IB Career-related Programme Overview

IB Programme

At WIS we offer the following pathways:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Courses
  • International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)

Our 2019-20 results were excellent as demonstrated with 97% of students achieving 30 points or higher in the DP and 93% of IBCP students achieving at least 2 DP subjects at a grade 4 or higher. The IBDP average points score of 37.2 at WIS places us as the highest achieving school in the UAE.

The IBCP framework allows students to specialise in, and focus on, a career-related pathway.

The Pathways on offer at WIS are:

Options in Year 12 & 13

  • Business
  • Creative Media

The above are offered as either BTEC National or Extended National Diploma

Results and Cohort Breakdown by qualification in IBCP

In 2020, 100% of all 14 of our students passed the IBCP, collectively achieving the following in their DP subjects;

IBCP Success in IB Subjects

2020 Results

IBCP pass rate


2 DP subjects grade 3+


2 DP subjects grade 4+


3 DP subjects grade 3+

1 DP subject grade 7


WIS Student BTEC Results


2020 Results


MMM+ 78%



D*DD+ 31%
D*D*D+ 39%

BTEC have a grading system that represents the below level of assessment

Grade Awarded





Very Good





The IBCP and Universities

Opportunities for further education continue to develop as the IBCP continues to grow in popularity worldwide. The BTEC and the IB Diploma courses are already recognised as separate components by universities. Through our network of staff a number of reciprocal arrangements have been made with UK universities who actively encourage applicants from GEMS Wellington International School.

We as a school believe whole heartedly in providing a wide range of courses that meet the needs of all of our students. We fully believe that the IBCP provides choice for students who wish to focus their academic pathway and gain professional skills and experience whilst completing their studies.

The entry requirement for the IBCP in Business is 5 GCSE sat grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business provides the career related focus of the IBCP in Business and is equivalent to 2 A Levels, and the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

International Baccalaureate Career Related Certificate in Creative Media

The entry requirement for the IBCP in Creative Media is 4 GCSES at grade 4 or above including Mathematics and English Language.

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Creative Media provides the career related focus of the IBCP in Creative Media at WIS and is equivalent to 3 A Levels. 

IB Diploma Courses are chosen from the IB Diploma Programme and have previously included, English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Film, Business and Management. Please refer to our IB option information booklet for further information on options available and the BTEC pathways.

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