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Upper Secondary (14-16 years)

This program offers learning of subjects divided in five different groups. The students have the opportunity to use the advantages of the wide offer of this program by passing seven exams, including two languages and one subject from every other group.

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Advantages

In high school, we can help the students to go far from they have ever come before, preparing them for any challenge they will meet in the future and supporting them in the process of achieving their ambitions. We are providing our students with excellent preparation for achieving very high goals in the higher education anywhere in the world.

International program

The program itself is rich with variety of subjects. Every student has the opportunity to choose the subjects they want to study aside the obligatory ones. Besides, the program includes more foreign languages.

Adequate and relevant on international level, ‘Upper Secondary’ and ‘Advanced’ programs are designed to be cultural sensitive, including high quality of the classes and the grading resources that are adequate for learning in the local and the international schools.

Subjects

Upper Secondary English – First Language

Lower secondary First Language English is designed for learners whose first language is English. The course enables learners to:

  • develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing
  • use a wide range of vocabulary, and the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

Learners are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used.Lower Secondary First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

Upper Secondary English Second Language

Lower Secondary English as a Second Language is designed for learners who already have a working knowledge of the language and who want to consolidate their understanding in order to progress in their academic or professional career. The qualification reflects the widespread use of English in education and commerce, and also in entertainment.

The aim is to achieve a level of practical communication ideal for everyday use, which can also form the basis for further, more in-depth language study.

Upper Secondary Literature in English

The syllabus enables learners to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. Learners develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through their studies, they learn to recognise and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied.

The syllabus also encourages the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting learners’ better understanding of themselves and of the world around them.

The Macedonian course fully corresponds to the national framework for Macedonian language.

Upper Secondary German – Foreign Language

This syllabus is designed for learners who are learning German as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies.

The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where German is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages.

Upper Secondary Mathematics

An essential subject for all learners, Upper Secondary Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a strong basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners’ confidence by helping them develop competence and fluency with mathematical concepts, methods and skills, as well as a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships. The syllabus also places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

The syllabus aims summarise the context in which you should view the syllabus content and describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus. They are not listed in order of priority.

The aims are to enable students to:

  • develop their mathematical knowledge and oral, written and practical skills in a way which encourages con dence and provides satisfaction and enjoyment
  • read mathematics, and write and talk about the subject in a variety of ways
  • develop a feel for number, carry out calculations and understand the signi cance of the results obtained
  • apply mathematics in everyday situations and develop an understanding of the part which mathematics plays in the world around them
  • solve problems, present the solutions clearly, check and interpret the results
  • develop an understanding of mathematical principles
  • recognise when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, identify and interpret relevant factors and, where necessary, select an appropriate mathematical method to solve the problem
  • use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression
  • develop an ability to apply mathematics in other subjects, particularly science and technology
  • develop the abilities to reason logically, to classify, to generalise and to prove
  • appreciate patterns and relationships in mathematics
  • produce and appreciate imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas
  • develop their mathematical abilities by considering problems and conducting individual and co-operative enquiry and experiment, including extended pieces of work of a practical and investigative kind
  • appreciate the interdependence of different branches of mathematics
  • acquire a foundation appropriate to their further study of mathematics and of other disciplines.

All students will study the following topics:

  1. 1  Number
  2. 2  Algebra and graphs
  3. 3  Geometry
  4. 4  Mensuration
  5. 5  Co-ordinate geometry
  6. 6  Trigonometry
  7. 7  Matrices and transformations
  8. 8  Probability
  9. 9  Statistics

Learners following the Computer Science syllabus develop their understanding of the main principles of problem solving using computers. They can apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. Learners also develop a range of technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions. Studying Computer Science will help learners appreciate current and emerging computing technologies, the benefits of their use and recognise their potential risks.

Computer Science helps learners develop an interest in computing and gain confidence in computational thinking. It is an ideal foundation for further study at International Levels, and the skills learnt can also be used in other areas of study and in everyday life.

Upper Secondary Science – Combined

Upper Secondary Combined Sciences gives learners the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics, each covered in separate syllabus sections. It is a single award qualification, earning one grade. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, while also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study.

They learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment. As well as focusing on the individual sciences, the syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.

Upper Secondary Combined Science gives learners the opportunity to study biology, chemistry and physics within a scienti cally coherent syllabus and is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential knowledge and ability. As well as a subject focus, the combined science syllabus enables learners to:

  • better understand the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters
  • recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of scienti c method, and how to apply this to other disciplines and in everyday life
  • develop relevant attitudes, such as a concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness
  • develop an interest in, and care for, the environment
  • better understand the in uence and limitations placed on scientific study by society, economy, technology, ethics, the community and the environment
  • develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for both further study and everyday life.

Biology

B1.  Characteristics of living organisms

B2.  Cells

B3.  Enzymes

B4.  Nutrition

B5.  Transportation

B6.  Respiration

B7.  Co-ordination and response

B8.  Reproduction

B9.  Energy ow in ecosystems

B10.  Human in uences on the ecosystem

Chemistry

C1.  The particulate nature of matter

C2.  Experimental techniques

C3.  Atoms, elements and compounds

C4.  Stoichiometry

C5.  Electricity and chemistry

C6.  Energy changes in chemical reactions

C7.  Chemical reactions

C8.  Acids, bases and salts

C9.  The Periodic Table

C10.  Metals

C11.  Air and water

C12.  Organic chemistry

Physics

P1.  Motion

P2.  Matter and forces

P3.  Energy, work and power

P4.  Simple kinetic molecular model of matter

P5.  Matter and thermal properties

P6.  Transfer of thermal energy

P7.  Waves

P8.  Light

P9.  Electromagnetic spectrum

P10.  Sound

P11.  Electricity

P12.  Electric cir

Upper Secondary Biology

With an emphasis on human biology, the Upper Secondary Biology syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of biology through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at  International A Level, which are useful in everyday life.

