Curriculum

Curriculum

Psychico College General High School follows the analytical state curricula, enhancing selected subjects, foreign languages and Physical Education with additional hours, laboratory-research work, and other tools.  The collective goal of the enriched curricula is to help students’ holistic development, to cultivate creativity and critical thinking skills, to foster collaborative learning, and to encourage the use of modern technology.

10th Grade General High School Subjects

10th Grade Curriculum 2014-2015

 

                                 Subject

Hours
per week

Greek Language

Ancient Greek Language and Texts

 5

Modern Greek Language

 2

Modern Greek Literature

 2

Religion

 2

History

 2

Mathematics

Algebra

4/3

Geometry

 2

English

4

Sciences

Physics

 2

Chemistry

 2

Biology

 2

Physical Education

3/2

Civics

 3

Research Project

 2

Elective (one of four)

1. Computer Applications
2. Geology and Natural Resources Management
3. Hellenic and European Civilization
4. Arts

2



11th Grade General High School Subjects

11th Grade Curriculum 2014-2015

 

                                 Subject

Hours
per week

Greek Language

Ancient Greek Language

 2

Modern Greek Language

 2

Modern Greek Literature

 2

Religion

 2

History

 2

Mathematics

Algebra

 3

Geometry

 2

English

 3

Sciences

Physics

 2

Chemistry

 2

Biology

 2

Physical Education

 2

Civics

 2

Research Project

 1

Introduction to the Principles of Computer Science

 1

Philosophy

 2

 

HUMANITIES TRACK
SUBJECTS

Hours
per week

Ancient Greek Language and Literature

 4

Basic Principles of Social Sciences

 2

 

SCIENCE TRACK
SUBJECTS

Hours
per week

Physics

3

Mathematics

3

 

12th Grade General High School Subjects

                  SUBJECTS TESTED AT A NATIONAL LEVEL

CORE SUBJECTS

Hours
per week

1. Modern Greek Language (all students tested at a national
    level)

 3

2. Contemporary World History

 2

3. Mathematics & Principles of Statistics

 2/3

4. Physics

 1/2

5. Biology

 1/2

CONCENTRATION SUBJECTS

Hours
per week

THEORETIC
TRACK

Ancient Greek

6

Modern Greek Texts

 4/3

Latin

 3/4

History

 3

SCIENCE
TRACK

Mathematics

7/6

Physics

 4/5

Chemistry

2/3

Biology

3/2

TECHNOLOGICAL
TRACK

 (Informatics & Services Cycle)

Mathematics

 7/6

Physics

 4/5

 Computer Application Development in a Programming Environment

3

Principles of Business Management and Administration

2

Note: Senior class students select one (1) of the Core Subjects from 2-5 above on which they are tested at a national level.  The remaining core subjects are tested at the school level.

 

SUBJECTS TESTED AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL

Hours
per week

Religion

 1

Modern Greek Literature

 2

Ancient Greek Language and Texts

 1

Sociology

 2

English

 3/2

Physical Education (no written exam)

 2

One elective subject

 2

Note: Senior class students are also tested on the three Core Subjects that they have selected to not be tested at the national level.

 

12th GRADE ELECTIVES

Principles of Economic Theory

French

German

History of Science and Technology

 Art History

Computer Applications

 Architectural Design

Note:  All 12th grade students must select one 2-hour Elective course.

 

12th GRADE EXAMINATIONS

At the end of the academic year, students take the PanHellenic exams in all concentration subjects, in Modern Greek Language (Core subject), and in one (1) additional subject from the Core group:  Contemporary World History, Mathematics & Principles of Statistics, Physics, or Biology.  Students may take the PanHellenic exam in Principles of Economic Theory should they choose to do so (mandatory for university admission to the School of Economics in the 5th Scientific Field).

The remaining Core subjects are tested as the school level, as are Electives.

 

YEAR-END PERFORMANCE GRADE – GRADUATION DIPLOMA

The final course grade for each subject is the average of the oral grade and written exam grade. 

A student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) is the average of all the subjects that have a written final exam (either at the national level or the school level). 

