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  • REGISTRATION FOR CAMBRIDGE EXAMS FOR JUNE, 2019 ARE NOW OPEN

    PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
     
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    Our new school magazine will be coming out shortly.

    Have a look at our previous issue from last summer 


  • Dear Parents,
     
    We hope this finds you well. We look forward to welcoming you to school and would like to mention a few practical details as you prepare your family for the next school year.
     
    Important Reminder:

  • We are hiring now. We need teammates in our Primary School and as a Home Room teacher and a High School English Language teacher with experience in international exams.

    Please send your CV to info@istanbulint.com (Please email this address if you require any further...

  • We wish our School Community a very pleasant summer holiday!

    2018 - 2019 Academic Year 

    Details about the next school year will be published in August. We will welcome Grade 1 and Grade 5 as well as Grades 9 - 12...

  • Job Openings for School Year 2018 - 2019:
     
    Mathematics Teachers for Middle School and High School
     
    Requirement: Fluent in English

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    ICT Teacher for Middle School
     
    Requirement: Fluent in...

  • Early registration period for the school year 2018 - 2019 has started. To take advantage of early registration tuition and...

  • Apply for Cambridge Checkpoint / IGCSE / AS / A Level Exams:

    Click here for more details...



  • We look forward to welcoming you to school on September 11.

    Please note the following general information.


  • Welcome to a new school year – Now celebrating 15 years!

    We are now happy to confirm our
    Dear Parents,
     
    At school we are making our final preparations for the new school year.
     
    Start Date:
    We are still waiting for approval from the Ministry of Education, as we work differently from the normal Turkish school...
  • PLEASE NOTE: Istanbul International School has NO association with Beykoz National Academy, which is not a legal entity.
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  • Early registration period for the school year 2017 - 2018 has started. To take advantage of early registration tuition and secure...
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    Welcome back to school for the second semester, especially for newcomers!
     
    To follow school events, we recommend you visit our
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  • We have had a number of exciting events at school over the past couple of weeks! Have a look on our
    facebook page to see what we've been upto! :)


     

  • Congratulations İlten on being the world's No 1 in Combined Science in the Cambridge IGCSE Exam!

  • The Ministry of Education has issued new regulations related to vehicles on school property and its vicinity. 

    For this reason we will be introducing controlled access to the school to allow us to follow the regulations and ensure a secure environment for our children....

  • The countdown has begun!  We are now making our final preparations to welcome you to school on Monday September 19.

    Our first day programme is as follows...

  • The school is open for registrations on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of September.
  • Please note details of the registered school bus company we will be using for the school year of 2016-17. 

    As of August 17, 2016 the bus company will be at school to help you with the bus registration. 

  • September 19, our start day for the new school year, is fast approaching. In this connection, please take note of the following important information provided below and in the attachments. 

    A separate information letter will be sent to Pre School parents.
  • Dear Parents,

    Following the attempted coup, we as a school are naturally following developments closely. We anticipate no negative influence on our work and continue our planning and preparations for next school year, which is planned to begin on September 19, 2016.
  • We're Expanding!

    Istanbul International School is looking for talented teachers to join its diverse staff!

    The school currently has openings for the following positions...
     
  • End of School Year Director’s Greetings:

    We come to the end of another incredible, and incredibly busy school year here at Istanbul International School...
     
  • We congratulate our School website designers on being listed as a finalist in the national website competition in the School website category.
  • Early registration period for the school year of 2016-2017 has started. To take advantage of early registration tuition and secure your place, please contact the school before 15 March 2016, the deadline for early registration.
  • Have you ever wondered how our current notions about education have been shaped by history? Tune into Sir Ken Robinson's RSA lecture as an rsa-animate.
  • The recent events that have taken place in different parts of Turkey have not only affected us as adults, but also affect our children. Especially, when children see such events on television or social media, its impact on them can be quite negative. According to research, the exposure to...
  • Dear Parents,
    CLASS TIMETABLES: Temporary class timetables are now in use but may be subject to change. Confirmation will be given at the Class Orientation Programme for Parents September 28-30 when practical details will be discussed.
  • Dear Parents,
    Greetings from Çamlıca wherever this finds you! We are now in the month of August and so the countdown for the new school year has now started.
  • Dear Parents,
    We look forward to welcoming your child to his/her first experience of Primary School. To give them a good start we have devoted a few days of orientation before the main school begins.
  • Dear Parents,
    We look forward to welcoming your child to the new campus, which will house our Middle-High School students. The buildings are located a short distance from our Preschool and Primary School. Please consult the following map to help you find us.
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    CAMBRIDGE PROGRAMME

    CAMBRIDGE PROGRAMME

    How To Register As a Private and Student Candidate


    Please follow these steps in order to register for an IGCSE, A or AS / A2 level exam. 

