From Bezirksschule to Gymnasium

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!

  • Holiday courses for Bez. year 2/3
  • Semester courses
  • Entering Kanti, HMS
  • Übertritt Gymnasium
Holiday courses
CourseDatesLevelCourse times
 
Course locationCost
(CHF)

Mathematics

06/4/20 -
09/4/20
2nd/3rd yr. Bez.Wohlen640.-- 

German

06/4/20 -
09/4/20
2nd/3rd yr. Bez.Wohlen640.--
French14/4/20 -
17/4/20
2nd/3rd yr. Bez.Wohlen640.--
English14/4/20 -
17/4/20
2nd/3rd yr. Bez.Wohlen640.--
Semester courses
CourseDatesCourse timesCourse daysLocationCost (CHF)Flyer

 Mathematics

 9:00 am -
11:00 am
    

 German

 11:00 am -
1:00 pm
    

 French

 9:00 am -
11:00 am
    
 English 11:00 am -
1:00 pm
    
All prices include course materials.

Online-Anmeldung Vorbereitungskurs 4. Bez Abschlussprüfung

 Online registration  holiday courses

 

Online-Anmeldung Vorbereitungskurs 4. Bez Abschlussprüfung 

Online registration  semester courses

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.

Restructuring

What has changed?

Good marks are key

There is no longer a final exam for Bezirksschule. Entry to middle schools is now based solely on marks in the final year of Bezirksschule. Students with an average of at least 4.7 may enter Gymnasium without an exam. It is worth it to stay on the ball at school!

New entry process

New chances for secondary students

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Question: Should I attend Kantonsschule even if I don't know if I want to study at university later?

Answer: If you have the marks, it is worth it. In fact, a study found that apprenticeships are more work than Gymnasium (Kanti).