The international university entrance qualification programme is normally designed to run over four years. International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSEs) are obtained in the first two years. These provide a general education based on eight to ten subjects and make eligible for tertiary education (ISCED level 5B) at a College of Higher Vocational Education and Training (Höhere Fachhochschule – HF) or studies in the USA/UK, the qualification approximating to a High School Diploma.
In the course of the next two years, the student focuses on four Advanced Level subjects, selected according to aptitude and interests. Contents of these subjects may already cover some of the topics taught in the respective subject during the first year of university. International A Levels even permit skipping the first year of university in the USA.
International A Levels exclude unnecessary knowledge. They focus on relevant and interesting subject matter with close relation to reality. Contents are project-oriented and practice-relevant. They encourage critical thinking as well as the conversion of knowledge to competence.
Year 1 and 2 (IGCSE stage)
English*, German, French/Spanish
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Optional: English Literature
*English as a native language or English as a second language
Year 3 and 4 (A-level stage)
Biology or Mathematics
French, Spanish, Physics, Chemistry, History, Economics, Mathematics, Biology
Courses are held if enough registrations are received for the particular subject. Various alternatives are provided otherwise.
Subjects offered individually (subject to payment):
- Other languages (Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, etc.)
- Geography, Business Studies
- English Literature, English Language
Persons wishing to study internationally can combine the A-level subjects as required. This would need to be discussed and agreed in a guidance interview.
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