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1 ALICANTE Orientación para la elección de materias de 4º y 5º

2 2 4 ICT Music Art Economics (in LII) Latin Compulsory subjects Religion/Ethics Language I Language II Language III Physical Education History (in LII) Geography (in LII) Biology Chemistry Physics Mathematics 4 th / 5 th Years Language IV / / 6 27/29 periods OPTIONS Periods 31/35 periods 27/29 per.+ Periods Music programme Extracurricular activities

3 Number of periods Students must choose 27 or 29 periods of compulsory subjects. Between 4 and 8 periods of optional subjects. The total number of periods should be between 31 and 35 (only exceptionally, and prior approval of class council and school direction 36 or 37 period could be allowed)

4 Changes between s4 and s5 No changes are possible between s4 and s5. It is not possible to drop a subject or to get a new subject in s5. Exceptionally pupils can change from Maths 6 to Maths 4 at end of the 1st semester in s4 or s5, or at the end of s4. Request are analysed by the class councils. It is also possible to change from Maths 4 to Maths 6 but the pupils must pass an entry exam.

5 Latin Latin can be taught through Spanish in s4 and s5 or in some case in other languages, if the number of participant is enought. Only pupils that chose Latin in s3 may chose Latin for s4 and s5

6 Economics Economics is taught in the pupils second language. If this is not organised, pupils may follow it through a different foreign language or through Spanish, provided they prove they are competent in this language. Exceptionally if there are not enough pupils to organize the course in L1, the course can be activated in L2 or through the language of the host country (Spanish)

7 Language IV Language IV is an absolute beginners course.

8 Grading and reports

9 The A-mark is the reflection of all the observations and of the pupils overall performance, both written and oral, not taken into account in the B mark. The A-mark is awarded for the pupils daily work which is evidenced through for example: Focus and attention in class Active participation in class Effort and progress Submitting all homework on time Completing efficiently classroom tasks and assignments Performance in oral classroom interrogations Performance in short written regular progress tests Etc. The teacher will decide over the frequency and questioning / testing modes and the relevance of each. The semester A-mark is not necessarily an average of all partial A-marks. A-mark

10 The B-mark corresponds to the observable knowledge and skills acquired by the pupils in relation with the learning objectives for each subject. This is measured through written examinations that the pupils must take for all core (compulsory) subjects and optional (elective) 4 period subjects. These are called B-examinations. However, for Physical Education, Ethics/Religion, Art, Music and ICT the assessment of the pupils leading to a B-mark can be also based on other evidence such as project work, essays, physical tests or other methods contained in the syllabi of these subjects. B-mark

11 Final Mark (C mark) Must be between the lowest and the highest A or B mark of both semesters, but has not to be an arithmetical mean. It is each subject teacher who decides on this. It is used to calculate the pupils final average mark

12 In year 4, pupils take two B-examinations per semester. The semester B- mark is the average of the two. In year 5, pupils take only one set of B-examinations per semester. -the 1st semester B examinations can be harmonised or not -the 2nd semester examinations must be harmonised. The semester B mark is the mark obtained in each semester B-examination. The B examinations in year 5 for the core (compulsory) subjects (except for Physical education, Ethics/Religion, ICT, Music) are organized by the school each semester over 5 school days. Each day the pupils will take a maximum of 2 examinations, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Optional subject B-examinations in year 5 are organized as part of the normal timetable.

13 Extracurricular activities, events and school trips. Pupil exchanges with other European Schools (prior approvation of the class council the year before the exchange. Maximum duration of the exchange 4 week for s4 and 1st semester for s5 Institutional activities: MEC, Science Symposium, Eurosport, … Compulsory school trip in year 4

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