Roška, Secondary and Grammar School of Economics, in Ljubljana, has a decades-long tradition of educating young people. It has provided education ever since 1920. We offer a general upper-secondary programme (gimnazija of economics) and a four-year upper-secondary technical programme (ekonomski tehnik). We are currently the best school of modern entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on developing entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in our students. For the last two years, we’ve also been the school of winners and have become national champions by winning first place at the Mladi podjetnik contest (National Contest Young Entrepreneur) for the second time in a row.

We have adopted a new approach to teaching entrepreneurship by employing an acclaimed d.school method that represents an excellent way of solving problems with prototyping. This design-based approach to problem solving and forming thought processes ensures maximum creativity. By using the principle of “everyone can do everything” and providing a relaxed learning environment, we encourage our students to engage in practical and group work to tackle contemporary social challenges.

We want to prepare our students for life and work in the 21st century, so we place great emphasis on learning foreign languages and give them a chance to perfect their language skills through participating in work placements abroad for free. Modern teaching methods coupled with the practical application of knowledge help students gain work experience sought after by today’s employers. In order to constantly stay in touch with the labour market, we collaborate with different companies and institutions.

The small size of the school provides familiarity and an opportunity for participation to any student interested in developing their talents. We are, nevertheless, large enough for winning competitions. At Roška, we give each of our students an opportunity to find their way and become successful.

 

THE ‘EKONOMSKA GIMNAZIJA’ PROGRAMME

 

It is a four year high school programme intended for those students who wish to continue their formal education. This programme prepares them for further studies. It enables students to continue their education due to its wide range of subject areas.

Following the purpose and aims of education, a holistic approach based on synthesis and interdependence, is typical of ‘gimnazija’ programme. At the same time it provides selectivity at both school level and student’s level.

The professionally oriented programme offers students four years of general education, basic skills in economy and business; further, it is intended for students who wish to develop analytical thinking, organisational leadership competence, teamwork and collaboration skills, and finally for students who wish to acquire entrepreneurial and management skills.

During schooling students are encouraged to develop critical judgement, their abilities in decision making, responsibility and leadership. The aim of the programme is to encourage creativity, entrepreneurial and management skills, students also improve in terms of teamwork abilities and team spirit; they practise their communication skills and public appearance.

 

The curriculum consists of:

 

  1. Compulsory subjects, aims of which are followed by the contents of the programme.
  1. Electives; subjects arranged in a way which enables students to prepare for the ‘matura’ exam, and the introduction to modern teaching methods.
  1. Compulsory elective contents (OIV), which last throughout all four years and include the following fields: health care and healthy diet contents, the social competence development contents, practical training based on students’ innovation and creativity during the entrepreneurship weeks, etc.

 

The curriculum of ‘ekonomska gimnazija’ programme

 

CURRICULUM

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Total:

I – Compulsory subjects

Slovene

4

4

4

4

560

Maths

4

4

4

4

560

Foreign language 1

3

3

3

3

420

Foreign language 2

3

3

3

3

420

History

2

2

2

 

210

Geography

2

2

2

 

210

Physical education

3

3

3

3

420

Arts

2

 

 

 

70

Biology

3

2

 

 

 165

Chemistry

3

2

 

 

 165

Sociology/ Social Sciences

 

2

 

 

 70

Psychology

 

 

2

 

 70

Informatics

2

2

 

 

140

Economics

2

2

3

4

385

Entrepreneurship

 

2

3

4

315

 

II – Compulsory elective subjects

 

 

2 – 4

4 – 8

210-420

 

III – Compulsory elective contents

90

90

90

30

300

 

Total (I+II+III)

33

33

31-33

29-33

4710-4920

 

Elective subjects:

Contents:

Number of lessons/yearly

Business informatics

A – financial information  

35

B – economic business information

35

C – business communication

35  

D – business presentation

35

Economic history

economic history

35

Economic geography

economic geography

35

 

 

The curriculum of Secondary school of economics Ljubljana – the introduction

 

The renewed economy technician programme, which has been in use for five years, enables greater autonomy for the school and the adjustment of the modules to the main school’s objective, i.e. – Secondary school of economics Ljubljana- the school of modern entrepreneurship. The pupils end their schooling when they pass the external leaving examination called the vocational ‘poklicna matura’ examination, which will be explained later.

