IB Diploma Programme at FMV Ispartakule Işık High School
FMV Ispartakule Işık High School is a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that FMV Işık High School believes is important for our students.
Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
FMV ISPARTAKULE IŞIK HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is for students aged 16-19 and open to students from Grade 11 forming a challenging but balanced two year programme of study in a range of subjects. The design of the course, assessments and final examinations prepare students for success at university and in their future beyond education. The programme is highly respected by the world’s leading universities and is currently on offer in more than 3500 schools in 159 different countries around the world.
The IB Diploma Programme at FMV Ispartakule Işık High School aims to provide an education which balances subject breadth and depth, as well as encouraging broader disciplines through its core components: the unique Theory of Knowledge course, the Extended Essay and CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service). The course aims to promote international-mindedness, including the study of mother tongue language and culture, within the goal of preparing IB students for university education and beyond.
Students choose courses from the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts. Students may opt to study an additional science course, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.
Students will take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some at standard level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at a higher level. Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level.
Throughout these courses students will gain a deep understanding of the IB Learner Profile. The ten aspirational qualities of great learners are listed as inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective. These are the qualities that FMV Ispartakule Işık High School IB students will improve in themselves throughout the two-year-duration of the programme.
In addition to the classroom study, students widen their education with a core element which challenges their understanding, knowledge and experience. The core consists of:
- Theory of Knowledge, which encourages students to reflect and critically examine through language, reason, emotion and perception.
- (CAS) Creativity-Activity-Service, which offers students the opportunity to involve themselves in real tasks beyond the classroom.
- Extended Essay, which enhances research skills and independent learning.
By studying in the IBDP, students develop core skills for success at university. Through DP at FMV, students develop:
- an understanding of and appreciation for research
- presentation and communication skills
- critical thinking skills
- report writing skills
- a sense of international mindedness and cultural understanding
- time management skills.
The whole person is developed through rigorous external and internal assessments, as well as the physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical aspects of the programme.
For detailed information please visit - ibo.org