STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

In addition to bilingualism, our school has a focus on STEM.

What does that mean in detail?

  • Our Secondary School has modern subject rooms for all natural science subjects.
  • The profile is characterized by an attractive range of subjects, as all three natural sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) are taught in English throughout the Lower Secondary level.
  • Starting in Year 9, the number of hours of instruction per week increases from four to six.
  • In addition, starting in Year 9, there are differentiation courses in which the advanced course goes far beyond the subject blocks of the actual science curriculum.
  • In addition, students who are particularly interested in science can participate in various extracurricular projects, such as Jugend forscht, in order to be encouraged as well as challenged in their interests and to expand their skills.
  • In addition to the science subjects in Lower Secondary School, our students take the one-hour subject Digital Education in Year 7 and 8, and from Year 9 onwards they can choose the two-hour elective subject Media Communication. Exchanges often take place on this scale via Office 365, as all our students have an MS Teams account, which they already receive from us in Year 4.
  • Mathematics as a main subject is taught weekly and continuously in Lower Secondary School with four lessons per week. Starting in Year 10, an additional two-hour math profile elective course provides an opportunity for all math fans to apply elements of math and prepare for upper-level math classes. In addition, there is a Math Club in which interested students can prepare, for example, for participation in the Kangaroo Math Competition and the Math Olympiad.
  • At the Upper Secondary Level, students can also take the basic computer science course, which teaches, among other things, the basics of program development, data protection and data security. 
  • Advanced courses can be taken in biology, chemistry and mathematics, which could also be offered in the future if there is increased demand for the subjects of computer science and physics.

In the recent years the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has significantly increased. It is important to us to establish and continuously develop a strong STEM profile at the school to offer our students a profound STEM education and prepare them for the demands of the modern world. This is why our school has a focus on STEM alongside the focus on bilingualism.

Stem school year schedule

Open House: Our Department of Natural Sciences presents itself twice a year with fascinating hands-on experiments for everybody.
Project week „Phorming the future – MI(N)T allen Sinnen”. For one week the learning-focus will be on topics about sustainability and environmental awareness.
Girls' Day/Boys' Day: Stereotype-free career and study choices in the STEM fields for everyone
Awareness of climate and resource protection in cooperation with C2C NGO
Digital classes starting in year 7
Project-based learning that requires creativity and problem-solving skills. Developing an app, designing and building a robot are possible projects.
Students will learn how relevant STEM subjects are and how they can contribute to help solving real-world-problems. This will be linked to current issues and social problems.
Känguru der Mathematik: In year 7 - 10 every student will take part in this competition.
Popular club activities such as game development, music technology, rollercoaster construction or mycology are available.            
Excursions to the Hasso Plattner Institute, the Technical University or CERN             
Guest lectures by experts on the trending topic of AI  
Practical experiments in the form of laboratory work and field studies
Interactive technologies such as simulations, virtual labs or online platforms enable an interactive learning experience and the visualisation of complex concepts.


Subjects Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12
Maths 4 4 4 4 3GK/5LK 3GK/5LK
Biology 2 2 2 2 3GK/5LK 3GK/5LK
Chemistry 1 1 2 2 3GK/5LK 3GK/5LK
Physics 1 1 2 2 3GK/5LK 3GK/5LK
Digital Education 1 1 - - - -
Media Communication - - 2 2 - -
Computer Science - - - - 3GK 3GK
Profile Course: Maths - - - 2 - -

Phorming the Future – STEM with all senses.

A campus-wide project week is organised every year. This exciting project week aims to create a thematic network between our nursery school children, primary school students and secondary school students. We work together on important topics relating to environmental awareness, sustainability, physical health and mental health. The project week is called "Phorming the Future - MI(N)T mit allen Sinnen". In the secondary school the teachers will choose real-life problems relating to the environment, ecology or the impact on people and present them to the students. During the week, students will research and develop their own solutions, which they then present to their peers in the form of educational workshops. The students receive input from their teachers, guest speakers and visit external institutions for research and further input.