The Abitur is recognized as the equivalent to a completed Abitur at a Gymnasium.
If they complete grade 10 with a Q endorsement, the pupils go into grade 11 and can go on to take the Abitur exam. It does not matter which recommendation they had before.
Surprisingly, students learn in mixed groups better than in select groups. In any case, PISA winners are, without exception, countries with Gesamtschule systems. Top-performing pupils would only learn better at a Gymnasium than at a Gesamtschule if the learning tempo at the Gesamtschule were based on the average or even the slowest pupil. That is not the case. Through measures of differentiation, top-performing pupils at a Gesamtschule work just as well as at a Gymnasium.
A repetition of a grade level is always necessary if successful participation in the following grade level is not guaranteed.
The school currently has 300 pupils – the school has a capacity for up to 600 pupils.
The school is located centrally in Cologne’s inner city. There are very good links to the S-Bahn, U-Bahn and Bus because the school is only a few minutes’ walk from Hansaring, which is a busy train and underground station.
Yes, all parents can – and are invited to – become actively involved. We place great emphasis on cooperation between pupils, teachers and parents. This is why parents, if they are interested, can be integrated into the school operations in a variety of ways.
Because we are an all-day school, school lessons and other activities are planned from 8:15am to 4:00pm.
There is a canteen for students where they can have a hot lunch. There is also a kiosk where they can buy bread rolls.
Yes, all foreign languages are taught by native speakers.