Gymnasium Prep Holiday Courses

Why take a holiday course?

If students want to be admitted to a gymnasium in the canton of Zurich, they first must pass the gymnasium entrance examination. Each year in March several thousand Swiss students take the so-called central entrance examination. This examination is not exactly easy and about half of the students do not pass it. Depending on the type of gymnasium, different criteria are weighted in the Swiss gymnasium examination.

For the qualification for a long-term gymnasium, which takes place during sixth grade of primary school, 50% of the gymnasium examination grades and 50% of the Incoming grades (=overall school grades) in German and math as per the February school report of the sixth grade count. For the short-term gymnasium however, no coursework grades are included in the qualification. This means that when entering a short-term gymnasium, only the gymnasium entrance examination results are decisive for success or failure.

In both cases, however, the grade from the gymnasium exam plays a decisive role for the students. Almost every year, many students experience great difficulties in preparing for the gymnasium exam on their own and therefore fail it. For this reason, the Lern-Forum has been offering gymnasium preparation courses for Swiss students for years. With the holiday intensive course, the participants are ideally prepared for the upcoming gymnasium examination so that they can pass the exam, be accepted into the gymnasium, and successfully continue their desired school career.

Gymnasium preparation holiday course

With the gymnasium preparation holiday courses, Swiss students are optimally prepared for the gymnasium exams in March. We rely on extensive and varied teaching materials and exercises to cover the different examination areas comprehensively.

In our holiday course every student receives comprehensive preparation for the upcoming exam. We use the appropriate exercises and teaching materials to achieve the best possible results. Of course, we also take into account the different focuses of the central entrance examination for the long-track gymnasium and the short-track gymnasium.

In the latter case, 90 minutes of mathematics, 45 minutes of German as well as 90 minutes of essay and 60 minutes of French are examined, whereas the gymnasium examination for the long-track gymnasium only includes 60 minutes of mathematics, 45 minutes of German and 60 minutes of essay. However, not only the two exams differ, but also the individual students. Therefore, in our gymnasium preparation course, each student is promoted individually, which students and parents have always appreciated and thanked us for.

Unfortunately, many students start preparing for the gymnasium exam much too late. For this reason, we offer our extensive holiday course not only during the summer holidays, but also during the autumn holidays, Christmas holidays, as well as the sports holidays and the spring holidays. During the holidays, our gymnasium preparation course takes place from Monday to Friday, and all subjects that are tested in the corresponding exam are covered.

Alternatively, during the sports vacations, students have the opportunity to participate in our holiday course as a full-day program. This is a well-structured and intensive week of preparation and includes a delicious lunch for the students to take some refreshment during the day.

In our gymnasium preparation holiday course, we offer our students many different exercises so that a wide range of topics is covered, and the students never have to do the same exercises several times. This way we ensure maximum learning success for all participants and prepare them ideally for the upcoming exams, so that the students can continue their school career successfully at the gymnasium!

  • Course Dates
  • Long-term (6th year)
  • Short-term (FMS-HMS)
  • BMS
Kurs
genaue Kursdaten hier

Herbst- / Weihnachts- und Sportferien*

Daten siehe Tabellenende

Kurszeiten (Mo - Fr)

vormittags / nachmittags / ganztags

Kosten Fr.  Flyer
Langzeitgymnasium
Deutsch + Mathematik
Sommerferien
Herbstferien
Sportferien (auch Ganztagskurse)

genaue Daten und Kurszeiten
hier klicken

9.00 - 12.00 h oder
12.30 - 15.30 h

9.00 - 15.45 h (ganztags)
780.—
1'510.—
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Langzeitgymnasium Sportferien
Deutsch + Mathematik
Sportferien beide Wochen

1. + 2. Ferienwoche
2. + 3. Ferienwoche

9.00 - 12.00 h oder
12.30 - 15.30 h
1'510.— PDF icon
Langzeitgymnasium
Deutsch + Mathematik
Weihnacht-Neujahrsferien
3-Tage-Crashkurs Weihnacht
1. oder 2. Woche
9.00 - 13.00 h

680.—

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Kurzzeitgymnasium
(Math / F / D)
Sommerferien
Herbstferien
Sportferien (auch Ganztagskurse)
genaue Daten und Kurszeiten
hier klicken

9.00 - 12.00 h oder
12.30 - 15.30 h
9.00 - 15.45 h (ganztags)

780.—
780.—
1'530.—
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Kurzzeitgymnasium
(Math / F / D)
Sportferien beide Wochen
1. + 2. Ferienwoche
2. + 3. Ferienwoche
9.00 - 12.00 h 

12.30 - 15.30 h

1'420.— PDF icon
Kurzzeitgymnasium
Math / F / D
Weihnachts- Neujahrsferien
3-Tage-Crashkurs Weihnacht
1. oder 2. Woche
9.00 - 13.00 h
13.30 - 17.30 h
660.— PDF icon
BMS (nur in Zürich)
Weihnachts- Neujahrsferien
3-Tage-Crashkurs Weihnacht
1. oder 2. Woche

