We welcome applications for the Middle School from students of all nationalities (including Slovenian) to learn alongside each other without any restrictions.
This is the normal entry point for students who have finished their Slovenian compulsory 9-year education for a 4-year gimnazija-equivalent programme in English.
Year 10 Form Tutor: Miss Tanja Kotnik
Year 11 Form Tutor: Mrs Laila Salt
The Middle School Curriculum offers breadth and balance, with courses leading to certification by CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) or AQA (Assessments and Qualifications Alliance, the UK's largest examination board).
We are Slovenia's only Cambridge International School (CIE is part of the University of Cambridge Assessment group and has centres in more than 150 countries) to offer IGCSE examinations in a range of subjects. Slovenian students additionally study Slovene at a native speaker level similar to the curriculum in Slovenian state schools. Other students study Slovene as an additional language.
Students who are not based in Ljubljana have the option to enrol on a private basis at the Dijaški dom Bežigrad.
Middle School students require a laptop for their studies.
The Middle School curriculum is designed to include a balance of up to ten examination subjects, with IGCSE examinations at the end of Year 10 (one or two subjects) and 11 (the remainder). The syllabus for each subject is available on CIE's website, www.cie.org.uk as follows:
- English as a 2nd Language or as a 1st Language as appropriate (4 periods per week)
- English Literature
- Mathematics (4 periods per week)
- French or German
- Art and Design or Geography
- Music or History
Additional non-examined subjects:
- PE (Physical Education) (2 x 90-minute sessions per week)
- Citizenship (1 x 45-minute session per week)
- Slovene (either for native speakers or for non-native speakers)
Most subjects consist of two or three examination papers. Music and Art also include coursework.
All Middle School subjects are blocked for three 45-minute lessons per week, other than where shown above.
The Middle School curriculum will be reviewed during the 2015-16 academic year to ensure we continue to offer the most effective programme and most appropriate subject choices.