Admissions into the I.B. Programme



Admission into the International Baccalaureate Programme is through written EXAMS in Modern Greek, Mathematics and English.

 







Admissions Exams for the International Baccalaureate Programme

  

Modern Greek Exam

 
 

(Duration:  75 minutes)

Modern Greek Language, Modern Greek Literature

 

Modern Greek Language

Syllabus

From the 10th grade General High School textbook “Ekfrasi Ekthesi,” volume Aʹ, topics included in the following sections:
a.  Language and Linguistic Variations
b.  Speech Writing
c.  Descriptive Writing
d.  Narrative Writing
e.  Feature (Column) Writing 

 

Modern Greek Literature

Syllabus

From the units:
a.  “Genders in Literature”
b.  “Traditions and Modernism in Modern Greek Poetry”

 

 

Mathematics Exam

 

 

(Duration:  75 minutes)

ALGEBRA

Syllabus

From the textbook “9th Grade General High School Algebra and Principles of Probability” (2015 edition)

Introductory chapter
E.2       Sets

Chapter 1:  Probability
1.1       Hypothesis – Contingency
1.2       Concept of Probability (excluding sub-paragraph “Authoritative Definition of Probability”)

Chapter 2:  Real Numbers
2.1       Operations and their properties
2.2       Order of Real Numbers (excluding proof for property 4)
2.3       Absolute Value of Real Numbers
2.4       Roots of Real Numbers (excluding proofs for properties 3 and 4)

Chapter 3:  Equations
3.1       First degree equations
3.2       The equation x
ν = α
3.3       Second degree equations

Chapter 4:  Inequalities
4.1       First degree inequalities
4.2       Second degree inequalities

 

Chapter 5:  Progressions

5.1       Sequences
5.2       Arithmetic Progressions (excluding
Sν  proofs)
5.3       Geometric Progressions (excluding Sν  proofs)

 

Chapter 6:  Basic Concepts of Functions
6.1       The concept of Functions
6.2       Graphing Functions (excluding sub-paragraph on the distance between 2 points)

6.3       The function f(x) = αx+β (excluding slopes and rates of change)

 

 


GEOMETRY

Syllabus

From the textbook “10th & 11th Grade General High School Euclidian Geometry” written by I. Argyropoulos, P. Vlamos, G. Katsoulis, S. Markatis, P. Sideris (2015 edition)

Chapter 3:  Triangles
3.1       Types and properties of triangles
3.2       1
st criterion for triangle congruence (excluding the theorem proof)
3.3.      2
nd criterion for triangle congruence (excluding the theorem proof)
3.4       3
rd criterion for triangle congruence (excluding the theorem proof)
3.5       Existence and uniqueness of a perpendicular (excluding the theorem proof)
3.6       Criteria for congruence / similarity of right angle triangles (excluding the theorem proofs I and II)
3.7       Circle – Perpendicular Bisector – Line Segment
3.8       External and opposite angle relationships (excluding the theorem proof)
3.9       Inequalities in side length and angle relationships (excluding the theorem proof)
3.
10     Triangle inequality (excluding the theorem proof) 
3.
11     Lateral angles and planes (excluding the proof of Theorem II)
3.12    Relationship between circle and perpendicular lines (excluding the proof of Theorm I)
3.1
3    Contiguous faces   

3.14     Relative position between two circles 

Chapter 4:  Parallel Lines
4.1       Introduction
4,2       Transversals- Euclidean Parallel Postulate (excluding proof of Corollary II on page 81 and Statements I, II, III and IV)
4.3       Angles with parallel lines (interior – exterior / acute – obtuse)
4.
4       Noteworthy circles in a triangle - incircles or inscribed circles (excluding the theorem proof for inscribed circles)
4.
5       Sum of the angles of a triangle
4.6       Angles formed by perpendicular sides / lines (excluding the theorem proof and corollary)
4.
7       Sum of the angles in a convex n-gon (excluding proof of the corollary)

Chapter 5:  Parallelograms – Trapezoids
5.1       Introduction
5.2       Parallelograms
5.3       Rectangle
5.4       Rhombus
5.5       Square
5.6       Applications in triangles (excluding proof of Theorem III)
5.7       Centroid of a triangle (excluding the theorem proof)
5.8       Orthocenter of a triangle (excluding the corollary)
5.9       Property of a right-angled triangle
5.10     Trapezoid
5.11     Isosceles trapezoid
5.12     Noteworthy lines and circles in a triangle

Chapter 6:  Circle Geometry – Inscribed shapes
6.1       Introduction – Definitions
6.2       Relationship between inscribed angle and central angle (excluding theorem proof)
6.3       Chord and tangent angles (excluding theorem proof)
6.5      
Inscribed quadrilaterals
6.6       Free quadrilaterals (excluding theorem proof)

 

English Exam

 

  

(Duration:  75 minutes)

SYLLABUS FOR IB ENTRANCE TEST IN ENGLISH

 

 

Overall ability:  in terms of the Common European Framework, students should have abilities typical of a high C1.

As a more specific indication, students should have an excellent command of the following:

 

Literary analysis of texts: students should be able to identify and analyze the use of the following literary devices in a given text:

                      

  • Character
  • Plot elements (exposition, climax, resolution, conflict)
  • Setting
  • Symbolism
  • Figures of speech
  • Mood
  • Irony


Reading focus: 

  • Main idea
  • Referential and inferential questions
  • Summarizing


Grammar and syntax:

  • Various sentence structures (compound/complex sentences; use of connectors)
  • All tenses
  • Conditionals
  • Passive voice
  • Direct / indirect speech
  • Inversion
  •  


Writing:
ability to write an

  • opinion essay

 

Oral fluency: students of Athens College and Psychico College High Schools are expected to have a high degree of oral ability in English. Although speaking is not part of the test for the outside entrants, both parents and students should be aware of the importance the school gives to speaking skills. English is the medium of instruction in English classes.

 

 



Each of the three disciplines (Modern Greek, Mathematics, and English) will be graded on a scale of 100 points, with 50 points being the passing score. Students will be admitted strictly on merit, based on the cumulative score achieved in the Modern Greek, Mathematics and English exams.  Students who do not achieve a passing grade in any one of the three disciplines are automatically excluded.  Final scores will be announced to parents in writing and no appeal for test retaking or review will be considered.

 

Specifically, for admission into the IB Programme, the exams will take place on

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

 

from 08:30 until 13:30 at the Psychico Campus

 

Applications for sitting the exams are accepted up until Wednesday, May 2, 2018 provided that the amount of 120 Euros has been paid in advance at the Accounting Office of the College (Psychico campus).

 

The application must be accompanied by a recent photograph of the applicant (passport size) in order for an EXAM IDENTIFICATION CARD to be issued.