The National Grammar School Programme provides academic education and prepares students for studying at university. The subjects taught in the National Grammar School Programme comprise compulsory four-year core subjects, compulsory and elective courses.
The compulsory four-year core subjects are: Slovene, Mathematics, two second languages (English, German, French or Spanish), History and Physical Education.
The compulsory courses studied in Year 1, 2 and 3 are: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Information Technology, Art, Music, Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy.
In every academic year but the first, students can choose from a range of elective courses in order to broaden their knowledge in the core academic subjects they intend to select for their Matura final examinations. The final selection of elective courses is made in Year 4.
Compulsory Optional Activities are programmes comprising various activities offered by the school to students wishing to pursue their individual interests and aspirations in accordance with their future goals. Some favourite activities include academic field trips (natural sciences, art, sports, social sciences, languages) in Year 1 and senior excursions (Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Montenegro etc.) in Year 3.
At the end of the four-year National Grammar School Programme, students take the Matura final exams. The Matura examinations are external state exams conducted under the same conditions all over the country. Candidates are required to select a minimum of five subjects, three compulsory (Slovene, Mathematics, a second language – either English or German), and two or more optional (English, German, Spanish, French, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, History, Geography, Economics). Passing the Matura exams is a requirement for university admission. In recent years, an increasing number of students (about 20 percent) have decided to enrol in international universities, some of them at prestigious UK and US universities, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, Stanford, etc.