Criteria for Admission
a) Greek: If the student’s mother tongue is Greek, she/he must have a minimum of 13/20 in their school report.
b) English: A candidate’s admission to the IB English programmes will vary according to whether they are native speakers, bilingual or near-bilingual, or speak English as a Foreign Language.
Bilingual or near-bilingual speakers holding the qualification of Proficiency in English Language C or above will be considered for the ‘A’ course, while Students holding the First Certificate in English Language B or above will be considered for studying "English B".
The First Certificate in English Language with Grade B or above and a 13/20 in the Lyceum report are the minimum requirements not only for the English B course but also for deciding the candidate’s eligibility to apply to the IB Diploma programme.
Please note that holding the above English qualifications does not ensure, on its own merit, admission to the IB Diploma programme. All students, upon application, will be asked to attend a formal interview which will assess their overall suitability for the IB Programme. Students who do not hold the Proficiency certificate in English Language will be additionally asked to produce a writing sample that will assess their linguistic competence to follow the IB Diploma programme, while their interview will also be part of their linguistic assessment.
The school might not accept an application for a course which appears to be too difficult for a student. We are offering as many courses as possible, However, it is not possible to run a large number of courses with a very small number of students in each. Therefore, students must be ready to accept a second choice if necessary. Language A in the student’s mother tongue, which can be studied on a one-to-one basis, can be provided if tuition is financed privately.
All candidates will sit a mathematics aptitude examination. Performance in this examination, along with Lykion grades (if the student is coming from a Greek school), as well as the wishes of the candidate, will help determine the most suitable IB Mathematics course for the candidate.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST:
1. Offer one subject from each group.
2. Offer at least three, and not more than four, of the six subjects at Higher level (HL) and the other subjects at Standard level (SL).
3. Submit an Extended Essay in one of the IB subjects. The Extended Essay is compulsory.
4. Follow a course in Theory of Knowledge. The aim of the ToK course is to get students to understand the complexity of knowledge issues, and understand how the ability to reflect in this fashion can empower them. ToK encourages critical thinking about knowledge.
5. Engage in Creativity-Action-Service and complete the course with the correct number of hours for each CAS area. CAS is not formally assessed, but students need to document their activities and provide evidence that they have achieved eight key learning outcomes. Each student will be provided with a CAS handbook, and keep a diary.