Preparatory course long-term gymnasium entrance exam
65 mins German and 65 mins mathematics every week
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- Difficulty of the Exam
Course Dates and Costs for Secondary Level II 6-Year Track
Admission Requirements of Canton Schools ZH
The entrance exam consists of several 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:
Oral entrance exams are no longer required.
Exam result = average between the incoming marks and exam score
Exam result ≥ 4.5: admission
Exam result < 4.5: rejection
Exam requirements for private school (without incoming marks):
Exam result = exam grade
Exam result ≥ 4.00: admission
Exam result < 4.00: rejection
Gymnasium entrance exam date: 8. March 2021
Why is the exam so difficult?
The rigorous entrance policies for each school level are based partly on historical structures.
The decision to make entry into Gymnasium dependent on a difficult exam is based on both political and financial concerns. The prestigious university route of education eats up a lot of tax money, and this money is not to be "wasted" on students who lack exceptional motivation.
The exam requires advanced thinking in various areas:
Through regular practice, students become familiar with the requirements placed on them by the exam and are encouraged to trust themselves and work methodically.
Students who learn quickly require fewer similar exercises in order to understand a concept.
Our prep courses are designed to help average children understand and pass the exam.
While preparing for the entrance exam, students also learn to work efficiently and solve problems on their own.
Specific essay practice
- 4 essays (18-day course)
- 3 essays (16-day course)
- 2 essays (14-day course)
- 1 essay (10-day course)
We discuss the structure and content of each essay and correct it carefully. At the beginning of the course, students write several essays. The later part of the course is focused on solving exam problems.
The primary students are getting a new maths book. We are always paying attention to current developments in the curriculum, and we adjust our courses accordingly.
Wir üben für die Kurzzeitgymi-Aufnahmeprüfung, wobei die Schüler gleichzeitig eine effiziente Arbeitstechnik lernen, sodass sie die Aufgaben selbständig lösen können.
Preview Course Materials
Our customized course material is continuously adapted to the current requirements of the central entrance examination.
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.
Our Langzeitgymnasium prep courses are either taught by trained primary school teachers or by students with teaching experience and top marks. The progress of each group is discussed and issues are resolved immediately.
- Preparation long-track gymnasium
Courses for the preparation for the long-term high school. Successful exam preparation for primary school students from 6th grade upwards into the Long-Track Gymnasium.
- Preparation short-track gymnasium
Successful exam preparation and tutoring courses for the short-term gymnasium entrance examination from Sec. We offer tutoring lessons for Mathematics, French, German and more. More Information and Registration here.
- Gymnasium preparation holiday courses
Intensive courses and holiday courses so pupils can prepare for the gymnasium entrance exam. Check out our list of holiday and intensive courses focused on the gymnasium examination.
- Mock exam
Lern-Forum offers simulated exams so that your child can get a realistic assessment of his/her learning level and determine whether he/she is ready for the upcoming entrance examinations.
- Gymnasium preparation course 5th grade
Gymnasium preparation for 5th year primary students. In our courses, your child will learn how to understand and interpret texts, build vocabulary, improve math knowledge, improve essay-writing and much more. Your child will be fully prepared for the 2021 entrance exam.
- Gymnasium preparation 1st Sec.
Gymnasium preparation courses from 1st grade secondary school. In these learning courses your child will learn how to understand and interpret age-appropriate texts, build vocabulary, essay teaching, math 1st sec., sentence tasks 1st sec.
- e-Learning Online Courses
We offer online preparation courses for BMS, short and long-track gymnasium. We also offer online courses in the subjects Math, German and essay training.
- Essay training gymnasium preparation
Targeted, age-appropriate essay training for primary and secondary students. These students learn and train how to write great essays in small groups.
- Oral Exam
Lern-Forum has been offering preparatory courses for the oral gymnasium examination in German, French and mathematics for years.
- Gymi Prep Milestones
In the course "Gymi Prep with Milestones" students work with the proven teaching materials and course folders from the Lern-Forum.
- Gymnasium prep taster days
In the first weeks after the summer holidays, the Lern-Forum offers taster courses in preparation for the Gymnasium and BMS for everyone.
- Probation accompaniment
Intensive and holiday courses during the autumn holiday to assist or prepare you to pass the gymnasium probationary period.
- Gymiprüfung 2021
Vorbereitungskurse für die Zentrale Aufnahmeprüfung für das Gymnasium bei Lern-Forum.ch
- Exam archive
Free gymnasium exam exercises and old tests for preparing for the 2021 entrance examination. Feel free to go through and download any files of previous gymnasium exams.
- Frequently Asked Questions – Gymi exam
We have answered a list of frequently asked questions about the gymnasium exam and BMS exam. You can post your questions here and we will answer you as soon as possible
- Guide for the gymnasium examination
Guide to the Gymnasium entrance examination - All information on the gymnasium examination - Central entrance examination
- Our gymnasium preparation course material
Our course material for gymnasium preparation. Sample exercises in mathematics, French and German. Insight into our course material.