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Admission Criteria – PYP

Admission criteria to International Baccalaureate (IB)

at Spojená škola, Pankúchova 6 

Dear parents and legal guardians of applicants to PYP 1 class.

The entry exams to PYP 1 class will be held on 24th May 2024 at Spojená škola, Pankúchova 6. Children have been split in three groups with specific starting time. All the important information with the code of your child were sent to parents (legal guardians) to their email addresses. If you haven´t received the email with all the information, please inform us here: patucova@gympaba.sk

If you have any questions please contact PYP Coordinator – Mgr. Lucia Tušová: tusova@gympaba.sk

PYP 1 (Grade 1) for school year 2023/2024

Language of instruction: English

Date of entry exams: May 24th, 2024

Maximum number of accepted students: 40 (2 classes)

The results of the admission process will be published on the school website no later than 7 working days after the exam (June, 4th, 2024). 

Important information:

  • The admission of children to GRADE 1 of the international program PYP will take place through an entry exams. In the middle of May, an invitation to the admission process will be sent via email together with the timetable and a unique code, under which the results will be published on the school website.
  • Fill in the application form and send it to pyp@gympaba.sk
  • Application form PYP 1 / Prihláška PYP 1 (2024-2025)
  • It is necessary to fill in the application and send it by May 6th, 2024. Applications sent after this date will not be accepted. If you send the application form via email, please use only .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats.
  • The application form must be signed by BOTH parents/legal guardians. Alternatively, if both legal guardians cannot sign, power of attorney is required. This should be sent together with the application form.

Requirements: The admission process is open for any child who/whose:

  • reaches the age of 6 by the end of August 2024 and does not attend first grade at any state, private or church elementary school, according to the Slovak National Schooling System;
  • has been registered at a local school and therefore has an alternative school (in compliance with the Slovak education law);
  • parents wish to enroll a child younger than this (age of 6 by the end of August 2024) and can present a certificate of maturity issued by a state Center for psychological assessment and counseling (CPPPaP – Centrum pedagogicko-psychologického poradenstva a prevencie),
  • parents have requested postponement of compulsory education for the school year 2023/2024 and can provide proof of postponed compulsory education together with the application form.

The admission criteria follow the preschool curriculum:

  • the selection process assesses the child’s listening comprehension, with emphasis on knowledge acquired in kindergarten; the child’s visual memory level; their general knowledge and analytic thinking skills; their mathematical/logical reasoning skills; their ability to understand instructions and express themselves in English.
  • for more information about the admission processes click here: Admission Criteria PYP 1 (2024/2025) / Kritériá výberového konania (2024/2025)

 

NEW: Transfer exams to PYP 2 (2024/2025)

Language of instruction: English

Date of entry exams: June 11th, 2024

It is necessary to fill in the application and send to the email address pyp@gympaba.sk it by June 3rd, 2024. Applications sent after this date will not be accepted. If you send the application form via email, please use only .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats. The application form must be signed by BOTH parents/legal guardians. Alternatively, if both legal guardians cannot sign, power of attorney is required. This should be sent together with the application form.

The results of the admission process will send via email till June 15th, 2024.

  • The selection process will be based on a transfer examination.
  • The transfer examination will be from:
  • English Language (test + speaking): Reading and writing simple sentences, Reading Comprehension, Following Instructions
  • Mathematics: Addition and Subtraction to 100 without/with regrouping, Naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes, Skip counting by 2, 5, 10, Doubling and Halving, Fractions (whole, half, quarter), Reading Time (o’clock, half past)
  • Application PYP (2) / Prihláška PYP (2)

If you have any questions please contact PYP Coordinator – Mgr. Lucia Tušová: tusova@gympaba.sk

 

PYP (other grades)

Admission to PYP classes from Grade 2 to Grade 5 is possible only if there is a free space in the class.

We will inform you about the possible opening of other grades soon on our website.

  • The selection process will be based on a transfer examination.
  • If you are interested, send an application to the email address pyp@gympaba.sk. We will register the application on our waiting list and contact you in the event that transfer exams are organized.
  • The application form must be signed by BOTH parents/legal guardians. Alternatively, if both legal guardians cannot sign, power of attorney is required. This should be sent together with the application form.
  • The transfer examination will be from English Language and Mathematics.
  • Application PYP (2-5) / Prihláška PYP (2 – 5)

 

 

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