2. An elective philosophy course
This course consists of 105 lessons per year (2-3 lessons per week) that students might take in their 3rd or 4th grade of high school. 15 lessons of the course are dedicated to ethics. The age of the students ranges from 16 to 18 years old. The course could be offered as (1) an additional elective philosophy course in the 3rd grade of high school, or (2) the only philosophy course for students in vocational schools or classical gymnasiums. Approximately 250 students take this class each year. All the students are internally assessed through oral tests, written exams and essay writing.
3. An elective final exam preparation course (Matura exam course)
This course consists of 210 lessons per year (6 lessons per week) that students might take in their 4th grade of high school. The age of the students ranges from 17 to 18 years old. Approximately 200 student take this class each year. Ethics is an elective topic within the course and it is up to the discretion of the teacher to choose it or not. If ethics is selected as (one of) the topic, up to 100 lessons are dedicated to it. The main objective of the course is to prepare students for the final philosophy exam organized by the National Examinations Centre (RIC). It consists of (1) an extended essay, which is internally assessed by a mentor (20% of the final grade), (2) an interpretative essay, which is externally assessed (35% of the final grade, and (3) an argumentative essay, which is externally assessed (45% of the final grade).