Every year our lower Secondary School students in Year 8 participate in national standardised tests (VERA 8) in the subjects German, English, and Mathematics. As part of their course work, all students in Year 10 take part in the examinations for the Intermediate Secondary School Certificate (MSA). After having successfully completed all their course work and exams, our Year 12 students receive the Upper Secondary School Certificate (Abitur) – the highest school qualification in Germany. In addition, students in their final two years at Phorms may also study and prepare for the AP (Advanced Placement Program), completing courses and examinations at college level. The AP prepares students for international universities and is also offered at American and Canadian High Schools. Moreover, upper Secondary School students may enroll for the C1 level of English proficiency exam, the Cambridge Advanced English Certificate (CAE), to confirm professional level English for tertiary institutions or future employment.