Basic education pre-school classes starts at 7.55 and ends at 12.00. The school administration determines the subject distribution and activities for the duration out of two breaks, each of which lasts for 20 minutes.
In basic education primary schools, each "lesson period" is 45 minutes. Lessons begin at 7.55 in the morning and ends at 13.05. Pupils take six lessons and two breaks in a day. The duration of each break is 20 minutes. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders come to school in the afternoon on Monday and on Thursday. Afternoon lessons starts at 14:00 and ends at 15:30. Educational activities which will be determined by the school administration may be held in the afternoon in other days.
In basic education secondary schools and at all types of High schools, the length of a period is 45 minutes. Subjects are distributed into five days according to their values in the program. Considering the pupil's requirements of nutrition, rest and communication with friends, a school day is suggested to be planned in the following way: The school begins at 7:55, end at 13:05 after having two breaks and six lessons. Lessons are arranged so as to last for 90 minutes at most. At secondary schools and all types of High schools, lessons and activities are held in the afternoon on Monday and on Thursday. Afternoon lessons starts at 14:00 and ends at 15:30. Various lessons or activities which will be determined by the school administration according to pupils' interests may be performed in the afternoon in other days as well.
It is planned that the duration of teaching activities at all schools will extend to whole day in the course of time.
Minimum of two "final examinations" and "mid-term examinations" are administered at secondary schools and high schools on the basis of the program determined by the school administration without lesson interruption and by informing pupils at least three days before. "Performance Assessment" implementations will be planned and performed in accordance with the variety of program.
Table 2: Distribution of Hourly Lesson Periods in Basic and Secondary Education Schools
07:55-08:40 08:40-09:25 09:25-09:45 09:45-10:30 10:30-11:15 11:15-11:35 11:35-12:20 12:20-13:05 13:05-14:00 14:00-14:45 14:45-15:30
Primary School 1.2.Grade 3.4.5.Grade
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All Types of High Schools