Orientation Cycle

Secondary years 6 and 7


Students must study at least ten subjects and are examined by means of written and oral examinations and by continuous assessment. There is a core of compulsory subjects which include Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics, History, Geography, Philosophy, Ethics and PE. In addition, if no science subject is taken as an elective subject, students must also take a course in Biology. 

Students must take a minimum of two elective subjects of four lessons per week and may take as many as four. These subjects may include each of the separate sciences, Social Sciences, Latin, Art, Music, Philosophy and Languages 3 and 4. Mathematics can be taken as a 3-lesson or 5-lesson per week course. Additional advanced courses of three lessons per week may be taken in Mathematics, Language 1 and Language 2.

Students may also choose complementary courses of two lessons per week such as practical Science, introductory Economics, Art, Music or Theatre.

Subjects and their tuition languages

Each student’s course of study is uniquely tailored for the individual, based on their subject and language preferences within the European Schools framework. Click to expand examples.

European Baccalaureate Example
European Baccalaureate Example

European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate is the leaving exam for European Schools, and is accepted for university entrance throughout Europe and the world. The European Baccalaureate allows students to choose subjects according to their strengths and interests in the areas of math, science, arts or humanities, and students study at least ten subjects in two languages. The European Baccalaureate diploma opens doors to further study in wide variety of disciplines.


Elected by their peers, Student Representatives play an important role in the school. Student Representatives lead the Student Council and sit on the Secondary Participation Council to make sure the ideas and concerns of the students are heard by school management.

Under the guidance of the Student Council, all students are invited to develop their leadership skills by forming new student committees, such a social, environmental or fundraising committees.

Careers Counselling

Under the guidance of their Mentors, teachers and Careers Counsellors, students are encouraged to explore possible career paths and university courses. Students are guided through the various higher education application procedures at universities throughout Europe and the world. 

Cycle Leader

Each class has a Mentor teacher who meets with students once a week, and is the first point of contact for students, parents and subject teachers.

Cycle Leaders are responsible for overseeing the activities in each Cycle. Any questions that cannot be answered by the student's Mentor teacher, should be directed to the Cycle Leader.

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