As they progress, learners understand how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

Upper Secondary Biology is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential knowledge and ability. As well as a subject focus, the biology syllabus enables learners to:

  • better understand the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters
  • recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of scientific method, and how to apply this to other disciplines and in everyday life
  • develop relevant attitudes, such as a concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness
  • develop an interest in, and care for, the environment
  • better understand the influence and limitations placed on scientific study by society, economy, technology, ethics, the community and the environment
  • develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for both further study and everyday life.

Upper Secondary Chemistry

The Upper Secondary Chemistry syllabus enables learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of Chemistry through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life.

As they progress, learners understand how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

Students study the following topics.

1. General physics

1.1  Length and time

1.2  Motion

1.3  Mass and weight

1.4  Density

1.5  Forces

1.6  Momentum (Extended candidates only)

1.7  Energy, work and power

1.8  Pressure

2. Thermal physics

2.1  Simple kinetic molecular model of matter

2.2  Thermal properties and temperature

2.3 Thermalprocesses

3. Properties of waves, including light and sound

3.1 General wave properties 3.2 Light
3.3 Electromagneticspectrum 3.4 Sound

4. Electricity and magnetism

4.1  Simple phenomena of magnetism

4.2  Electrical quantities

4.3  Electriccircuits

4.4  Digital electronics (Extended candidates only)

4.5  Dangers of electricity

4.6  Electromagneticeffects

5. Atomic physics

5.1 The nuclear atom

5.2 Radioactivity

Upper Secondary Geography

Through the Upper Secondary Geography syllabus, learners will develop a ‘sense of place’ by looking at the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. Learners will examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affected their development. They will also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges an environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

The syllabus aims summarise the context in which you should view the syllabus content and describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus.

The aims are to develop:

  • an understanding of location on a local, regional and global scale
  • an awareness of the characteristics, distribution and processes affecting contrasting physical and human environments
  • an understanding of the ways in which people interact with each other and with their environment
  • an awareness of the contrasting opportunities and constraints presented by different environments
  • an appreciation of and concern for the environment
  • an appreciation of the earth including its people, places, landscapes, natural processes and phenomena.ContentThe syllabus is divided into three themes which have been designed to develop an understanding of both the natural and the human environment:
  1.  Population and settlement
  2.  The natural environment
  3.  Economic development.

Upper Secondary History

The Upper Secondary History syllabus looks at some of the major international issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as covering the history of particular regions in more depth. The emphasis is on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research.

Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies. Upper Secondary History will stimulate any learner already interested in the past, providing a basis for further study, and also encouraging a lifelong interest in the subject.

Upper Secondary History offers the opportunity to study world history from the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty first century. It encourages learners to raise questions and to develop and deploy historical skills, knowledge and understanding in order to provide historical explanations. Learners will explore history from a diversity of perspectives, including social, economical, cultural and political, and are given the opportunity to:

  • develop an interest in and enthusiasm for learning about and understanding the past
  • explore historical concepts such as cause and consequence, change and continuity, and similarity and difference
  • appreciate historical evidence and how to use it
  • gain a greater understanding of international issues and inter-relationships
  • learn how to present clear, logical arguments.Our programmes balance a thorough knowledge and understanding of a subject and help to develop

 

Upper Secondary Global Perspectives

Meeting government ministers, organising a local river clean-up project and writing to the United Nations about climate change, are just some of the activities learners are pursuing through the Upper Secondary Global Perspectives course.

Upper Secondary Global Perspectives is a groundbreaking and stimulating course that stretches across traditional subject boundaries and develops transferable skills. It is both cross-curricular and skills-based and taps into the way learners of today enjoy learning, including team work, presentations, projects, and working with other learners around the world. The emphasis is on developing the ability to think critically about a range of global issues where there is always more than one point of view.

Upper Secondary Global Perspectives provides opportunities for enquiry into, and re ection on, key global issues from a personal, local/national and global perspective.

Young people globally face unprecedented challenges in an interconnected and information-heavy world, not least in how they will gain a sense of their own active place in the world and cope with changes that will impact on their life chances and life choices.

Students will have opportunities to acquire and apply a range of skills, including:

  • gathering, synthesising and communicating information
  • collaborating with others to achieve a common outcome
  • analysing and evaluating planning, processes and outcomes
  • developing and justifying a line of reasoningStudents will explore stimulating topics that have global signi cance. They will assess information critically and explore lines of reasoning. They will learn to collaborate with others from another culture, community or country, directing much of their own learning and developing an independence of thought.The syllabus emphasises the development and application of skills rather than the acquisition of knowledge. Students will develop transferable skills that will be useful for further study and for young people as active citizens of the future.

Upper Secondary Global Perspectives encourages awareness of global problems and offers opportunities to explore possible solutions through cooperation and collaboration. The course is not about getting everybody to think identically; rather it is a matter of opening minds to the great complexity of the world and of human thought, and opening hearts to the diversity of human experience and feeling.

The sport classes are happening in a modern sports center.

The students have the opportunity to choose between different activities such as:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Ping pong
  • Bowling
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming