghamton High School, New York, USA

West Island School, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Minneapolis Public School District, USA

Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia

Le Bocage International School, Mount Ory, Mauritius

Diera International School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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It is not:

It is:

  • a certificate
  • a unique IB qualification
  • a certificate of IB assessed work only
  • a pilot that includes a range of schools
  • a challenging and rigorous course
  • a certificate that broadens access and broadens options
  • an initiative that complements our existing programmes
  • a programme
  • a vocational qualification
  • a certificate that assesses every aspect of the student’s programme
  • a pilot that includes similar schools
  • a second-rate vocational course
  • a certificate that narrows options
  • in competition with the Diploma Programme
what is the future of the ibcc
What is the future of the IBCC?
  • Subject to successful evaluation, the IBCC will go mainstream in 2011
  • Controlled growth of the IBCC, should it go mainstream
  • A pilot of non-IB schools being the sole providers of the IBCC will take place between 2011-2013
  • Authorisation processes will be determined over the next year