Career-related Programme. Inspiring futures, building careers

Career-related Programme.  Inspiring futures, building careers

H-FARM International School introduces another addition to its IB international educational pathways: the Career-related Programme. This latest offering, part of the International Baccalaureate’s suite of programmes, is entirely focused on students’ interests. At just 16 years old, they have the chance to begin crafting their own professional paths.

To delve deeper into the programme’s curriculum and its advantages, we sat down with Mauro Bordignon, Head of Academics & Pedagogical Innovation.

What is the Career-related Programme?

Created in 2012, the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP or CP, for short) is a flexible course designed for 16 to 19-year olds. It enables them to specialise in a specific area by studying Career-related Studies (CRS) in Business and Management and in Creativity and choosing three Diploma Programme subjects. The IBCP programme engages students in a rigorous study programme based on their genuine interests and the development of transferable, lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement. The IBCP’s three-part comprehensive educational framework includes an approved Career-related Study (CRS), three Diploma Programme (IBDP) courses, and a unique IBCP core”.

What benefits does the CP offer to students? 

“IBCP students are curious, engaged students, who have defined a clear area of interest for their professional career and can excel in three IBDP subjects. Through the IBCP, they will be able to thrive in their strongest subjects by removing any they no longer need or want to pursue.The requirement to study 3 DP courses makes H-FARM International School’s IBCP course partially comparable to the British Advanced Levels qualification (A-Levels), which also requires the study of three subjects over two years. The Career-related Studies (CRS) will provide students with their initial experience of higher education, as they will find themselves directly interacting with first-year university students and their professors, or attending courses at Big Rock Institute, considered among the most stimulating for the development of creativity and professional skills globally. This opportunity enables them to adapt swiftly to the discipline and mindset required by higher education, offering them a preferential pathway should they choose to enrol in University of Chichester or in Big Rock Institute for further studies”.

How does it differ from DP?

In the DP (Diploma Programme), students study 6 subjects, while in the CP (Career-related Programme) students study 3; the rest of the time, 12 lessons a week, is dedicated to CRS (Career-related Studies) in Business and Management and in Creativity; the Core is different, because it is more focused on the development of Human Skills; the students must necessarily be different: 

  • they must be passionate about one of the two CRS because they will dedicate a lot of time to it; 
  • they must have clear ideas about their own path, because they are starting a Higher Education pathway at 16 yo and can continue it at the University of Chichester or Big Rock Institute, which recognise courses and credits.
CRS: which ones and why?

The Career-related Study (CRS) component of the programme fosters deep engagement and commitment in students who are already inclined towards a specific passion, vocation, or profession. 

Those with a clear vision of their future, whether it be a university pathway or a professional career, feel a compelling need to concentrate on this vision. They focus on learning what drives their motivation: a fusion of passion and purpose, alongside a resolute feeling and willpower to achieve their personal goals. Available CRS at the moment are:

  • Business and Management at H-FARM College with University of Chichester;
  • Creativity at Big Rock Institute. The CP is in particular a judicious choice for students wishing to pursue a career in the arts. It imparts to students the perfect opportunity to build a portfolio that is requested in the application process to higher education arts related institutions.
Why is this programme so important for our students?

Through this unique educational pathway, the first of its kind in Italy, H-FARM International School fosters the complete ownership and responsibility of one’s educational journey by the student, who nurtures their acquisition of new personal and academic skills through their own learning. In our pursuit to forge a pioneering educational pathway, H-FARM International School envisions a learning environment where students develop their Free-sponsibility, embodying a growth mindset, fostering their sense of responsibility, passion and commitment and forward-thinking. This vision is not merely about academic achievement; it’s about nurturing a personal development, where collaborative endeavours are valued as highly as individual accomplishments.

*H-FARM International School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

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