A student graduates from High School if his/her GPA in 12th grade is greater than or equal to nine and five tenths (09,5).

The grade that appears on the Graduation Diploma is the GPA achieved in 12th grade.

Final Course Grades and GPA’s are expressed on a scale of twenty (20); averages that are not whole numbers are rounded off to one decimal place.

 

CERTIFICATE FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSION

Those students who have been awarded a Graduation Diploma after having taken the PanHellenic exams in the subjects that are tested on a national level are also awarded a “CERTIFICATE” for admission to university.  Grades earned on the PanHellenic exams appear on the CERTIFICATE and are taken into consideration for university admission.

For university admission, the deviation between the grade earned on the written PanHellenic exam and the year-end Oral Grade (average of the two semester grades) should be no more than two points.  If the difference is greater, then the Oral Grade is adjusted.

For university admission purposes, course grades are calculated as follows:  30% Oral Grade and 70% written exam grade, unlike course grades for graduation diploma purposes whereby the Oral Grade and Written Exam Grade are weighted equally.

* For further details on the weighting of grades and other considerations for admission to Greek state universities, please refer to this section on the Greek site.



APPLICATION TO TAKE THE PANHELLENIC EXAMINATIONS

Students planning to apply to institutions of Higher Education by way of the PanHellenic Exams in 12th grade subjects must submit an APPLICATION-DECLARATION form in which the applicant states:

  • in which of the three concentrations (subjects) he/she will be tested
  • the second Core subject in which he/she will be tested
  • that he/she wishes to be tested in the Elective subject “Principles of Economic Theory” (required for the 5th Scientific Field).  Those students who have declared their wish to be tested in this subject and who do not actually take the exam will be deemed as having taken it and having received a written exam grade of zero (0).
  • any special subjects (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Free-hand Sketching, Geometric Design, Harmony, Acoustical-Musical Skills) in which he/she wishes to be tested at the PanHellenic level.  In the event that the candidate is not examined in one of the special subjects required by certain Schools or Sections, then admission to these Schools/Sections is not possible.  This, however, will not have repercussions for admission to other Schools/Sections of Higher Education.
  • his/her desire to be a candidate for the Military, Police or Merchant Marine Academies
  • his/her desire to be a candidate for the Gymnastic Academy.

 

The APPLICATION-DECLARATION is submitted between the 1st and 20th February.



ENTRY FORM AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Candidates for Greek institutions of Higher Learning must submit the relevant Entry Form in which they declare their Schools of preference.

All candidates may declare as many Schools from those listed under one or two (at the most) Fields (see Greek version for a list of the Schools in each Field).  Theoretically, a candidate can list all the Schools which fall under both Fields.

The Entry Form is submitted electronically.  Candidates are called in by their High School to obtain a secure password.   Using their secure password and their 8 digit exam code, candidates complete and submit their Entry Form by the date specified by the Ministry of Education.  Detailed instructions regarding the completion and submission of the Entry Form, as well as useful links, statistics, projected number of acceptances and frequent questions-answers, are available to candidates on the specified website.

SUPPLEMENTARY TUTORIALS (ΠΔΣ)

The Supplementary Tutorials (ΠΔΣ) program is available for the subjects of Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.  Its objective is twofold:  to support those students who are encountering difficulties in meeting the increasing demands of High School subjects as well as strengthen the skills of those students who wish to pursue further studies in these subjects. This particular institution is exceptionally useful.  Teaching is individualized; therefore, it is able to meet the unique demands of each student.  Students have the opportunity to find answers to their questions and to focus on the units they find particularly difficult.

Participation in the program is optional; however, students who have enrolled are expected to attend without failure.  It goes without saying that Supplementary Tutorials alone cannot guarantee success, nor can they replace the individual work that is required by each and every student.  Students, however, who consistently and systematically follow the tutorials, have an opportunity to significantly improve their performance and overall academic standing.  Besides, our School believes that private lessons, which some student opt for, often cultivate “lazy habits” and undermine a student’s sense of responsibility towards and active participation in the learning process.