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1 Subject choices for years 6 and 7 ALICANTE Manuel Bordoy Deputy director

2 Compulsory basic subjects Language I Language II Mathematics Religion / Ethics Physical Education History * Geography * Biology * Philosophy * 6 th /7 th Grade 4 3 3/5 1 2 4 3 3/5 1 2 Periods 21/23 periods OPTIONS (Minimum 2 ) 29p. ADD. SUBJECTS +4 periods+3 periods +2 periods BioChemPhysEco HistGeoPhilLat MusArtLIIILIV Adv Mat Adv LI Adv LII LaboBioLabo ChemLaboPhys MusArtSpoICT Dib TecLVSoc 31/37 periods

3 Pupils must choose a minimum of 29 periods from the compulsory basic subjects and options. The total number of periods must be between 31 (minimum) and 35 (maximum). The limit of 35 periods can exceptionally be exceeded up to 36 or 37 periods, according to Doc. 2007-D-214-EN-1 accepted by the Board of Governors on April 2007. Number of periods

4 Pupils may choose a subject they did not do in years 4 and 5 with an entry test. In principle, pupils that failed a certain subject in years 4 and 5 may not choose for years 6 and 7. Basic Restrictions

5 a) Change from a lower to a higher level in one of the foreign languages (for example from Language III to Language II, or from Language IV to Language III) is allowed if the Director gives his permission and organisational conditions make it possible. The pupils will first have to pass a written and/or oral aptitude test. b) Change from a higher to a lower level in one of the foreign languages (for example from Language II to Language III, or from Language III to Language IV) is subject to the approval of the Class Council in the light of the results achieved by the pupil. c) The choice of a new language which the pupil has not studied previously as Language II, Language III or Language IV is allowed, if the Director gives his permission and organisational conditions make it possible. The pupils will first have to pass a written and oral aptitude test. Language choices

6 Exceptionally pupils can request to Language II Spanish under the following conditions: A duly justified written request has been submitted by the parents or the guardians of the pupil, or by the pupil him/herself if aged 18 or more. The case has been discussed and an opinion has been given by the Class Council. The pupil proves his / her competence in that language History, Geography and Economics will still be taught in the original LII Change of Language II

7 Advanced Language I3 periods(+4 of L1) Advanced Language II3 periods(+3 of L2) Advanced Mathematics3 periods(+5 of Maths) a) The Advanced courses are a more extensive study of the subject. They are not harder: but they cover more topics. They are not remedial courses and should only be chosen by pupils who have particular interest and ability in the subject. b) All Advanced students take the same written exams (in LI, LII, Maths 5). But the Oral Exam becomes compulsory and is different to the main course oral. c) The Advanced Mathematics is only for pupils following the 5 period Mathematics course. This subject becomes obligatory in the oral examinations of the Baccalaureate. d) Pupils who choose one or more advanced courses must also choose two or more other 4-period options. Advanced Courses

8 a) Pupils who do not fill 31 periods with the compulsory subjects, the options and the advanced courses are obliged to choose one or more complementary courses. b) The complementary courses may be taught in the pupil’s working language, in another working language or in the language of the region where the school is situated. c) Complementary courses do not make part of the Baccalaureate examinations. d) The complementary courses Laboratory Physics, Laboratory Biology and Laboratory Chemistry are only intended for pupils who have chosen the corresponding options. e) Artistic Education and Musical Education may not be chosen if they have been chosen as options. Complementary subjects

9 Complementary subjects may be timetabled on Wednesday afternoon. Complementary subjects

10 In order that an optional subject can be created a minimum of 5 pupils must have chosen it, for a complementary subject the minimum number of pupils must be 7. Creation of optional and complementary subjects If an optional or complementary subject cannot be organized in a certain language due to few pupils opting for it, pupils may be offered the possibility of following it in a different language provided they are competent enough in it.

11 It will not be possible to change or drop subjects after the definitive choice has been made. In exceptional cases, the school might allow changes if they do not affect the minimum number of pupils required to set up a course or any other organisational parameters. Changing and dropping

12 It is important to know that finally only a few combinations of optional subjects will be possible. These combinations will be based in great part on the most frequently requested options in the survey but also on the access requirements to the different further education institutions. Definitive choice

13 Changes between 6 and 7. In principle, no changes are allowed between the 6 and the 7 although there are a couple of exceptional possibilities. Basic rules: No new subject can be taken in year 7 No levels of language can be changed A subject may only be dropped in the 7th year if it is not compulsory and if the minimum number of periods is respected (29 between complementary and options, 31 in total)

14 Changes between 6 and 7 Changing options to compulsory basic subjects It is also possible for pupils moving from the 6th to the 7th year to exchange an option (4 hours) for a compulsory basic subject (2 periods) in the same subject on condition that the minimum number of 31 periods is respected. The opposite is only permitted if the pupil passes an admission test and the maximum number periods is not exceeded.

15 A pupil repeating the 6th year finds him/herself in the same situation as any pupil entering the 6th year: he/she must accept the choices which are offered. If the number of candidates for a course which the pupil had chosen the previous year is not reached, then the school is not obliged to set up that course. A pupil repeating the sixth year, who changes schools, must accept the choices offered by the new school. Pupils repeating the 6th year

16 Pupils repeating the 7th year The school must offer pupils who have failed the Baccalaureate the same options as the ones they had chosen the previous year. A pupil who has failed the Baccalaureate may change his choice of complementary course, if the course which he had chosen is no longer offered in the new class in which he is now registered.

17 Bac Exams Preliminary Mark: 50% Bac Exams: 50% 5 written: LI, LII, Maths, + 2 options of 4 periods 3 oral: 1)LI or Advanced if taken 2)LII or Advanced if taken, or Geography (in LII) or History (in LII) 3)Advanced Maths, if taken, or a scientific option (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or Philosophy or LIII or LIV

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19 Questions ??? Thank you!!!

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