All programme units (subjects) are divided in four groups/subject areas:

  1. General units, Slovene – mother tongue, mathematics, foreign languages, sociology subjects, science subjects (except physics), these subjects are mostly taught in the first two years only, whereas subjects that are included in the ‘poklicna matura’ last all four years.
  1. Technical/ vocational units: subjects relevant to the ‘poklicna matura’ last all 4 years with other technical modules’ skills relating to them. The curriculum has been designed in a way that all pupils have the same compulsory subjects for the first three years; and when they reach the fourth year, they can choose a subject that they are most interested in. Our main objective is to integrate both theory and practice, thus we arrange our pupils to meet some high profile visitors-entrepreneurs, project days or weeks, etc.
  1. The open curriculum classes last throughout all 4 years, these classes provide content such as effective learning, business communication, business presentations, the modern image of companies, career guidance and communication, research work, etc
  1. The interest activities (ID) and the practical skills at the employers (PUD) are the compulsory part of the curriculum, and both obligatory for the pupils in order to progress to the next year. The interest activities last throughout all 4 years; pupils are provided with current personal, health, social, entrepreneurial and other contents (competences). Practical training is implemented in the 2nd and 3rd year that is 10 days each year.

Progression: in order to progress to the next year one has to be successful in all programme units, i.e. one has to achieve passing grades in all subjects.

Adjustments: we foster the individual approach; in order to help achieving pupil’s goal we also offer them educational assistance (additional classes based on ‘pedagogic contract’).

 

The ‘poklicna matura’ consists of 4 units:

Unit 1: Slovene

Unit 2: economics (M1 Business projects, M2 Business administration, M3 Business economics, M4 Modern economics)

Unit 3: mathematics or 1st foreign language (elective)

Unit 4: product or service

 

CURRICULUM

 

Subjects

Year

Lessons-weekly 

1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

Lessons-yearly

 

General subjects

 

 

 

 

 

 

01

Slovene

SLO

3

3

4

4

487

02

Mathematics

MAT

2

3

3

3

383

03

Foreign language 1(English/German)

TJ1

3

3

3

3

417

04

Foreign language 2 (English/German/Italian/Spanish)

TJ2

2

2

2

 

204

05

Arts

UME

2

 

 

 

68

06

History

ZGO

2

1

 

 

102

07

Geography

GEO

2

 

 

 

68

08

Sociology

SOC

 

2

 

 

68

09

Psychology

PSI

 

 

2

 

68

10

Chemistry

KEM

3

 

 

 

105

11

Biology

BIO

2

1

 

 

105

12

Physical education

ŠVZ

3

3

2

2

340

 

Technical modules

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

M1 – Business projects

(Touch typewriting – practice)

M1DTv

1

 

 

 

34

14

M1 – Business projects

(Informatics – theory)

M1INFt

1

 

 

 

34

15

M1 – Business projects

(Informatics – practice)

M1INFv

3

 

 

 

102

16

M1 – Business projects

(Project work – theory)

M1PDt

1

 

 

 

34

17

M1 – Business projects

(Project work – practice)

M1PDv

1

 

 

 

34

18

M2 – Business administration – theory

M2PPt

 

 

1

1

68

19

M2 – Business administration – practice

M2PPv

 

2

2

2

204

20

M3 – Business economics – theory

M3EPt

 

1

1

1

102

21

M3 – Business economics – practice

M3EPV

 

2

1

1

136

22

M4 – Modern economics – theory

M4SGt

 

3

3

3

306

23

M4 – Modern economics – practice

M4SGv

 

 

1

 

34

24

M5 – Financial operations – theory

M5FPt

 

3

 

 

102

25

M5 – Financial operations – practice

M5FPv

 

1

 

 

34

26

M7 – Commercial transactions

(Purchase, sale and marketing communications) theory

M7NPTKt

 

 

2

 

68

27

M7 – Commercial transactions

(Purchase, sale and marketing communications) practice

M7NPTKv

 

 

1

 

34

28

M7 – Commercial transactions

(Classification of goods) theory

M7RBt

 

 

1

 

34

 

M9 – Insurance business – theory

M9ZSt

 

 

 

2

68

 

M9 – Insurance business – practice

M9ZSv

 

 

 

1

34

 

M10 – Banking operations/services – theory

M10BPt

 

 

 

2

68

 

M10 – Banking operations/services – practice

M10BPv

 

 

 

1

34

 

M12 – Financial bookkeeping – theory

M12FKt

 

 

 

2

68

 

M12 – Financial bookkeeping – practice

M12FKv

 

 

 

1

34

 

M13 – Direct marketing – theory

M13NTt

 

 

 

2

68

 

M13 – Direct marketing – practice

M13NTv

 

 

 

1

34

 

Open curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business presentation

POPR

2

2

 

 

102

 

Business communication

PK

 

1

 

 

34

 

Modern image of companies

SPP

 

 

2

 

68

 

Career guidance and communication

KUK

 

 

2

 

68

 

M6 – Bookkeeping of raw materials and supplies – theory

M6MKt

 

 

 

1

34

 

M6 – Bookkeeping of raw materials and supplies – practice

M6MKv

 

 

 

3

102

 

Business language (English/German/Italian/Spanish)

STJ2

 

 

 

2

68

 

Research work

RD

 

 

 

2

68

 

Practical training in the company

PUD

 

76

76

 

152

 

Interest activities

IND

96

96

96

64

352

 

Prepared by: Srednja ekonomska šola Ljubljana