The 3rd year of Bezirksschule is an important crossroads for a student's career future. Students usually try to attend the highest school level - Kantonsschule or BMS. There, they receive a broad education with a focus on key skills in languages and maths.
We prepare students optimally for this transition. The changes to the entrance requirements mean that school marks are the decisive factor. There is no longer a final exam for Bezirksschule. It is crucial to achieve high marks during the 3rd year of Bez.
No entrance exam in the final year
The transition from Bezirksschule to Gymnasium, a middle school or vocational school (with vocational Matura) is determined solely by school marks in the interim or final report for the 3rd year of Bezirksschule. Those who do not achieve the required marks to enter without an exam (4.7 for Gymnasium, 4.4 for specialised, business, IT school and vocational school) can take an entrance exam for the desired school. The entrance exams for Gymnasium, specialised, business and IT school cannot be taken in the final year of Bezirksschule. Students must wait a year after completion. This means students who fail to achieve the necessary marks to enter these schools have a forced one-year waiting period. This is why it is so important to prepare in advance!
- Schulbegl. Kurse
- Ferienkurse 2./3. Bez.
- Übertritt Kanti, HMS
- Übertritt Gymnasium
Transitioning from the 3rd year of Bezirksschule - a brief overview
The requirements for entering the various Aargau middle schools changed in 2016/2017.
Average marks of 4.7 after the 1st semester of the 3rd year of Bez.
provisional acceptance to Gymnasium (half-year probation)
Average marks of 4.7 for the entire 3rd year of Bez.
definite acceptance to Gymnasium (no probation)
Average marks of 4.4 after the 1st semester of the 3rd year of Bez.
provisional acceptance to specialised, business or IT school (half-year probation), definite acceptance to vocational school
Average marks of 4.4 for the entire 3rd year of Bez.
definite acceptance to specialised, business, IT or vocational school (no probation)
Averages of at least 4.0 in maths and German are required in interim/final reports. These two subjects count double for the calculation of the required average.
Entrance exams for Gymnasium, specialised, business and IT school can only be taken in the following year after completing Bezirksschule (1-year waiting period for Bezirksschule students who do not achieve the required marks).
The direct way to Gymnasium
Since the 2016/2017 school year, the Bezirksschule final exam (BAP) no longer exists. The transition to Gymnasium (and also other middle schools) is not based solely on school marks from the final year of Bezirksschule.
It is therefore a good idea to prepare in advance for the transition to higher schools. Consistent good marks, particularly in maths and German, are key if you wish to attend Gymnasium. Lern-Forum has your back in this time of new challenges.