    APPLICATION PERIOD

    21.11.2018 - 15.02.2019

    Deadline : 15.02.2019

    (All applications made after 15.02.2019 will be subject to  DOUBLE of the listed fee.)


    Step 1: Complete your online registration

     
    Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
    The IGCSE, AS, A2 and A level exam registrations are open for the May/June, 2019 session.

    *Please click
     to download application file.
    1. Fill the information at the top of the form.
    2. Read the instructions.
    3. Select the Subjects (If it is retake please come to the Cambridge Exam Officer’s Office)
    4. Ask for the recommendation signature from your subject teacher (This is NOT for Privates Candidates)
    5. After the recommendation signatures, you must optain the parental signature.

    *You must fill form2, please click to download.
               
    Information about form2 (Decleration of Interest Form);
    • Center Number            :           TR111
    • Center Name                :           OZEL ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL LISESI
    • Candidate Number      :           (Will be filled by center)
    •  Candidate Name         :           (Your name and surname)
    • Exam Series                 :            June , 2019

    Please fill out and sign both forms.

     

    Step 2: Pay for your exams

     
    Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

    The registration form should be accompanied by a copy of the bank transfer and sent to the Cambridge Examinations Officer at Istanbul International School.
      

    Bank account name:           Diyalog  Eğitim  Sağlık  Spor  ve Turizm  Hizmetleri  Ltd.  Şti.

    Bank:                                    İŞ Bank                       

    Branch:                                Nato Yolu        

    Branch Code:                      1242   

    Account  No:                       53497

    IBAN:                                   TR75 0006 4000 0021 2420 0534 97

    Swift Code:                         ISBKTRIS



    Explanation:                       Student Name, Number of Subjects, Category of the Exam
    (IGCSE/AS/A/A2)

         
    Example:                      OZLEM SENGUN, 5, IGCSE


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    Step 3: Submitting your online registration

     
    Please send us an e-mail via the mail address:  
    o.sengun@istanbulint.com

    Your Mail Must Include;

    1. Passport ID page

    2. Filled out  and signed application form


    3. Filled out and signed Decleration of Interest Form

    4. Bank Payment Document
     
     

    MODIFIED EXAM PAPER OR ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS


    If any of the candidate requires an enlarged exam paper or enlarged font due to reading difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact us via the mail address: o.sengun@istanbulint.com  before 15.02.2019.

    Similarly, if you have any kind of disability, Cambridge provides access arrangements depending on the candidate’s condition. For such a request, please send us an e-mail via the mail address:  
    o.sengun@istanbulint.com before 15.02.2019.
    Doctor’s Report must be in English.


    Candidates are requested to take note that for each  registration. You need to have also paid the fee and not just registered online.

    Any payments made after the deadline will be treated as late and subject to the appropriate extra late fee.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


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    Istanbul International School is a recognised Cambridge International School, providing preparation for Cambridge International Exams – IGCSE and AS/A –Levels.

    The Exam Centre status also allows students to be examined on site under Cambridge exam conditions and regulations. External candidates are also allowed to sit exams and need to apply in advance to register for any exam.

    Cambridge Exams are sat each year in June and November.

    For more information on exams, registrations and exam fees, please contact the School Principal or the Cambridge Examinations Officer at info@istanbulint.com.

    Istanbul International School prepares students for examination in the following Cambridge International Exams at IGCSE and AS/A Level.

    For updates, information, and announcements please see cie.org.uk

     

     

    IGSCE – International General Certificate in Secondary Education

     
    First Language English

    Cambridge IGCSE First Language English learners develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. They learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

    Learners are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

    English Literature

    The syllabus enables learners to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. Learners develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through their studies, they learn to recognise and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied.

    The syllabus also encourages the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting learners' better understanding of themselves and of the world around them.

    Spanish as Foreign Language

    This syllabus is designed for learners who are learning Spanish as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies.

    The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where the language is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages.

    History

    The Cambridge IGCSE History syllabus looks at some of the major international issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as covering the history of particular regions in more depth. The emphasis is on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research.

    Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies. Cambridge IGCSE History will stimulate any learner already interested in the past, providing a basis for further study, and also encouraging a lifelong interest in the subject. Both coursework and non-coursework options are available.

    Geography

    Through the Cambridge IGCSE Geography syllabus, learners will develop a 'sense of place' by looking at the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. Learners will examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affected their development. They will also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges an environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

    Mathematics

    An essential subject for all learners, Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners' confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

    Biology – Physics – Chemistry

    With an emphasis on human biology, Physics and Chemistry the syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of these sciences biology through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, which are useful in everyday life.

    As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

    AS/A Level

    English

    Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language gives learners the opportunity to study English language and its use in contemporary communication. It aims to encourage a critical response to texts in a range of forms, styles and contexts, and to promote skills of communication, reading, research and analysis.

