Timetable upper secondary level II

At the grammar school, the introductory phase takes place in year 10. In the introductory phase, lessons are given in a class group according to the current timetable.

The introductory phase ends with the middle school leaving certificate (MSA) and at the same time forms the conclusion of secondary level I. This is followed by the qualification phase, which comprises four semesters of grades 11 and 12.

There are no transfers within the qualification phase. The achievements achieved in the four semesters together with the achievements from the Abitur examination are included in the overall qualification for the general higher education entrance qualification.

Lessons in upper secondary level

Authorization to attend the qualification phase is acquired by moving to grade 11. The pupils then no longer have a class association or class teacher, but are assigned to a group of tutors. A teacher of an advanced course usually becomes a tutor.

In the qualification phase, teaching is carried out in half-year courses that are designed as basic and advanced courses.

At the end of the 10th grade, the students choose two advanced courses and a series of basic courses in the four semesters of the course. The courses selected for the qualification phase must include all compulsory advanced courses and basic courses.

The implementation of the elections can only take place within the scope of the possibilities of our high school.

Vintage 11 Vintage 12
1st semester of the course 2st semester of the course 3st semester of the course 4st semester of the course

Lessons in courses
2 advanced courses (five hours)
7 to 8 basic courses (three hours)
1 practical sports course (two hours)

Subjects and fields of activity

German, English, Spanish, art, music Task area I (linguistic-literary-artistic field of activity)
History, geography, political science, philosophy Task area II (social science field of activity)
Math, biology, physics, chemistry, sports Task III (mathematical-scientific-technical field of activity)

Elective courses

The compulsory elective lessons serve to strengthen subjects and areas of study as well as for teaching in interdisciplinary areas of responsibility. At our grammar school, the lessons from the compulsory elective lessons are held in the weekly project days.  

Documentation requirements for the basic courses

The basic courses consist of three hours per week, two hours per week in sports practice, and four hours per week in a foreign language that was started in the introductory phase (i.e. in 10th grade).

In the upper secondary level, grades 11 and 12, courses totaling at least 66 hours per week must be taken. Basic courses serve the basic education required to acquire the general higher education entrance qualification.

Task area I 4 semester German courses
4 semester courses 1st or 2nd foreign language
2 semesters of music or art
Task area II 4 semesters of history, political science, geography or philosophy
If history is the examination subject: 2 semesters of political science course or 4 semesters of political science, geography and philosophy
Task III 4 semester courses in mathematics
4 semesters of the course in one of the subjects physics, chemistry, biology (if 4 semesters of biology: then an additional 2 semesters of chemistry or physics
Work-outs 4 semester courses in sports practice
If sport is the 4th exam subject or 5th exam component: an additional 2 semesters of sport theory

Advanced courses

The advanced courses serve in particular to guarantee the ability to study and enable an individual subject-specific focus. They consist of five hours per week.

All subjects that are offered as advanced courses can be taken in the basic course area.

The following advanced courses are offered at the Mentora Gymnasium:

1. Advanced courses 2. Advanced courses