At the beginning of the first upper secondary education stage (8th grade) students go through an intensive English language course in 4 foreign language study groups according to their level of acquisition of English – from beginners to advanced. After the first preparatory year, from 9th to 10th grades, general mandatory subjects are taught in English.
Another focus at this stage of education are the innovative curricula aiming at developing a number of students’ skills like team work, presentation skills, leadership skills, goal setting, communication, time and resource management.
Completion of the first upper secondary education stage
After the first upper secondary education stage students sit national exams in Bulgarian language and Literature, as well as Mathematics and English.