Before undertaking the IB Diploma Programme in grade 11, students must first be committed to their studies and self-development in grades 9 and 10.

Students continuing from grade 9 to grade 10 foundation class should:

  • have no failing grades (without taking any ‘raise the grade’ exams at the end of each semester);
  • pass the English test administered by the schools’ Foreign Languages Department in the second semester;
  • be recommended by a majority of teachers for being prepared with the right materials, in-class participation and contribution, and completing homework by given deadlines;
  • not have been absent for more than 10 days over the academic year (excluding serious health issues);
  • not have been sent to discipline committee for any reason;
  • complete all summer homework given; Turkish, English, and mathematics which are mandatory IB subjects.

Students continuing from grade 10 foundation class to grade 11 IB Diploma Programme should:

  • have no failing grades (without taking ‘raise the grade’ exams at the end of each semester);
  • pass the TOEFL ITP English examination, provided and moderated externally by ETS Turkey, in June of grade 10 with minimum 500 points (exam proficiency ranges from A2 – B2 with 680 maximum points available);
  • be recommended by a majority of teachers for being prepared with the right materials, in-class participation and contribution, completing homework to that of good standard by the given deadlines;
  • not have been absent for more than 10 days over the academic year;
  • not have been sent to discipline committee for any reason;
  • have frequently met and discussed academic successes and challenges with the school counsellors;
  • have met and discussed subject choices with the IB DP Coordinator;
  • both student and parent have read and signed the contractual agreement upon acceptance to the Diploma Programme.