Students can complete their school career at the end of the 10th grade with the examination for the intermediate school leaving certificate (MSA – Mittlerer Schulabschluss). In order to achieve the MSA, the year and examination grades must be passed. With this diploma, vocational training can be started or a higher school education such as high school diploma (Fachhochschulreife), subject-related high school diploma (fachgebundene Hochschulreife) or A-levels (Abitur) can be aimed at by a further school attendance.
The highest school leaving certificate we offer is the bilingual Abitur at the end of 12th grade. Students who have passed MSA and fulfil all further requirements are qualified to continue with Upper Secondary School. Within two years, they are prepared for the bilingual Abitur in weekly three-hour basic courses and five-hour advanced courses. Since the school year 2018/19, we have also been offering the voluntary choice of three instead of two advanced courses to challenge and promote high-performing students in their academic education but also to offer students a greater variety of subjects to choose from for their written Abitur examinations.
Moreover, Upper Secondary School students may enrol for the Cambridge Advanced English Certificate (CAE) exam to confirm professional level English for tertiary institutions or future employment. With this exam, students can determine their language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within levels A1-C2.