The IB celebrates the first Career-related Programme and IB continuum school in Pakistan


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Beaconhouse Newlands Islamabad (BNI) is the first school in Pakistan to offer the Career-related Programme, and all four IB programmes. Located in Islamabad, Pakistan, Beaconhouse Newlands has been authorized to offer the Career-related Programme (CP) on 3 April 2023.

The Career-related Programme (CP) has been officially recognized by Pakistan’s Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), Ministry of Education, and is equivalent to the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Humanities and Science subjects (Pre-Medical/Pre-Engineering Group) of Pakistan. Therefore, all students in Pakistan who have a Secondary School Certificate, or equivalent qualification, are eligible to study the CP.

Mr Nassir Kasuri Executive Director at Beaconhouse Group noted, “It is a great privilege for us to be the first full IB continuum school in Pakistan with the launch of the Career-related programme (CP) in Beaconhouse Newlands Islamabad. Beaconhouse has been a leader in education transformation for decades. The introduction of the CP underlies our commitment to constant evolution to ensure that our students are ready for the rigour of the 21st century”.

The IB provides a powerful continuum of student-centric learning designed to develop well-rounded individuals who can respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind. Students start with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from age 3 and advance through the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and choose their own pathway to university or a career through the Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP), completing their IB studies at around 19 years of age.

IB students within the IB continuum progress through a harmonised sequence of carefully designed programmes, a curriculum that sparks their intellectual curiosity, and builds a passion for knowledge, confidence and decision-making skills, while recognising and developing each student’s individual strengths.