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General schools: Admission - Secondary school

The secondary school comprises the school years 5 to 10. It provides its students with an extended general education based on life-like issues. Due to a wide range of subjects in the pfllicht-, wahlpflicht- and wahlwahl-free area, the secondary school is increasingly bringing students an in-depth understanding of these issues. It leads the students to a summary of complex plots and enables them to carry out increasingly learning processes independently.

The educational offers of the secondary school qualify the pupils according to their performance and their inclinations through individual focus education, especially in the natural sciences and in the learning of a second foreign language. On the basis of their qualifications, they can continue their education in terms of vocational or study.

A second foreign language (usually French) is offered as a four-hour compulsory elective course from the 6th year of school. Learning the second foreign language from the 6th year of school year is a prerequisite for a possible transition to the introductory phase of the upper secondary school or for attending the technical high school.

In secondary schools with at least two trains, a differentiation according to technical performance courses A and B can be carried out in the subjects mathematics and the first foreign language or in one of the subjects from the 9th year of school.

At the end of the 10th year of school year, the following degrees can be obtained:

  • Extended secondary education I, which entitles you to enter the introductory phase of the upper secondary school (10th year) or to attend a technical high school,
  • Secondary education I - Secondary school leaving certificate,
  • Secondary education I - Secondary school leaving certificate.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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