Orientation Cycle

Secondary years 6 and 7

These two years lead to the European Baccalaureate. 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 Sport. 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 and Theatre.

Highlights of the Orientation Cycle

Cycle Leader

Each class has a Mentor who is the first point of contact for students, parents and teachers. These experienced members of staff form a group of Mentors who are supported and led by a Cycle Leader.

Cycle Leaders are responsible for overseeing the education that the teachers provide. Any questions that cannot be answered by the student's Mentor, should be directed to the Cycle Leader.