Preparation for long grammar school

School preparatory course on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

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Samstag (30 mal)5./6. Klasse16.03.2409:30 - 12:00Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 4850.-- many Register
Mittwoch (30 mal)5./6. Klasse27.03.2413:30 - 15:40Zürich StadelhofenDetails 4850.-- many Register
Samstag (26 mal)5./6. Klasse18.05.2409:30 - 12:00Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 4490.-- many Register
Mittwoch (26 mal)5./6. Klasse22.05.2413:30 - 15:40Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 4490.-- many Register
Samstag (18 mal)6. Klasse24.08.2409:00 - 11:10Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 2940.-- many Register
Samstag (18 mal)6. Klasse24.08.2411:20 - 13:30Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 2980.-- many Register
Samstag (18 mal)6. Klasse24.08.2413:45 - 15:55Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2980.-- many Register
Samstag (18 mal)6. Klasse24.08.2409:00 - 11:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2980.-- many Register
Samstag (18 mal)6. Klasse24.08.2409:00 - 11:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2980.-- many Register
Samstag (18 mal)6. Klasse24.08.2409:00 - 11:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2980.-- many Register
Samstag (18 mal)6. Klasse24.08.2411:20 - 13:30Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2980.-- many Register
Sonntag (18 mal)6. Klasse25.08.2410:00 - 12:10Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 2980.-- many Register
Samstag (16 mal)6. Klasse07.09.2411:20 - 13:30Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2640.-- many Register
Samstag (16 mal)6. Klasse07.09.2409:00 - 11:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2640.-- many Register
Samstag (16 mal)6. Klasse07.09.2413:45 - 15:55Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2640.-- many Register
Samstag (16 mal)
NUR Mathematik
6. Klasse07.09.2411:20 - 13:30Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2640.-- many Register
Samstag (16 mal)
NUR Deutsch
6. Klasse07.09.2411:20 - 13:20Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2640.-- many Register
Sonntag (16 mal)6. Klasse08.09.2410:00 - 12:10Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 2640.-- many Register
Dienstag (18 mal)6. Primar10.09.2417.00 - 19.10Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 2980.-- many Register
Mittwoch (18 mal)6. Primar11.09.2413:30 - 15:40Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2980.-- many Register
Mittwoch (18 mal)6. Klasse11.09.2416:00 - 18:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2980.-- many Register
Mittwoch (18 mal)6. Primar11.09.2413:30 - 15:40Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2980.-- many Register
Samstag (14 mal)6. Primar21.09.2409:00 - 11:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Samstag (14 mal)6. Primar21.09.2411:20 - 13:30Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Samstag (14 mal)6. Primar21.09.2413:45 - 15:55Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Samstag (14 mal)6. Primar21.09.2409:00 - 11:10Winterthur FrauenzentraleDetails 2350.-- many Register
Samstag (14 mal)
NUR Deutsch
6. Klasse21.09.2411:20 - 13:20Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Samstag (14 mal)
NUR Mathematik
6. Klasse21.09.2411:20 - 13:30Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Sonntag (14 mal)6. Primar22.09.2410:00 - 12:10Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 2350.-- many Register
Dienstag (16 mal)6. Primar24.09.2417.00 - 19.10Zu HauseDetails 2640.-- many Register
Mittwoch (16 mal)6. Klasse25.09.2416:00 - 18:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2640.-- many Register
Mittwoch (16 mal)6. Primar25.09.2413:30 - 15:40Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2640.-- many Register
Dienstag (14 mal)6. Primar22.10.2417.00 - 19.10Zu HauseDetails 2350.-- many Register
Dienstag (14 mal)6. Primar22.10.2417.00 - 19.10Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 2350.-- many Register
Mittwoch (14 mal)6. Primar23.10.2413:30 - 15:40Winterthur FrauenzentraleDetails 2350.-- many Register
Mittwoch (14 mal)6. Primar23.10.2416:00 - 18:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Mittwoch (14 mal)6. Primar23.10.2416:00 - 18:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Mittwoch (14 mal)6. Primar23.10.2413:30 - 15:40Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Donnerstag (14 mal)6. Primar24.10.2417.00 - 19.10Zu HauseDetails 2350.-- many Register
Donnerstag (14 mal)6. Primar24.10.2417.00 - 19.10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Donnerstag (14 mal)6. Primar24.10.2417.00 - 19.10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 2350.-- many Register
Samstag (10 mal)
NUR Mathematik
6. Klasse09.11.2411:20 - 13:30Zürich StadelhofenDetails 1780.-- many Register
Samstag (10 mal)
NUR Deutsch
6. Klasse09.11.2411:20 - 13:20Zürich StadelhofenDetails 1780.-- many Register
Samstag (10 mal)6. Primar09.11.2409:00 - 11:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 1780.-- few Register
Samstag (10 mal)6. Primar09.11.2409:00 - 11:10Winterthur FrauenzentraleDetails 1780.-- many Register
Samstag (10 mal)6. Primar09.11.2413:40 - 15:50Zürich StadelhofenDetails 1780.-- many Register
Samstag (10 mal)6. Primar09.11.2411:20 - 13:30Zürich StadelhofenDetails 1780.-- many Register
Sonntag (10 mal)6. Primar10.11.2410:00 - 12:10Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 1780.-- many Register
Dienstag (10 mal)6. Primar19.11.2417.00 - 19.10Zu HauseDetails 1780.-- many Register
Dienstag (10 mal)6. Primar19.11.2417.00 - 19.10Zürich StadelhoferplatzDetails 1780.-- many Register
Mittwoch (10 mal)6. Primar20.11.2413:30 - 15:40Winterthur FrauenzentraleDetails 1780.-- many Register
Mittwoch (10 mal)6. Primar20.11.2416:00 - 18:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 1780.-- many Register
Mittwoch (10 mal)6. Primar20.11.2413:30 - 15:40Zürich StadelhofenDetails 1780.-- many Register
Donnerstag (10 mal)6. Primar21.11.2417:00 - 19:10Zu HauseDetails 1780.-- many Register
Donnerstag (10 mal)6. Primar21.11.2417:00 - 19:10Zürich StadelhofenDetails 1780.-- many Register

