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While AAS will do its best to give students their preferred choices of courses, please note that not every combination will be possible. The master timetable will be constructed based on (where possible) what students choose. If your combination is not possible after all of the choices are reviewed then we will meet with you individually to discuss what changes you will need to make to your course selection.

Please be aware that certain courses require a minimum number of students in order to be offered.
All students are required to take English and students whose first language is Bulgarian may choose to take Bulgarian Literature as well. Students usually take one subject from each group although there are exceptions to this. If you have specific questions about subject combinations please contact our IB Coordinator.
Most subjects are offered at both standard level (SL) and higher level (HL). To complete the full diploma program students are required to study three subjects at each level.

  • Group 1: Studies in Language & Literature

    • English Language & Literature (SL/HL)
    • Bulgarian Literature (SL/HL)
    • English Literature (SL/HL)
  • Group 2: Second Language

    • Spanish (ab initio, B SL, B HL)
    • French (ab initio, B SL, B HL)
    • German (ab initio)
  • Group 3: Individuals & Society

    • Environmental Systems & Societies (SL)*
    • Business and Management (SL/HL)
    • Geography (SL/HL)
    • History (HL)
    • Psychology (HL)
  • Group 4: Experimental Sciences

    • Environmental Systems & Societies (SL)
    • Biology (SL/HL)
    • Chemistry (SL/HL)
    • Physics (SL/HL)
  • Group 5: Mathematics

    • Applications and Interpretation (SL)
    • Analysis and Approaches (SL/ HL)
  • Group 6: The Arts

    • Theatre (SL/HL)
    • Visual Arts (SL/HL)

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