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Courses

Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School prepares students for the Malta Matriculation (Intermediate and Advanced Levels) and the Secondary Education Certificate (Ordinary Level) Examinations. It provides courses for students who intend to continue their studies at a higher level or to seek employment. The School offers a blend of Ordinary, Intermediate and Advanced Level Courses.

Only students who have completed Form Five of Secondary Education are eligible to enroll. Non-Maltese candidates are to contact the Department of Education. A full list of subjects offered at different levels can be found on Departments page.

Courses Offered

Course 1 - SEC Revision/Intensive

Duration
1 scholastic year

Requirements
2 SEC/O level subjects at grade 5/C or better

Minimum number of subjects taken
3 subjects + 1hr sport activity + 1hr personal enrichment per week

Maximum number of subjects
4 subjects + 1hr sport activity + 1hr personal enrichment per week

Subjects offered at SEC level
Accounting*
Arabic*
Art*
Biology *
Business Studies*
Chemistry*
Computer Studies**
Economics*
English Language
English Literature*
Environmental
Studies Spanish*
European Studies*
French
Geography*
German
History
Home Economics*
Italian*
Maltese
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physics
Religious Studies
Technical Design / Graphical Communication*
Social Studies

* The subject is also offered to beginners
** Courses in ECDL Core and Advanced are given.
All students applying for Maths, Maltese and English at SEC level are required to sit for a proficiency test before the beginning of lectures


Course 2 - Advanced, Intermediate, SEC/O Level Single Subjects (AIO)

Duration
2 scholastic years

Requirements
4 subjects at SEC or O level at grade 5 or C or better
Students opting for 3 A Levels must fulfil the entry requirements for the MC Course

Minimum number of subjects taken
3 subjects (Minimum 1 at Advanced/Intermediate level)
1hr sport activity + 1hr personal enrichment per week

Maximum number of subjects
4 subjects (maximum of 3 at Advanced level or Intermediate level and 1 subjects at SEC level)
1hr sport activity + 1hr personal enrichment per week

Choice of Subjects at Advanced / Intermediate Level

One A/I subject
Candidates can choose any subject from any group.

Two or Three A/I subjects
Candidates may: either choose both subjects from any one group; or choose one subject from Group A and two other from one of the other groups.

Subject Groups
Group A: Art, Computing / IT, Technical Design / Graphical Communication, English, Home Economics & Human Ecology, Religious Knowledge, Drama*
Group B: Arabic, French, German , Italian, Maltese, Spanish
Group C: Accounting, Economics, Geography, History, Marketing, Philosophy, Sociology
Group D: Pure and/or Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
* Offered at Intermediate level only


Course 3 - Matriculation Certificate (MC)

Duration
2 scholastic years

Requirements
5 subjects at SEC or O level at grade 5 or C or better.
These must include 3 of the 4 core subjects, which are English, Maltese, Mathematics, a science subject, and any other 2 subjects.

Foreign students are to follow MATSEC regulations.

Course Structure

Course content
2 subjects at Adv level + 3 subjects at Int level + Systems of Knowledge (SOK) + 1 subject at SEC Level if applicable + 1hr sport activity + 1hr personal enrichment per week

Subject choice
1 subject for each of Groups 1, 2 and 3
2 subjects from any group

No subject may be taken at both Levels.

Subject Groups
Group 1: Arabic, English, French German, Italian, Maltese, Spanish
Group 2: Accounting*, Economics*, Geography, History,Marketing*, Philosophy, Religious Knowledge, Sociology
* Only 2 of these subjects can be taken together

Group 3: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science*,Pure and/or Applied Mathematics, Physics
* Offered at Intermediate level only and cannot be taken with Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology

Group 4: Art, Computing / IT*, Technical Design / Graphical Communication**, Home Economics & Human Ecology, Music
* Computing cannot be taken with IT
** Technical Design cannot be taken with Graphical Communications at Advanced Level

 

 

   
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