Preparatory courses for long grammar school

Almost all children in the 6th grade elementary school have small gaps in the school material. In the entrance exam, you have to fight for every point and not give away any points unnecessarily.

In our preparation courses for the long grammar school, each topic is thoroughly repeated and consolidated so that students can master the school material off the cuff and easily recall it in the exam. In the exam, the material is asked in a blended form. Students must be able to immediately match the task to the correct subject. The child's intelligence plays an important role, but diligence in preparation is also an important ingredient that can lead to a successful entrance exam.

It is often claimed that the material was only poorly covered in school or not covered at all. It may also be that students have forgotten some topics again. Essay writing is neglected in elementary school, so the structure and style of an essay are foreign to students. In the entrance examination, a text must be written on a specific topic and the essay is evaluated according to whether the student has responded to the topic and whether he or she can express himself or herself in writing in German. Essay writing is not a talent, but can be trained through targeted essay instruction. In our in-school courses, essays are corrected with a comprehensive review and graded based on the entrance exam scale.

In our preparation courses, each topic is worked on in small groups using specific exercises. Each child can ask questions immediately, and the task is explained to them individually. In this way, it is possible to respond to and encourage each child. If he understands the material, the motivation to learn more increases. The child gains self-confidence and school grades improve. Good students are justifiably proud of their achievements.

Because even if the entrance examination for the long grammar school was narrowly missed, students still start secondary school with good prerequisites. Then it is open to them again to try the exam after the second or third grade sec. Consistent performance and avoiding gaps are important. That is why many students book our preliminary course for the first sec after the sixth grade. The better the grades, the easier it is for their child to go to school.

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Why should you go to long grammar school?

In the canton of Zurich, the long grammar school has a long tradition. Particularly inquisitive and bright children are encouraged to enter the long grammar school directly after 6th grade elementary school, without the detour via secondary school.

