“Man’s curiosity is proportional to his level of education.”

Jean Jacques Rousseau (French Philosopher)



The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) was designed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) that was founded in 1968 and that leads international education. The program covers students in the last 2 years of secondary education.

The IB, which aims at preparing students to university and afterwards in the best possible manner, is the only program that bears the adjective "international." Students who have met the program’s requirements and who have succeeded in the central completion test obtain the self-discipline that is necessary for university education and for learning all through their lives.

The IB Diploma Programme is implemented in 4546 IB-accredited schools around the world. In our country there are a total of 44 schools authorized to implement the program following after having met the IB standards and passed the necessary inspections.


Curriculum Model


The IB consists of six academic fields surrounding a core. The student who is an IB diploma-candidate is expected to complete courses chosen from among the six course groups during the two years education, as well as the Theory of Knowledge, Dissertation and CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) courses that are the core elements of the program.

To examine the model, please click on the photo on the column to the right.


 IB Diploma


In order to earn the IB Diploma, the student must;


  • choose six courses from each of the six course groups, three of these being of standard level (SL) and the other three of high-level (HL), must receive minimum 240 hours education for high level courses and a minimum of 150 hours for standard level courses during the two years, and must succeed in these,
  • Succeed in the 100-hour TOK (Theory of Knowledge) course, which is at the core of the hexagon and which enables critical thinking on different paths of knowledge and considering the role and nature of knowledge within the student’s own culture, in other cultures and on a global scale,
  •  Complete and present the Dissertation, which is an independent and personal research work of maximum 4000 words and which lies at the centre of the hexagon,
  • complete the core element CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) program, whichs designed to develop self-confidence, empathy and charity in students.



Courses taken by ACI IB students from among the 6 course groups:



IBTM (IB Turkish – Mathematics) IBFM (IB Science-Mathematics))
Grup1 Turkish A Turkish A
Grup2 English B English B
Grup3 Turkey in the 20th Century Enviromental Systems and Societies ITGS
Grup4 Enviromental Systems and Societies Physics / Biology
Grup5 Mathematics Mathematics
Grup6 Visual Arts Film Theatre Arts ITGS Chemistry Visual Arts Film Theatre Arts


Who Qualifies For The Program?


he following qualifications are sought in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) candidates;


  • The L2 end of year success average must be minimum 75 out of 100,
  • The L2 end of year English grade must be minimum 70 out of 100,
  • There must be no failing grades for any of the courses in the field to be chosen,
  • Fluency in the English language,
  • The will to handle a rather challenging academic program,
  • Skill in work-planning.

The school administration’s advice is sought in the event that the student’s grade for behaviour at school decreases.


 Why IB?


  • All prominent universities across the world give priority to IBDP students.
  • Most prominent universities across the world give IBDP courses credits, which means that the student graduates earlier than usual (3-3.5 years instead of 4 years).
  • IBDP students have wider opportunities for scholarships.
  • The most important is the fact that international researches show that IBDP students are more successful in university compared to non-IBDP students.


The Connection Between the International Baccalaureate Programme (IBDP) and the University Application Process and the Process for Acceptance to Universities in Canada, Europe, Britain and the U.S.A.:


1. Students’ choices of IBDP courses increase their success in the IBDP and increase their chance to study what they want at university.

2. The IBDP increases a student’s skills in the English language.

3. The IBDP brings higher SAT and TOEFL results.

4. The IBDP Extended Essay increases the student’s skill in critical thinking and 

completing researches on various subjects.

5. ACI’s High School 1 & 2 English, Mathematics and Science curriculum provides students with the advantage of having taken many IB English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses even before they start the 3rd year of High School. This way a stronger foundation for success is provided compared to other high schools of the world.

6. ACI students who have completed the IBDP successfully are more readily accepted by universities in Canada, Europe, Britain and the U.S.A.

7. ACI students who have completed the IBDP successfully will be able to complete their university educations in many prominent universities in Canada, Britain and the U.S.A. in three years (instead of four years). This means a significant saving for the student and his/her family.

8. ACI students who have completed the IBDP successfully will be able to obtain financial support and scholarships from many prominent universities in Canada, Britain and the U.S.A. This also means a significant saving for the student and his/her family.


In summary, the IBDP philosophy is: IBDP is for everyone, everywhere. Disciplined and highly motivated ACI students who make their IB course choices correctly will be successful in this process.


 The IB Diploma And The Turkish University Entrance System


  • The IB Diploma enables application to and acceptance by foreign universities without having to take the centralized Turkish university entrance examination.
  • The IB Diploma Programme does not affect students’ success in the Turkish system negatively; centralized exam’s requirements are taken into consideration while implementing the program.
  • The IB diploma enables students to obtain various scholarship opportunities and course exceptions in domestic private universities according to their IB diploma grades. The Turkish Government does not allow application to domestic universities with only an IB Diploma.