The Year System

Because there are such a variety of different systems across the world your year placement here at MEF IS may be a little different to what you are accustomed to. When placing your child in the correct year level we will look at the following criteria.

  • Students must have successfully completed their previous grade/year level to be placed in the next year level in MEF IS when the Academic Year starts in September.
  • If application is submitted after the school year starts, during mid­term or in Semester II, student’s current Grade/Year Progress Report or Semester/Trimester Report Card or Transcript must also be submitted.
  • The Academic Year runs from September to June and one school year is completed in 10 months. However, in Southern Hemisphere countries such as Australia, Korea or Japan, the academic year runs from on a different schedule. Therefore, students who come from these countries and apply to enter MEF IS in the second half of the academic year will not be placed in the next grade level until September because of having missed the first 5-6 months of that school year.

See the table below for placement of students based on the UK equivalent and age of the student.  The age level of the student is a rough guide, as it is important that your child has completed the previous grade level in order to be accepted into the next. MEF IS accepts student enrolments for ages 3 through to 18. You can also reference the academic records required for your application in this table.

Years at MEF IS Izmir run from Reception 1 (3 year olds) through to Year 13 (18 year olds).

YEAR SCHOOL DIVISION AGE CURRICULUM KEY STAGE
Reception 1 PRIMARY EARLY YEARS 3 BRITISH EY FOUNDATION
Reception 2 PRIMARY EARLY YEARS 4 BRITISH EY FOUNDATION
Year 1 PRIMARY 5 CIPP KEY STAGE 1
Year 2 PRIMARY 6 CIPP KEY STAGE 1
Year 3 PRIMARY 7 CIPP KEY STAGE 1
Year 4 PRIMARY 8 CIPP KEY STAGE 2
Year 5 PRIMARY 9 CIPP KEY STAGE 2
Year 6 PRIMARY 10 CIPP KEY STAGE 2
Year 7 SECONDARY LOWER SECONDARY 11 CLS/CP KEY STAGE 3
Year 8 SECONDARY LOWER SECONDARY 12 CLS/CP KEY STAGE 3
Year 9 SECONDARY LOWER SECONDARY 13 CLS/CP KEY STAGE 3
Year 10 SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOL 14 IGCSE KEY STAGE 4
Year 11 SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOL 15 IGCSE KEY STAGE 4
Year 12 SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOL 16 ASL/AL
Year 13 SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOL 17 ASL/AL

CIPP = Cambridge International Primary Programme; CLS/CP = Cambridge Lower Secondary/Checkpoint;

IGCSE = International General Certificate of Secondary Education; ASL/AL = Advanced Subsidiary Level/Advanced Level.

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