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ALICANTE. Subject choices for years 6 and 7. 6 th /7 th Grade. +4 periods. +3 periods. Periods. Compulsory basic subjects Language I Language II Mathematics Religion / Ethics Physical Education History * Geography * Biology * Philosophy *. 4 3 3/5 1 2 2 2 2 2. OPTIONS

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Subject choices for

years 6 and 7


6th/7th Grade

+4 periods

+3 periods


Compulsory basic subjects

Language I

Language II


Religion / Ethics

Physical Education

History *

Geography *

Biology *

Philosophy *











(Minimum 2)


+2 periods








Entrance in S6

  • Pupils must choose a minimum of 29 periods from the compulsory basic subjects and options.
  • The total number of periods must be between 31 and 35 (exceptionally and only if possible, 36 or 37 periods).
  • Not all the combinations are possible (school organization)
  • - Some rules have to be respected (ask career advisors)

Number of periods


Basic Restrictions

Pupils may choose a subject they did not do in years 4 and 5 but in this case with an entry test.

In principle, pupils that failed a certain subject in years 4 and 5 cannot choose it as an option for years 6 and 7.


Language choices

  • Change from a lower to a higher level in one of the foreign languages (for example from Language III to Language II, or from Language IV to Language III) is allowed if the Director gives his permission and organisational conditions make it possible. The pupils will first have to pass a written and/or oral aptitude test.
  • b) Change from a higher to a lower level in one of the foreign languages (for example from Language II to Language III, or from Language III to Language IV) is subject to the approval of the Class Council in the light of the results achieved by the pupil.
  • c) The choice of a new language which the pupil has not studied previously as Language II, Language III or Language IV is allowed, if the Director gives his permission and organisational conditions make it possible. The pupils will first have to pass a written and oral aptitude test.

Change of Language II

Exceptionally pupils can request Language II Spanish under the following conditions:

A duly justified written request has been submitted by the parents or the guardians of the pupil, or by the pupil him/herself if aged 18 or more.

The case has been discussed and an opinion has been given by the Class Council.

The pupil proves his / her competence in that language

History, GeographyandEconomics will still be taught in the original LII


Advanced Courses

Advanced Language I 3 periods (+4 of L1)

Advanced Language II 3 periods (+3 of L2)

Advanced Mathematics 3 periods (+5 of Maths)

a) The Advanced courses are a more extensive study of the subject. They are not harder but they cover more topics. They should only be chosen by pupils who have particular interest and ability in the subject.

b) All Advanced Language students take BACwritten exams on the advanced course.

c)Advanced Mathsstudents take Maths 5 as a BAC written exam and for them it is compulsory to take Advanced Maths as the third BAC oral exam.

d) Pupils who choose one or more advanced courses must also choose two or more other 4-period options.


Complementary subjects

a) Pupils who do not fill 31 periods with the compulsory subjects, the options and the advanced courses are obliged to choose one complementary course.

b) The complementary courses may be taught in the pupil’s working language, in another working language or in the language of the region where the school is situated.

c) Complementary courses do not make part of the Written and Oral Examination of theBaccalaureate.

d) The complementary courses Laboratory Physics, Laboratory Biology and Laboratory Chemistry are only intended for pupils who have chosen the corresponding options.


Creation of optional and complementary subjects

In order that an optional subject can be created a minimum of 5 pupils must have chosen it, for a complementary subject the minimum number of pupils must be 7.

If an optional or complementary subject cannot be organized in a certain language due to few pupils opting for it, pupils may be offered the possibility of following it in a different language provided they are competent enough in it.


Changing and dropping

It will not be possible to change or drop subjects after the definitive choice has been made, specially if this affects the minimum number of pupils required to set up a course or any other organisational parameters.


Definitive choice

It is important to know that finally only a few combinations of optional subjects will be possible. These combinations will be based in great part on the most frequently requested options in the survey but also on the access requirements to the different further education institutions.


Changes between 6 and 7.

Basic rules:

No new subject can be taken in year 7

No levels of language can be changed

A subject may only be dropped in the 7th year if it is not compulsory and if the minimum number of periods is respected (29 between compulsory and options, 31 in total)


Changes between 6 and 7

Permitted changes

Math5  with math3

Options => compulsory basic subjectsIt is possible to exchange an option (4 hours) for a compulsory basic subject (2 periods) in the samesubject on condition that the minimum number of 31 periods is respected.

Compulsory basic subjects=> Options

permitted if the pupil passes an admission test and the maximum number periods is not exceeded.


Pupils repeating the 6th year

A pupil repeating the 6th year finds him/herself in the same situation as any pupil entering the 6th year: he/she must accept the choices which are offered. If the number of candidates for a course which the pupil had chosen the previous year is not reached, then the school is not obliged to set up that course.

A pupil repeating the sixth year, who changes schools, must accept the choices offered by the new school.


Pupils repeating the 7th year

The school must offer pupils who have failed the Baccalaureate the same options as the ones they had chosen the previous year.

A pupil who has failed the Baccalaureate may change his choice of complementary course, if the course which he had chosen is no longer offered in the new class in which he is now registered.


Bac Exams 2014

  • Preliminary Mark: 50% of which
  • 20% A Mark; 30% B Mark
  • Bac Exams: 50% of which
  • 5 written (35%) : LI (Advanced LI if taken) , LII (Advanced LII if taken) , Maths, + 2 options of 4 periods
  • 3 oral (15%):
  • Advanced LI if taken or otherwise LI
  • Advanced LII if taken or otherwise LII, or Geography or History when Geography or History have not been taken as written
  • Advanced Maths if taken or otherwise a scientific option (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or Philosophy or LIII or LIV when the chosen subject has not been taken as written