Organisation of education

School years commence on 1 September and conclude on 31 August. School years are divided in assessment periods. Lessons in a school year last a maximum of 38 weeks for five days in a week. Exceptionally, lessons may be carried out six day a week if so determined by the annual work plan.

Weekly obligation of pupils according to the compulsory programme, excluding class meetings, may be a maximum of 24 lessons in the first period, 26 lessons in the second period and 30 lessons in the third period.

Weekly obligation of pupils in schools in ethnically mixed areas and schools with adapted educational programmes according to the compulsory programme, excluding class meetings, may be a maximum of 26 lessons in the first period, 28 lessons in the second period and 32 lessons in the third period.

Due to the organisation of lessons, the obligation of pupils according to the compulsory programme, excluding class meetings, in an individual week may be increased by a maximum of two lessons. Average weekly obligation in a school year must not exceed the aforementioned obligations. Optional subjects that require long concise implementation due to their contents and activities from the syllabus may take up to eight lessons per day. The duration of a lesson is usually 45 minutes.

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Last updated: 09. 02. 2016