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school system (grades 5/7 to 12/13) in the Lšnder is divided in educational
paths (depending on the Land) with the respective leaving certificates and
qualifications for which different school types are responsible. There are
general secondary education schools, special schools for the physically
handicapped within the system of general education
grade on). Four main types of general secondary schools covering compulsory
schooling exist: Haupschule, Realschule, Gymnasium and Gesamtschule. Secondary
education is compulsory. Textbooks and other school material are
provided to the student
by Two Worlds United.
of schools differ according to Lšnder.
Two Worlds United students
will attend what is called the Gymnasium, or Grammer School. This is a nine
year secondary school for grades 5 through 13, and it imparts a comprehensive
general education for students who wish to continue their education in a
university. Only 35% of German students enter this prestigious school.
Gymnasium is designed to prepare students academically for College, subjects
such as art, music and physical education play a smaller role in the school
system. However, it is common for students to participate in these activities
outside of school.
not chosen until the 11th grade. Subjects are divided into 3 main categories:
language, literature and art; the social sciences; and mathematics, science
and technology. Each of these three categories must be represented among
the courses taken by the student.
begin at 8:30 am finishing around 1:30 pm. Students commonly bring
their own sandwiches for lunch or return to their homes to eat the meals
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