High school students are required to earn a minimum of 6 credits in each year of the four years of high school. (One credit = a course held 5 class periods over a two week period for a full school year.) While 6 is the minimum requirement, students are expected to complete at least 28 credits in their High School years. Core subjects are required and are worth one credit each.
Only students who are registered as full-time students (including full-time IGA online Sevenstar students registered through IGA) at IGA can receive a transcript or Diploma through IGA. Full-time students are required to complete a minimum of 6 courses at IGA, this can include internship and self-study courses.
Grades 9 and 10: IGCSE (International General Certificate for Secondary Education) provides the philosophical framework for courses in Grades 9 and 10. The Core curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Religious Education (Religious Studies) is designed to meet IGCSE requirements. The IGCSE syllabuses and course descriptions are used as curriculum guides to prepare students to take the IGCSE examinations. Credit equivalence is calculated from these courses to provide continuity on the US style transcript. Additional IGCSE’s are available in Turkish and a number of elective courses.
High school students are required to take the IGCSE exam(s) for First or Second Language English, Geography and Biology at the end of Grade 9, and English Literature, Mathematics, World History, Religious Studies and Chemistry and/or Physics at the end of Grade 10. At least one to two weeks of class time will be devoted to review before taking the exam.
Grades 11 and 12: At present the curriculum follows an American style curriculum, with preparation to take the SAT exam. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered as qualified teachers are available.