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Greek Information

General information about the Department

  • The Greek Department divides Y7 students into 3 levels, which are the following: (a) Main Greek, (b) Intermediate Greek, (c) Greek as a Foreign Language (GFL). All students have 9 lessons of Greek in a two week timetable.
  • Cypriots have to study their mother tongue according to Ministry of Education guidelines and they join the Main Greek level. The rest of our students join either the Intermediate or the GFL level, according to the recommendations of the Junior School’s teachers or according to the Senior School Entrance Exam grade. They are also assessed by the Greek Department of the Senior School during the first week of lessons.
  • The Greek Department is in close contact with the Ministry of Education of Cyprus, following their guidelines, using their teaching material and delivering at Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9) to Main and Intermediate students, almost all philological subjects that students are taught at State Schools of Cyprus/ Greece:

          (a) Modern Greek Language

          (b) Modern Greek Literature

          (c) History of Greece and Cyprus

          (d) Ancient Greek Texts from translation

  • At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11), Main and Intermediate Level students have to continue studying the Greek Language and prepare to take external Greek Examinations; Main Greek students take the IGCSE Exam and Intermediate students take the GCSE Exam. The GFL students can choose to continue with Greek and prepare for the GCSE Examination.
  • At Key Stage 5 (Years 12 – 13), students have the option to continue with A’ Level Greek (2 year course) and the Certificate of very good knowledge of Greek Language from the Ministry of Education of Cyprus.
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