International Academic Programmes
TED Rönesans International Academic Programmes
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child-centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. Research supports this kind of phonics teaching to be highly suitable for children with English as their first language, as well as children learning English as a foreign language. It is also successful supports struggling readers. Our Jolly Phonics programme at TED Rönesans is a corner stone of our Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 programmes. For more information about the international Jolly Phonics Programme please click here.
A BTEC (Business Technology Education Council) when combined with academic learning in a school or college develops a range of practical knowledge and skills which help learners to prepare for their chosen career. Classroom style teaching combined with project work and practical, work-related activities help to develop students' behavioural skills, which can include teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills. At TED Rönesans we offer a range of internationally recognised BTECs from grade 7 and into high school including Principles of Applied Science, Art and Design, Music, Business, and Social Media. For details on all BTEC programmes click here.
AP (Advanced Placement)
AP is a programme run by College Board (the makers of the SAT) which allow students to take intro level university courses at TED Rönesans that can earn them university credit and/or qualify them for more advanced classes when they begin university. Typically, AP courses begin in 11th grade. Class sizes are usually smaller and weekly programme hours can be between 5 and 10 hours a week depending on the AP course. Students who intend to study overseas (or at Turkish national universities that recognise APs) usually take two APs with an aim of obtaining a grade of 3 or more (5 being the highest). Students at TED Rönesans receive guidance during 10th grade to guide them to the most appropriate AP programme should they wish to take this route. Detailed information about AP can be found here.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
TED Rönesans is very proud to be associated with the DofE award programme. The programme is open to students aged 14 and up with the object of pushing personal boundaries and supporting students in gaining new skills to enhance their CVs and strengthen their prospects of successful university applications. Students can partake in community projects, expeditions, and skills based programmes. Details on the DofE award can be found here.
World Scholar’s Cup
The WSC is an international academic event open to middle and high school students. At TED Rönesans we offer WSC as a middle school club. Students partake in national events fine tuning their academic acumen in debating, writing, and general knowledge. Success at the national level can lead to the WSC international rounds and success here may see students battle it out in the final at Yale University. The wonderful world of WSC can be explode in this video by clicking here.
MUN (Model United Nations)
MUN allows students to roleplay as UN delegates and simulate UN committees. Students prepare for conferences during club time at TED Rönesans. Larger conferences are organized at the national and international level with fellow MUN schools offering a unique opportunity for students to socialise and compete against their peers in new and exciting surroundings. MUN involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities, all key skills for university and career success.