Science

Elementary School Science Programme

The pre-K to 4th grade science programme begins the foundation for science, and the primary years programme (PYP) coordinates science within the Units of Inquiry (UOI).  The content is arranged into four main strands: living things, Earth and space, materials and matter, forces and energy.  The course provides opportunities for students to engage in scientific investigations by making accurate observations, handling tools, recording and comparing data and formulating explanations.

Middle School Science Programme

The middle school science programme develops essential science education, with a Turkish Ministry curriculum (MEB), coordinated with international content and skills.   Science courses in grades 5 to 8 are taught as general science, combining chemistry, biology and physics. We have 5 to 6 periods of science per week and cover scientific topics every year.  The units are investigated in the classroom and the concepts are supported by regular lab work.  Currently, the Prentice Hall’s Science Explorer series is being used as supporting texts.

High School Science Programme

In grades 9 and 10, students are introduced to the international science programme with the IGCSE courses, concluding at the end of grade 10.  We study separate biology, chemistry and physics courses.  Students learn how to design an experiment, conduct experiments to collect data, analyse their findings to come up with conclusions and evaluate these findings critically.  Consistent dedication, careful experimentation, practicing communication of findings with lab reports etc. are expected from students.
In grades 11 and 12, the students participate in the IB science programme.  At this level, students get into college level study where they research and identify problems and investigate those problems using their analytical skills.  We offer biology, chemistry and physics IB courses, and in addition, the environmental systems and societies (ESS) course.
Full details of course outlines, classroom requirements, class rules and other information may be found on the relevant teacher’s Moodle site.  These sites can be reached by our current students.