“The ABCs of education in Germany” (High school in Germany (In the last…
“The ABCs of education in Germany”
High school in Germany
In the last year of Grundschule (usually the fourth year)
it is whether pupils will attend the Hauptschule (fifth to ninth year)
Realschule (fifth to tenth year)
Gymnasium (fifth to twelfth or thirteenth
Gesamtschule is offered in some regions in Germany as an alternative.
German school hours
The school day starts at 8am and ends at 1pm
schools tending not to offer anything much in the
way of extracurricular activities.
School holidays in Germany
The children generally have six weeks of summer vacation
one week of autumn vacation
two weeks of
two weeks of Easter/spring vacation
About a quarter of the children go to Gymnasium
It has nothing to with sports
and no kinda of physical education
it is the literal translation of high school
About one quarter of the children attend Realschule where they learn the basic subjects which will prepare them for a
mid-level job in business.
It's possible (if a student receives high enough grades) to transfer from a Realschule to a ‘Gymnasium’.
After six years, the students graduate with a diploma called the Mittlere Reife.
The next step is normally a vocational school where they learn skills that put them in to the middle strata of business
and industry. Salesmen, nurses, mid-level civil servants, secretaries, and so forth generally have been to Realschule.
The final half of the elementary school children are sent to the Hauptschule.
Its’ five-year programme teaches basic skills, including one foreign language, and prepares its pupils for
apprenticeship or an unskilled or semiskilled role in the job market.
They also continue learning basic subjects as well as English. After a student graduates from a Hauptschulethey can go on to a vocational school, which lasts about two years.
The exception to the rule in this whole system is the private schools. There are currently about 3,000 private schools in Germany, many of them boarding schools. These schools often have a longer school day.
There are also international schools at which the classes are taught in English. Often the curriculum is designed to prepare students for the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate
German education system also includes vocational schools called Berufsschule or Berufskolleg,
normally aged between 16 and 19 (but in some cases also up to 23 years) can undertake a range of work-directed
studies such as economics and specific business studies.
These studies are usually directly related to an