Year 10

Intermediate Secondary School Certificate (MSA)

At the end of Lower Secondary School, all students sit the exams for the Intermediate Secondary School Certificate (Mittlerer Schulabschluss – MSA).

Testing takes place in the subjects German, English, Mathematics as well as one further subject of choice.

The subjects German, English and Mathematics are centrally examined and take place in writing. In addition, an oral examination in English is conducted in the form of a teacher-student interview, in which the students take part in teams of two.  

The final examination is a presentation in one further subject, chosen independently by the student body. The specialist teachers supervise the students by means of two counselling interviews. In the school year 2020/2021 the following dates are planned for the MSA:

Wed, 1st Dec 2021         Information Evening MSA

Fri, 28th Jan 2022          Enrolment Presentation Examination

Wed, 9th March 2022    MSA Speaking Ability

Wed, 16th March 2022   MSA Presentation Examination

Tue, 26th April 2022      MSA German

Thu, 28th April 2022      MSA Mathematics

The, 4th May 2022        MSA English

Profile courses 

In addition to the subject Spanish, in which 10 different course levels are offered from year 10 onwards, this is now also possible in the subjects Mathematics, Geography and Art. 

Likewise, from Year 10 onwards, one of these one-hour subjects can be selected as a profile subject and serves as a preparation for the upper secondary school with two further lessons. As a result the subject of sport is taught with two lessons per week, in alignment with the approaching upper secondary school and the course Sport Practice. The profile courses generally support the skills and abilities of the students and sometimes prepare them for a successful transition to the upper school.