“The ABCs of education in Germany” (Gymnasium (age 12 to 18 or 19 and is…
“The ABCs of education in Germany”
age 12 to 18 or 19 and is required for anyone
quarter of the children attend
a student who fails more than two subjects will have to repeat the whole school year.
At least two foreign languages are required,
German School Hours
school groups theatre and sport associations.
After School available for kids 12 and under
starts at 8am -1pm
School Holidays in Germany
one week of autumn vacation
two weeks of Christmas/winter vacation
six weeks of summer vacation
two weeks of Easter/spring vacation.
High School in Germany
placed in school according to academic performance
three types of high schools
If a student receives high enough grades can transfer to ‘Gymnasium’.
learn the basic subjects gets mid-level job in business
After six years, the students graduate with a diploma called the Mittlere Reife.
one quarter of the children attend Realschule
Its’ five-year programme teaches basic skills,
including one foreign language,
final half of the elementary school children are sent to the Hauptschule.
parents can send their children to a Gesamtschule is attended by students of all different abilities.
Students final exam at a so-called 'Kollegschule' which is associated with the Gesamtschule.
about 3,000 private schools in Germany, many of them boarding schools.
These schools often have a longer school day.
schools called Berufsschule or Berufskolleg, where students aged between 16 and 19 can also attend.