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Secondary Curriculum

We are an international school offering Cambridge qualifications, namely IGCSEs and A-Levels. Students in Key Stage 3 broadly follow the Cambridge curriculum, with some adaptations for our international context. In addition, we are also licensed by the Slovak government, which enables our students to graduate with a Maturita, the Slovak secondary school leaving certificate.   

Years 7 to 13 (11 to 18 year olds)

Students who attend our secondary school benefit from the opportunity to gain qualifications from both the Slovak national education system and also the UK IGCSE and AS/A Level qualifications. With this in mind the assessment of our students' needs to cater for these very different models.

We have successfully helped a large number of students secure places into top universities already, and we are continuously improving the education of these opportunities to students and parents.

“Cambridge Assessment International Education is part of the University of Cambridge. We prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. They are created by subject experts, are rooted in academic rigour, and provide a strong platform for progression. Over 10 000 schools in 160 countries work with us to prepare nearly a million learners for their future with an international education from Cambridge.”
/Cambridge Assessment International Education/

In the secondary school we have the following forms of formal assessment:

Years 7 – 9

Half Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) given at the end of January (Výpis).
End of Year Exam (worth 3x IZK scores) taken in June.  
End of Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) - (Vysvedčenie).
End of Year Written Report (one IZK grade per subject) which determines overall performance for that academic year. This report contains grades and an overall comment from the Class Teacher.  

Our curriculum at Key Stage 3 aims to develop each & every young individual, and promote the idea that learning is lifelong. Students in these year groups will be given a broad curriculum across a number of subjects. Each subject is carefully planned and, in addition to gaining a wealth of knowledge about various topics, students will be given endless opportunities to develop lifelong skills that they can apply to everyday challenges. 

SUBJECT LIST for Year 7, 8 & 9 (11 – 14 years of age)

Art
Biology
Chemistry
English language
Geography
German language
History
IT & Computer Science
Music
Physical Education
Physics
PSHE
Slovak language
Spanish language

Year 10

Half Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) given at the end of January. (Vypis) 
End of Year Exam (worth 3x IZK scores) taken in June.  
End of Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) (Vysvedčenie) 
End of Year Written Report (one IZK grade per subject) which determines overall performance for that academic year. This report contains grades and an overall comment from the Class Teacher.   

Year 11

Half Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) given at the end of January. (Vypis) 
Mock IGCSE exams taken in January (worth 3x IZK scores). 
Final external IGCSE exams taken in May/June.  
End of Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) (Vysvedčenie) 
End of Year Written Report (one IZK grade per subject) which determines overall performance for that academic year. This report contains grades and an overall comment from the Class Teacher.   

Year 12

Half Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) given at the end of January. (Vypis) 
Mock AS exams taken in February/March.  
Final external AS exams taken in May/June. 
End of Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) (Vysvedčenie) 
End of Year Written Report (one IZK grade per subject) which determines overall performance for that academic year. This report contains grades and an overall comment from the Class Teacher.  

Year 13/14

Half Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) given at the end of January. (Vypis) 
Mock A Level exams taken in February/March.  
Final external A2 exams taken in May/June. 
End of Year Report (one IZK grade per subject) (Vysvedčenie) 
Y14 - Final Slovak ‘Maturita’ - Students officially graduate from Slovak High School. (Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške) 

Please note that these may change due to curriculum changes and the learning needs of each class.