The IB Diploma Program at UAA

 

UAA has been authorized to offer the IB Diploma Program to its students since the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

The IBDP Program is offered in 38 schools in Turkey and in in 2878 schools in 149 countries  around the world.  It is acclaimed by the top ranking universities in the world for the excellent preparation it offers for life in university, and is even valued by employers such as global firms. (See endorsements below.)

 

This program presents a blend of balance, depth and breadth of study as the students can select six subjects from six different groups of disciplines of which three must be studied at Higher Level. These topics at Higher Level, when compared to those studied at Standard Level, have more variety and are studied in greater depth. 

 

 

 

 

Groups

Discipline

 

1

Literature  and Language in the student’s first language

2

Literature and Language in a language acquired in school

3

Individuals and Society

4

Sciences

5

Mathematics

6

The Arts or another subject from one of the above groups

 

 

The students must also fulfill three core requirements:

 

  • Extended Essay: IB students must write a research paper observing all necessary academic conventions on a topic chosen by the student in one of the disciplines listed by the IB.
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK): a course of activities and reflection on the varieties of thinking and cognition in various disciplines and in daily life.
  • CAS – Creativity, Action, and Service: this involves extra-curricular work in either community service, fine arts, athletics or other physical activities or organization and teamwork.

 

IBDP students are expected to make connections between the different areas of study as well as between what they learn at school and their own lives. They should aspire to become self-learners who can communicate in more than one language. They should also aspire to understand other cultures as well as their own and be ready to take a more active role in the establishment of a more peaceful, sustainable and just world.

 

 

 

The IBDP at UAA

 

The IB Diploma Program at ÜAA offers three packages designated by the school as Engineering, Life Sciences and Management.

 

Note: From the 2016-17 academic year onward, IB students will be offered a choice between History SL and Business Management SL in Group 3.  In Group 4, Management students will choose between Physics SL and Sports and Exercise Science SL. 

 

Groups

 

Engineering

 

Life Sciences

 

Management

 

1

Turkish A (Lit) SL

Turkish A (Lit) SL

Turkish A (Lit) SL

2

English A (Lang & Lit) SL

English A (Lang & Lit) SL

English A (Lang & Lit) SL

3*

Turkey in the 20th Century SL

Turkey in the 20th Century

Turkey in the 20th Century SL

4

Chemistry HL

Chemistry HL

Physics SL

5

Mathematics HL

Mathematics HL

Mathematics HL

6

Physics HL

Biology HL

Economics HL

 

IBDP students also write an Extended Essay and complete the TOK and CAS requirements.  IB students at UAA are selected according to the published performance criteria that are reviewed every year, through interview and teacher recommendations.

 

The Advantages of the IBDP

 

Students have the opportunity to

 

  • become life-long learners in an uncertain and complex future;
  • to be further placed in advanced courses in some subjects when accepted at prestigious universities overseas and, in some cases, to be able to graduate early;
  • benefit both financially and academically in the best private and foundation universities in Turkey.

 

 

Key Findings from research on impact of the IB programs. http://ibo.org/research/resources/documents/FINALDPOne-Pager.pdf

 

 

 

For further details

 

Visit our IB section on MOSS

Visit the IBO’s own public website http://ibo.org/diploma/