Secondary schools in Switzerland
Vocational High School(BMS)
The BMS preparation courses in Zurich are the right choice for all specializations. Whether technical, health, commercial, industrial or design.
Computer Science Middle School (IMS)
The special focus of the IMS preparation courses is on Mathematics and Geometry. But the schoolchildren also consolidate their knowledge of German and French here.
Secondary Technical school (FMS)
The FMS combines practice and theory like no other school. Accordingly, we have adapted our teaching materials to the requirements of this entrance exam.
Our gymnasium preparation is the first step to a successful academic career, leading to either short-term or long-term gymnasium.
Increase the success rate
In 2018, 40.6% of participants passed the central entrance examination for long-term gymnasium in Zurich. The success rate of our students is 70%. Not only for the gymnasium, but for all secondary schools. This is because we have been preparing students for years, both in theory and with practical exercises, specifically for the respective exam. With experience and strong individual support in small groups. And of course always with the current learning material. Increase the chances of your school child with our customized middle school preparation.
The recipe for success of our preparation courses
For many years, our teachers have been preparing students for the central entrance exams. Experience shows: School-based middle school preparation leaves gaps that can cost children admission to their desired educational institution.
That is why we work intensively in our regular courses to close these gaps. In order to teach both theory and practice, our preparatory courses consist on the one hand of classical lessons by motivated teachers who are trained to convey the material in a particularly memorable way, and on the other hand, we place great emphasis on independent work. Lessons and homework help to consolidate knowledge. For this purpose, we draw up a fixed learning plan that leads up to the examination - and thus guides the school children step by step to passing the entrance examination. A log of the tasks ensures that your child acquires the skills without any gaps. Thanks to the solutions provided for all worksheets and exercises, this can even be done at home.
If the children have any questions, our teachers are always there to help them. We take the time to work on the student's individual strengths and weaknesses. And since our mentors deal exclusively with preparation for BMS, FMS, IMS, and Gymnasium in Zurich, they can answer any question in this regard.
But we do not rely on our many years of experience. On the contrary, every year we bring our teaching materials up to date and adapt them to changed curriculum and presumed exam questions. This way, your child is not learning from yesterday, but for the future.
Last but not least, our recipe for success requires one thing above all: repetition. That's why we recommend our weekly courses, in which learning content is practiced until nothing can go wrong in the central entrance exam.
We are always easy to reach: On-site centrally at Stadelhofen train station and of course online!
How to put together an effective middle school prep program
At the Lern-Forum, your child learns as individually as he or she deserves. We offer courses in German, English, French, and Mathematics. You can select the subjects for your child in which you see a need to catch up. Combine the courses into a tailor-made package. Or support your child's preparation with the full program.
Of course, our courses are tailored to the middle school of your choice. Therefore, choose the right type of school first.
Learners receive a detailed progress report with recommendations for learning goals to strive for.
Often the students and especially the parents are "shocked" by the result. We discuss the result and the learners realize the difficulty of the exam situation. This approach has with the right entrance exam to very good success rates guided. The exam for gymnasium students remains unchanged this year. The experience grade is not taken into account.
Exam year 2023
In the future, the same conditions will apply to all schools: For all entrance examinations, half of the test will be in German and Mathematics. The other half will be based on the preliminary grades. This was announced by the government council on Thursday.
For admission to a long or short gymnasium, the average of the examination and preliminary grades must be at least 4.75; for the vocational school types, an average of 4.5 is required.
The new ordinance will be applied for the first time in March 2022 the earliest for the Gymnasiums, the Secondary Commercial Schools, the Secondary technical schools and the Vocational baccalaureate schools, and on Oct. 21 at the earliest for the Computer Science Middle School.
Media release of the Directorate of Education
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