The IB at Koç School
Here at The Koç School we offer students the opportunity to experience a truly international education.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is open to students from Grade 10 onwards, 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 2200 IB World Schools, in over 130 different countries across the Globe.
The IBDP aims to provide an education which balances subject breadth and depth, as well as considering broader disciplines through the unique Theory of Knowledge course. 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.
The whole person is developed through rigorous external and internal assessments, as well as the physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical aspects of the programme.
Students choose six courses to study at higher and standard level from a range of options, including languages, humanities, science and mathematics. Throughout these courses students will successfully 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 which Koç IB students are inspired and motivated by. http://www.ibo.org/programmes/profile/documents/Learnerprofileguide.pdf
In addition to the classroom study, students widen their education with a core element which challenges their understanding, knowledge and experience. The core is consists of:
- Extended Essay, which enhances research skills and independent learning.
- Theory of Knowledge, which encourages students to reflect and critically examine through language, reason, emotion and perception.
- Creativity, Action, Service offers IB students the opportunity to experience real tasks beyond the classroom.
Mr. Paul F Barrie