Once the child has passed the Gymi exams, nothing stands in the way of his university education. Actually, it is pointless to plan the child's life and education so early. Because already in puberty the child develops its own desires and makes its own decisions, so that the child can be influenced, but no longer controlled.

Still, most parents want to give their child the best education, assuming that an excellent education offers freedom in career choice and a financially secure future. Continuous learning in adult life opens new doors in other professional fields.

Knowing the importance of a sound education, more and more private schools are offering expensive Matura courses that not all parents can afford.

The main advantage of the cantonal long grammar schools is that for parents they are free of charge. This is also the reason why there is a big rush to Zurich's high schools every year. The places are limited and not all students who want to go to high school can be admitted.


Long grammar school entrance exam

The entrance exam for the long grammar school forms a hurdle that not all children take. The first selection takes place. In German, text comprehension, grammar and essay writing, including spelling, are tested, and in Mathematics, complex text problems. Children of academic parents have a clear advantage here, since in such families the vocabulary of everyday conversations is more varied and complex topics are discussed at the table. Academic parents know the privileges of a university education.


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In our courses, we use our own developed course material. 

Clearly structured, excellently built, exceptional design

  1. Theory
  2. simple exercises for understanding
  3. more difficult exercises for exam preparation
  4. Examination tasks

Sample Pages Course Folder Gymi Preparation Long Term High School

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Essay training long grammar school

  • 5 essays (26 course days)
  • 4 essays (18 course days)
  • 3 essays (16 course days)
  • 2 essays (14 course days)
  • 1 essay (10 course days).

We discuss the composition, structure, and, choice of content and carefully correct the essay. At the beginning of the course, students write more essays. Toward the end, we focus on solving the exam tasks.
We are always up-to-date and always adapt our course folder to the latest requirements.

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  • Admission requirements
  • Difficulty of the exam

Admission requirements long-term gymnasium

The entrance examination consists of various parts:

If overall school marks are factored into the admission decision, then students have passed the entrance exam as long as they have an average of 4.5. To determine the average, the following grades are all weighted equally:

There are no more oral entrance examinations.

Exam result = average between the incoming marks and exam score
Exam result ≥ 4.75: Admission
Exam result < 4.75: Rejection

Requirements for students from private schools (without incoming marks):

Exam result = Exam grade
Exam result ≥ 4.50: Admission
Exam result < 4.50: Rejection

Why is the entrance examination for the long-term gymnasium so difficult?

The strict selection at the end of each school level is partly due to historical reasons.

Making admission to the gymnasium dependent on a demanding entrance exam has political as well as financial reasons. The university and prestigious educational path swallows up a lot of tax money and therefore no money should be "wasted" for students with moderate motivation.

The examination requires complex thinking in every aspect:

  1. Writing of a text on a given topic (essay)
  2. Grasping the core message of a text and understanding the author's message (text comprehension)
  3. Multilevel calculation with terms and fractions
  4. Dividing calculation tasks in text form into several calculation steps and obtaining the required result (text tasks).

Through constant training, the students learn to understand the tasks quickly and correctly and are motivated to believe in themselves and gradually apply a specific rule to each question. Students of quick comprehension need less practice to understand the tasks. However, our preparation courses are designed so that even an averagely talented child will understand the tasks and pass the exam after completing the course.

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Short-term gymnasium

We also practice for the short-term gymnasium entrance examination, and at the same time the students learn an efficient working technique so that they can solve the tasks independently.

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Our customized course material is continuously adapted to the current requirements of the central entrance examination.

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New: Courses on Sunday

Many children engaged in sports are busy with competitions, football matches, etc. on Saturday. By popular request we now also offer preparation courses on Sundays.

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Gym preparation with milestones

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Our milestone program now offers students the new opportunity to prepare flexibly through guided self-study.

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Our Teachers

Our preparatory courses for long-term gymnasium are partly taught by trained primary school teachers and partly by outstanding students with teaching experience. The progress of the group is discussed and deficiencies are corrected immediately.

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Course material

We are well equipped and provide supplementary exercises with solutions to deepen the material, old gymnasium examination and the latest teaching materials. The course folder is supplemented every year and adapted to the requirements. 

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