The Apolytirion is a document that proves its holder to have had three years of education in a Greek lyceum. It is also known as a school-leaving certificate. Εach student must undertake 11 compulsory subjects aimed at general knowledge (16 hours a week), a package of 4 subjects aimed for higher level study (11 hours a week) and a further optional subject (2 hours a week). At the end of each Semester (January/June) an oral grade out of 20 is ginen in each subject. The averages of the two semesters determines the Oral Grade. At the end of the school year the student takes a 3-hour exam in each one of the subjects (excepts sports), for each of which a grade out of 20 is awarded. The Average of the oral grade and the exams determines the final grade in the given subject, The Apolytirion Grade is the average of all the subjects.
Compulsory Subjects (16 Hours)
|Religious Studies (1)|
|Ancient Greek (1)|
|Greek Literature (2)|
Optional Subjects (11 Hours)
|Ancient Greek (5)||Mathematics (5)||Mathematics (5)||Mathematics (5)|
|History (2)||Physics (3)||Physics (3)||Physics (3)|
|Latin (2.5)||Chemistry (2)||Programming (2)||Chemistry-Biochemistry (2)|
|Greek Literature (2.5)||Biology (2)||Business Administration (2)||Electrical Engineering (2)|
and one of Economics, French, German or Multimedia.
The average student with an Apolytirion will most likely be heading for a Greek university . British universities will also accept students with Apolytirion only, dependent on grades and course selection. NARIC (www.naric.co.uk) will convert foreign qualifications to British equivalents, for a fee.