13.30 - 17.30 h
680.— PDF icon
BMS (nur in Zürich)
Sportferien
keine Ganztagskurse
Vor-Ferienwoche
1. Ferienwoche
2. Ferienwoche
3. Ferienwoche
9.00 - 12.15 h
12.30 - 15.45 h
790.— PDF icon
 
In allen Kursgebühren sind die Kursunterlagen inbegriffen
 

1. Woche Herbstferien 5.10.20 - 9.10.20 nur in Zürich

2. Woche Herbstferien 12.10.20 - 16.10.20 nur in Zürich

1. Woche Weihnachtsferien 21.12.20 - 23.12.20 nur in Zürich

2. Woche Weihnachtsferien 28.12.20 - 30.12.20 nur in Zürich

Vor-Woche Sportferien 8.2.21 - 12.2.21  in Zürich und Winterthur

1. Woche Sportferien 15.2.21 - 19.2.21 in Zürich und Winterthur

2. Woche Sportferien 22.2.21 - 26.2.21 nur in Zürich

3. Woche Sportferien 1.3.21 - 5.3.21 nur in Zürich

Achtung: Die angemeldeten Schüler erhalten eine Bestätigung mit Kurzeit und Kursdaten. Es gelten die Kurszeiten auf der Rechnung und nicht diejenigen auf der Website!

Long-term Gymnasium Preparation:

German and mathematics

During the holidays, students are well-rested and more receptive. We practice the exam material, solve exams from previous years, expand vocabulary and review German grammar. Students also write an essay each day.

Summer holiday course:

Steady into the new school year: Our experience shows that mastering the school material in the 5th grade is an important prerequisite for good grades from the first exam. The grade point average of the entire 1st semester is reflected in the report card (February). Only the good report card creates optimal conditions for success in the examination.

Autumn holiday course:

Review and strengthening of the material, few exam problems (it is still too early for these) plus essay training (students write an essay each day)

Christmas / New Year holiday course:

Short repetition of the entire material and solving of examination tasks. In this way, gaps can be identified and corrected in time.

Sports holiday course:

Short repetition over the whole material, practising examination tasks in quick succession.

There is still about 3 hours of homework per day. On the one hand, the students prepare for the next day (solving exams) and on the other hand they consolidate the material of the lessons.

(If desired, an essay can be corrected by the proofreading team for an additional charge).

Please give us a call if you have any questions.

Phone: +44 267 30 00

 

You can find more information about the chances of success at long-track here.

Short-term Gymnasium/FMS/HMS Preparation

Maths - German - French

For over 14 years, we have been offering prep courses for the Gymnasium entrance exam during the winter and spring holidays. We review the material with exams from previous years and parallel practice problems.

We practise the three exam subjects mathematics, French and German, with the emphasis primarily being on mathematics and French.
Students usually study for the German portion of the exam at home. We provide a short review of German grammar.

We thoroughly practise French text comprehension, correctly answering text-related questions as well as text production (rédaction approx. 50 words). We also review formal French grammar.
However, the course week is not long enough to fill large knowledge gaps.

In order for students to benefit from the course as much as possible and to ensure a stimulating learning environment, students must complete their homework.

Phone: 044 267 30 01

Vocational School - BMS

We offer special preparatory courses for the entrance exam to BMS (vocational school) in Zürich. The three-hour course consists of a 1.5-hour review of the entire maths material and a 1.5-hour language review, during which German, French and English are reviewed intensively.

Because the BMS entrance exam was merged in 2015 and students of all disciplines now take the same exam, we completely revised our courses and now offer a single course for all students that matches to the new exam format.

More information about BMS courses and overview of available spaces

Phone: 044 267 30 02

Gymnasium preparation holiday course

Gymnasium and BMS Entrance Exam

Good to know

Students of the 3rd sec. have the possibility to take both the Gymi and the BMS exams, as the exams are not on the same day.

This increases the chances of successfully passing one of the exams.

Holiday course subjects

Long-track Gymnasium

Mo - Fr each 3 hours / day

Short-track Gymnasium

Mo - Fr each 3 hours / day

Vocational Secondary Schools

Mo - Fr each 3 1/4 hours / day

Students can book a maximum of 2 weeks. If they book both course weeksstudents receive new exercises. The course folder is different for each week. The entire group either uses folder A or folder B.

 

Full day course incl. lunch

Concentrated week of preparation during the winter (sports) holidays incl. hot meal.
Students will be supervised for the whole day.

9.00 am - 3.45 pm 

Exam simulation "like real"

With the famous Lern-Forum entrance exam simulation, your child can write and experience the exam under real conditions.

You will receive a detailed, individual correction with tips and hints on how to optimise your results in the cantonal entrance examination.

Our grading system corresponds to the grading scale of the public examination.

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