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… at a glance
At the Sr. High School (Lyceum) of Doukas School, we focus on organised and well-rounded preparation for success in the Panhellenic University Entrance Exams, offering an integrated and enhanced educational programme.
The quality of education is demonstrated not only by our students’ success rates in high-ranking schools but also their acceptance into departments that are their first choice. We credit this to the organisational ability and experience of our teachers, the methods they use, and the systematic and careful preparation of our students.
Through targeted teaching, we emphasise the cultivation of critical thinking skills and effective study skills. At the same time, we reinforce extroversion, seek to improve social skills, and give students greater exposure to cultural events. We help them see the need to grasp opportunities that will arise in the future, by giving them an understanding of the international environment in which they live today.
Success Rates in the Panhellenic University Entrance Exams
Our success rates over the years have been at a consistently high level, with rates surpassing 95%. The graduating students gain entrance not only into high-demand higher learning institutions but also in the departments that are their first choice. This success is due to the comprehensive preparation and support which we provide both at the cognitive and socio-emotional levels.
Multidimensional educational programme
We give importance to comprehension and implement personalised learning models, utilising modern technology as a tool for the assimilation of complex scientific concepts. Learning is consolidated mostly in school; in subjects that are not tested in the Panhellenic entrance exams, an attempt is made for the material to be assimilated in a fun and interactive way, so that students, especially the junior and senior high school students, have more time to allot to the consolidation of the subjects that are tested.
Orientation from Grade 10 of Sr. High School (Lyceum)
Students are already divided into either the practical or theoretical orientation sections by the time they are in the Grade 10. This division ensures not only that the sections are more homogeneous but that, along with the extra support provided from the added tutorials, it results in a more intensive and thorough preparation.
Extra Academic Support Progamme in Sr. High School (Lyceum)
An extra academic support programme exists for all lyceum classes. We provide additional teaching hours depending on the orientation of the students (practical or theoretical). That material is organised so that our students are fully prepared for the Panhellenic Exams.
Introductory Programme International Baccalaureate (PRE-IB)
In our School, students in Grade 10 of Sr. High School (Lyceum) who are interested in switching to IB, can join the PRE-IB introductory programme. In PRE-IB, students take a series of three IGCSE courses (which are accredited for secondary school), along with the following subjects from the regular Grade 10 classes: English, Mathematics and an elective.
Foreign Languages in the Lyceum
In Sr. High School (Lyceum), the foreign language cycle in English, French and/or German is completed. Students can prepare for the following certification exams: Cambridge ESOL, the French Institute, the Goethe Institute, the special IELTS certification exams and Panhellenic Exams.
Study Skills include making mind maps, charts, creating tables, underlining, summarising sentences, etc., as part of the study routine. These skills also highlight each student’s strengths and weaknesses and teachers suggest ways to improve them. Finally, in Grade 12, there are discussions about the upcoming exams and stress management tips.
The methodologies that we apply promote 21st Century Skills, critical and discovery learning, creative thinking, teamwork, exploitation of technology, communication, cooperation and taking initiative.
Interdisciplinary projects on themes related to the curriculum are planned for on a weekly basis. These projects cultivate and promote cognitive and social skills over time. Students learn how to learn through a discovery activity in which they search for answers to questions and queries.
Project-Based Learning (PBL)
Project-Based Learning is a learner-centered educational model, which enables students to acquire knowledge and develop the necessary skills through active participation in carefully planned research activities, structured around authentic problems.
Our Sr. High School (Lyceum) offers students the opportunity to prepare for certification, not only in foreign languages (English, French, and German) but also in other areas.
Foundation Project Qualifications from Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
The world-renowned British organisation, Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA), and in particular, the Foundation Project Qualifications scheme that it recommends, provides certification for Projects at 3 levels. With the guidance of a teacher, our students develop the necessary skills for professional and / or academic development and enrich their CVs through the certification they get by an internationally recognised agency.
Student Leadership Accreditation (SLA)
Students can receive SLA certification (Student Leadership Accreditation) for the positive effect of their actions at three levels: the class level, the school level and at the community level.