    Through their study, learners will develop an ability to read and analyse material, gaining further knowledge and understanding of English language features and issues, and writing clearly, accurately, creatively and effectively for different purposes and audiences.

    History

    Cambridge International AS and A Level History is a flexible and wide-ranging syllabus covering modern history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The syllabus builds upon skills gained at Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge O Level and develops lifelong skills including understanding issues and themes within a historical period.

    The emphasis is again on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research. Learners develop an understanding of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference, and use historical evidence as part of their studies. At AS learners can select from topics on European, American or International history.

    At A Level, learners can select from topics on European, American, African, Southeast Asian and International history. Teachers choose which periods to focus on, allowing them to build a course that reflects their learners' interests and staff specialisms, or which is relevant to the local or regional context

    Mathematics

    Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus allows teachers to choose from three different routes to Cambridge International AS Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics only, Pure Mathematics and Mechanics or Pure Mathematics and Probability and Statistics.

    Biology

    Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of biology, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination.

    The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of biology ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology is ideal for learners who want to study biology or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.s

    Physics

    Cambridge International AS and A Level Physics builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of physics, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination.

    The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of physics ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Physics is ideal for learners who want to study physics or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.

    Chemistry

    Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of chemistry, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination.

    The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of chemistry ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry is ideal for learners who want to study chemistry or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.

    From A Teacher’s Perspective

    Harvesting the result of hard work – preparing students for Cambridge exams.

    What and why

    Blank looks are not what you want staring back at you from the class when you are a teacher.

    Often when one mentions IGCSE or Cambridge exams to students in Grade 8 or 9, their first look is blank as if it had little to do with them. In contrast, when one mentions IGCSE or Cambridge CIE courses towards the senior grades at High School level they see opportunities that open up the future.

    This transition is fascinating. In the lower grades the children may enjoy school but they are not always really sure why they are doing what they are doing. As they get into the higher grades often the students have a dawning awareness that actually what they are being taught is gradually forming a bridge to help them reach their dreams, yes there is a good solid reason in all this education! By the time they get to Grade 11 they are actually beginning to see the IGCSE AS/A2 course as opportunities for them to pursue courses at university and beyond and they excitedly discuss the different options open to them.

    From blank looks to dream building

    So how do we get from blank looks to 'dreams coming true'?

    First of all, in Grade 9 we have to set a standard early on. This can be a bruising experience for them - it is hard to see students have to come to terms with the fact they actually need to do a lot more work than sometimes they have been used to. They also need to start thinking in ways that some other education systems sadly haven't encouraged. We have to gently insist on hard work and high quality. Our students have to be able to think for themselves and they quickly realise that 'spoon feeding' lessons are no longer on offer.

    We also have to connect what the students are studying to the actual world in which they are living now. I call this 'vision casting'. Often in our History of Geography classes we end up discussing current events, something most of the students are actually very interested in. I impress on them that with the knowledge and skills they are learning in our lessons, they should be able to speak with more authority on many of the most pressing current issues in the news than maybe even their own parents! It's great to see them beginning to view the world using the various tools we are trying to pass onto them.

    Understanding standards

    We then have to make really clear to the students what the examiners are looking for in the various different examination papers they will end up taking. This is more about exam technique, but it is crucial that the students feel used to the kind of format of the questions they will be asked. We also have to spell out really clearly what marking levels there are, so that the students themselves know when they are doing what will get them a good grade.

    I had a student ask me yesterday, 'What grade do you think I should get in History?'. This is the kind of question we want the students to ask. It shows that they are awakening to the fact that they are the ones in control. If they are intentional and focused, if they have realised that the world is theirs to take, if only they apply themselves, our job is to guide and encourage and becomes truly a joy!

    So much of our task as educators is to show that if a student works hard, if they apply themselves, they will eventually experience something very special. So much of the time our young people are encouraged to seek instant gratification. This is fine for some of the time and we want our kids to have fun, but the kind of fulfilment that will really enrich their lives and relationships in maturity usually comes with patient, persistent effort. Our aim in teaching students is that they will indeed reap the rewards of patient hard work and see the world open to them as they apply themselves.

    Phillipa Macdonald
    Nationality: British
    Education: BA in English Language and Literature
    PgCE in Education
    Post: English and Literature Specialist

    Ewen MacDonald
    Nationality: British
    Education: BA in Medieval History
    PgCE in Education
    Post: Geography and History Teacher

    CONTACT

    Campus A - Pre-School:
    Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No 29 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34692

    Campus B - Primary School:
    Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No 12 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34692

    Campus C - Middle - High School:
    Harman Sok. No 1 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34398

    P: +90(216 335 0055) M: info@istanbulint.com