Student Admissions into Junior High School 7th Grade

 

Admission into 7th grade is through written EXAMS in Modern Greek, Mathematics and English.

 

 

The exam topics for the Modern Greek and Mathematics exams are based on the 6th grade analytical state curricula set forth by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.

 



ENGLISH :

 

Overall ability:  in terms of the Common European Framework, students should have abilities typical of a high A2.

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

Grammar: students are recommended to pay particular attention to:

  • Tenses (Present Simple & Continuous, Past Simple & Continuous, Present Perfect Simple & Continuous, Past Perfect Simple, Future Simple, Going To Future, Present Continuous with Future meaning)
  • Conditional sentences (types zero, 1st and 2nd)
  • Relative Pronouns and Relative Clauses
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Reported Speech (statements)
  • Wishes
  • Definite and Indefinite Articles
  • Comparison (comparative / superlative adjectives and adverbs)

 

 

Reading Comprehension: students should be able to read a short text and answer both factual and critical thinking question based on it.

Writing:  ability to write a short passage – for example, a paragraph or letter.

 

Oral fluency: students of Athens College and Psychico College Elementary 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 based on 50 points.  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.

The Schools’ Administration places successful candidates into one of the two HAEF Schools, in Athens College or Psychico College, based on the availability of spaces in each of the two Schools.  In so doing, priority is given to siblings of current students.

Students will complete their schooling in the same School’s Junior High and High School in which they are placed in 7th grade.  Changing from Athens College to Psychico College can take place after 10th grade only in the event that the student opts to join the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Programme which is administered by Psychico College.

 

 

Specifically, for admission into the 2017 Junior High School 7th grade, the exams will take place on

 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

 

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

 

Applications for sitting the exams are accepted up until Monday, May 22, 2017 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.