Associated Board of Royal School of Music
This is a recognised British music studies certificate. It is aimed at children who learn to play musical instruments (all instruments are accepted). This, then, can be included in their applications to foreign universities.
The Life Skills programme in the Sr. High School (Lyceum) includes discussions with students about values and social virtue. It includes visits to institutions and other venues where students can volunteer their services and to areas where the natural habitat has been compromised.
The Mentor supports and guides students, building a trusting relationship with them. He works closely with the student to help him discover and showcase his abilities. Mentors do not solve problems, but as good listeners, encourage and mobilise the thoughts of the student.
The role of the Teacher Advisor is to provide guidance, advise students so they can make wise decisions, steer them towards sound initiatives where collective action is needed, suggest solutions to problems in the classroom, help with interpersonal relationships, etc.
The Career Counseling Department offers services in Career Management to all students from the Grade 9 in Jr. High School to Grade 12 in the Sr. High School (Lyceum).
Grade 10 (Lyceum):
Depending on their emotional maturity, our students gradually acquire a broader skills set, learn strategies to help in their decision-making, and learn to evaluate complex information.
Grades 11 & 12 (Lyceum) and International Baccalaureate:
Developing specific strategies facilitates students to make more targeted decisions regarding their personal goals according to their personal viewpoints, the information input they process and the rapid changes in the business sector.
Career Counseling Department seeks to link the school to the labor market. At the same time, it addresses and supports specific roles that students, as adult citizens, will have to take in life.
A Career Day is organised as part of the activities undertaken by the Career Counseling Department. The aim is to provide information and familiarity with the labor market, by inviting important and eminent professionals from diverse walks of life to speak to the students.
The psychologist is involved in the Study Skills programme among other things. She devotes special sessions to stress management surrounding the Panhellenic University Entrance Exams. She holds discussions with students about the issues that affect them: concerns at their age level and special needs resulting from their environment, both in and outside of school.
Healthy Body-Healthy Living
This programme promotes health, sports, wellness and proper nutrition. It aims to improve the eating habits of students, increases opportunities for physical activity and provides support for overweight students.
Physical Education in Sr. High School (Lyceum)
Physical Education aims to help students perfect their skills so as to effectively participate in physical activities in accordance with their interests. It also aims to help students learn useful tactics in team sports, teaching them responsibility, empathy and teamwork. Students participate in different sports activities beginning with sports using balls, racket sports and strengthening activities using resistance, weights, exercise bands, TRX, aerobics, Step aerobics and Zumba. Students can join basketball, volleyball and handball teams, track, etc. They are allowed to use the facilities at the gym and the swimming pool.
Participation in Championships and Competitions
Our School leads in athletic activities both within the school and in the country with ASED (Doukas School Athletic Association). Almost every year, the handball and basketball teams participate in the final phase of the tournaments. This not only gives the athletes a boost to their morale but gives the teams more points.
See the World… Differently
This programme aims to sensitise students to issues of diversity, volunteerism and solidarity through charitable sporting activities.
We strive to familiarise our students with literature so they become more proficient in language, self-knowledge and the knowledge of man. We promote the arts, theater, and visual arts with a view to the involvement of all of our students, and not just those with talent. During our educational visits, we aim to match what we have been learning in class with the place we are visiting, often implementing interdisciplinary activities at the latter. Likewise, we choose sites to visit for their history, their museums and their ecological interest in the programmed multi-day excursions.
The Groups meet at the end of the school day, after the completion of the regular timetable. Some examples are:
The Doukas Math Club is for students who love mathematics and want to take part in competitions sponsored by the Greek Mathematics Society and the American Mathematics Competitions - AMC (Mathematical Association of America).
Doukas Model United Nations Team for students who want to broaden their knowledge in world affairs by participating in simulations of United Nations meetings.
Young Entrepreneurs Group for those students who want to realise their ideas in the context of the contest ‘Best Student Virtual Enterprise’ offered by the Junior Achievement Greece Entrepreneurship.
Programming Group for all students who wish to learn code and to take part in the Panhellenic IT Competition.
Doukas Formula 1 in Schools Team for students who want to participate in the international F1 in Schools contest.