Students in the second or third grade of four-year high school, third grade of five-year high school or in sexta or septima of eight-year gymnazium study are eligible to apply for IB Diploma study.
From all applicants, 24 students are accepted and become students of the IBD programme. Successful candidates are selected based on their results in written entrance examinations in English Language, Slovak Language and Literature and Mathematics, and from a personal capabilities assessment. In school year 2017/18, for the first time we have 2 classes in the IBD programme, with 48 students in total. Therefore, the chance of getting admitted is higher.
The completed application form must be sent to the address of our school no later than 20th March 2018. Feel free to download and print the application form directly from this webpage.
The entrance exams for the IB diploma programme at GJH take place on only one date – 14th April 2018. The exams start at 12:00 in the building of Gymnazium of Jur Hronec at 3 Novohradská Street in Bratislava. Some students sit the exams externally – on the premises of another international school, under the same conditions.
The admission process
Part A – written examination: each exam lasts 60 minutes
- exam in Slovak Language and Literature
- exam in Mathematics
- exam in English Language
Note: It is possible to omit the exam in Slovak Language and Literature if the nationality of the applicant is not Slovakian. This needs to be requested by the applicant in advance before the examinations and decisions about individual requests will be made by the admissions committee.
Personal capabilities assessment – takes into account the academic performance of the student as well as any extra-curricular activities and the recommendation written by a teacher of the applicant.
Determining the results
In each of the three exams in part A, the maximum score is 100 points. A successful applicant must achieve at least 30 points in each test, or score over 90 points in the Mathematics exam and at least 20 points in the other exams, or score over 90 points in English language and at least 20 points in the other exams. In part B, the maximum score for an applicant is 100 points. The score from part B will only be added to the total score for the first 50 applicants in the list of successful applicants in part A.
Based on the average values of applicants’ scores in parts A and B, the final ranking is produced and published. This determines the first 48 successful applicants, who are then given an offer to become students of the IBD programme.
Note: The fact that a student has received a notice of unsatisfactory behaviour from their school, i. e. a low grade of behaviour, will be taken into account and may affect the final decision of the admissions committee. Depending on the severity of the misdemeanor, the admissions committee may decide not to offer a place to the applicant, even if they passed the exams successfully.
Publishing the results
The results of the admission process for school year 2018/2019 will be published on the page ‘Results’ and on the front door of our school. The expected date of the results being published is 10th May 2018. The results are anonymous; each applicant is listed under a code that they received with the invitation to the entrance examinations. By 15th May 2018, every applicant will have received written notice of their result.