Ergänzungsschule/ Private International School
At our Secondary School (Grades 7-10), we are authorised to offer two separate streams - monolingual and bilingual. The monolingual stream offers an education in English. This stream is only available to the following:
- Embassy families
- Students who are new to Berlin and highly mobile* and who don't speak enough German to learn bilingually
* The term "highly mobile" applies to families who are likely to be in Berlin for three years or less. Students must obtain a 'Schulpflichtbefreiung' (exemption from the compulsory German school system), which the school will assist you with.
This stream is based upon the framework of the British National Curriculum, IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Students also receive mandatory German lessons according to their ability.
From Monday to Thursday the school offers before school supervision from 8:00, Friday's school day begins at 8:15. Lessons begin at 8:30 and end at 15:20. The school day ends at 16:00. Students who wish to avail of the After School Clubs also have the opportunity to stay until 16:30.
All students at Secondary School receive reports in English.
In Grades 9 and 10, students are prepared for their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination.
Students that wish to go on to take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Grades 11 and 12 are required to achieve six IGCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths. The IB Diploma is offered in English only.
We do not offer A'Levels as a school-leaving qualification.