IBDP – International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at our school

Our school applied for IB Candidate Status in 2019, the year of its establishment, and entered the approval process in the 2021-2022 academic year. After the International Baccalaureate Organization makes the necessary evaluations, the expected authorization and implementation of the program is the 2022-2023 academic year. IBDP is an exclusive program, where additional charges are applied by IBO.

BJK-Kabataş Foundation Schools IBDP Admission Criteria

IBDP offers a curriculum with intense content aligned with the national curriculum to improve both the academic and individual social development of students. IBDP is an optional program at our school. All of our students who aim to fulfil the responsibilities and requirements of this program can choose the program when starting the 11th grade. IBDP is a 2-year program, as a May school our students will complete in the month of May of their 12th grade year. Continuity to the program is mandatory.


Group 1: Turkish A: Language and Literature

Group 2: Language Acquirement

Group 3: Individual and Society

Group 4: Sciences

Group 5: Mathematics

Group 6: Elective Courses

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course is at the heart of the IB Diploma Programme. The Theory of Knowledge course allows students to explore and think about the nature of knowledge and the process of knowledge. The TOK, which is at the centre of DP, is taught in schools for at least 100 lesson hours.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the Diploma Programme. Studied throughout the Diploma Programme, CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. It is not formally assessed. However, students reflect on their CAS experiences as part of the DP, and provide evidence of achieving the seven learning outcomes for CAS.

Graduation Thesis (Extended Essay)

The student chooses from one of the six main course’s works individually. It consists of 4000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. It is evaluated first by the advising teacher and then objectively by IB.

IBDP Evaluation System

The IB assigns the same number of points to high level (HL) and standard level (SL) courses. Although HL and SL courses differ in their scope, they are evaluated according to the same level descriptors. The IBDP evaluation consists of internal and external parts covering the students of all schools that implement the program. IBDP candidate students complete; their Graduation Thesis, Literature Written Task, and English B Oral Presentations in 11th and 12th grades and submit them to their advisor according to the deadlines in the study calendar given to them. The Theory of Knowledge Article is prepared on the dates determined by the IB under the supervision of a consultant teacher. In the International Diploma Program, students are awarded a grade from 1 to 7 in each of the six subject areas. The diploma result of the student consists of the sum of the grades received from each subject and the additional points received from the core subjects, TOK and Graduation Thesis. Students who collect at least 24 points are awarded a bilingual diploma, including the successful completion of the three core elements of the DP core. The highest grade a student can get is 45. Students must score a minimum of 3 points in each of the High Level subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Criteria

The following conditions must be met:

– Completion of all evaluation elements of 6 courses and additional diploma requirements,

– Completion of CAS Studies,

– The candidate’s total diploma score is 24 or higher

– Not getting an invalid grade of “N” from the Theory of Knowledge, Graduation Thesis and any of the selected courses,

– Not having received an E from the Graduation Thesis and/or Theory of Knowledge

– Not having 1 taken from any course at any level

– Not more than two courses with “2” points (HL/SL)

– Not more than three courses with a score of “3” or below (HL/SL)

– At least 12 points in total from High Level courses

– At least 9 points in total from Standard Level courses,

– Not behaving against the principles of Academic Honesty