Zaključno spričevalo osnovne šole

Selected qualifications

Name of qualification

Name of qualification

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Translated title

Basic school leaving certificate
Type of qualification

Type of qualification

Basic education
Category of qualification

Category of qualification

Educational Qualification
Type of education

Type of education

Basic education

Duration of education

9 years or 8 years (eight-year basic school)
Admission requirements

Entry conditions

The child's sixth birthday must fall in the calendar year in which the child is enrolled at school. Deferment by one year is possible in special cases.

Qualification level

SQF Level


EQF Level


Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: level 2

  • Acquires basic general knowledge in the following fields: Slovene (Hungarian, Italian) language; mathematics; foreign language; biology; chemistry; physics; history; geography; citizenship and ethics; art; music; sport; technology; home economics.

Skills: level 2

  • harmoniously develops his/her cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual, social, artistic powers and potential;
  • develops literacy and skills for understanding, communication and expression in the Slovene language (in areas with national minorities also in Italian or Hungarian);
  • develops literacy and general knowledge in the fields of written texts, science/technology, mathematics, information technology, social sciences and art;
  • develops the ability to communicate in foreign languages.

Competences: level 2

  • develops capacity for further educational and vocational development with an emphasis on competences for lifelong learning;
  • is educated for sustainable development and active participation in democratic society, which includes self-knowledge and a responsible attitude towards the self, own health, other people, own and other cultures, the natural and social environment, future generations;
  • develops a spirit of enterprise, innovation, creativity.

Assessment and completion

Assesment and completion

In the first triad (years 1-3) of elementary school, students' knowledge is assessed using descriptive assessments. In the second triad (years 4-6) and third triad (years 7-9) of elementary school, students' knowledge is assessed using numerical grades.

National assessment

At the end of the second and third triads, students' knowledge is tested by means of national assessment, which is designed to verify the standards of knowledge set out in the curriculum. The results of national assessment serve as additional information on students' knowledge.

At the end of the second triad, national assessment is voluntary for students; testing covers the mother tongue (Slovene, Hungarian, Italian), mathematics and a foreign language. At the end of the third triad assessment is compulsory for all students; testing covers the mother tongue (Slovene, Hungarian, Italian), mathematics and a third subject.



Students in the first and second triads do not repeat years. Third-triad students progress to the next year if they achieve a positive assessment in all subjects at the end of the academic year.




lower vocational education (SQF, level 3), secondary vocational education (SQF, level 4), technical and general secondary education (SQF, level 5)

Condition for obtaining certificate

Conditions for obtaining a public document

Basic schools issue certificates to students at the end of each year. The certificate is a public document.

Basic schools issue school leaving certificates to students who complete basic education. The basic school leaving certificate contains the student's year 9 grades and the student's results from national assessment at the end of the third triad.

Awarding body

Awarding body

  • Basic school
  • Education centres for children with special needs
  • Adult education centre

(home education possible) 

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18. 02. 2020

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