With the expansion of multi program vocational high schools and modern high schools (Turkish-Mathematics, Science, Social studies, Foreign Language, GCE/IGCES), pupils will be able to select a program in their own school much more easily.
It is planned that basic education be reformed gradually within three years. Within this framework, new programs will be implemented in 6th and 9th grades in 2005-2006 academic year.
Pupils starting their 9th grade in 2005-06 academic year will be graduated from High school after receiving a 4 year education. As shown in the chart below, 9th grade forms will be taken from High schools and start to act under the framework of Secondary Schools by 2008.
Pupils starting their Secondary School Period in 2005-06 academic year will receive a four-year education.
TRANSITION TO THE NEW EDUCATIO Chart: 3: Transition program to the new system
Previous College Program
High Scho 9-2-3
Vocational High school
College/Anatolian High school (GCE programs)
6-7-8-9 Underlined: new programs,
10-11-12/13 unlined: previous programs
In 2005-2006 academic year, new programs will be implemented in 6th and 9th grade ; previous programs will be implemented in the 2nd and 3rd grades at secondary schools and in the 2nd and 3rd grades at high schools; 4-year program implementation will be started at colleges, Anatolian and Science High Schools.
In 2006-07 academic year, new programs will be implemented in the 6th and 7th grades at secondary schools, in the 9th and 10th grades at High schools. Previous programs will be implemented in the 3rd grades at secondary schools and in the 3rd grades at high schools.
In 2007-08 academic year, new programs will be implemented in the 6th, 7th, 8th grades at secondary schools, in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades at High schools. There will be no secondary school or high school graduates in academic year 2007-2008.
Pupils completing new programs at secondary schools will be able to take high school programs after 2008-09 academic year.
9th grades will be integrated into the framework of secondary school in academic year 2008-2009.