In our preparatory courses, we deal with all topics that are relevant for the entrance examination. However, the courses of Lern-Forum go beyond the entrance exam. We also look at individual topics that will be dealt with at the beginning of the probationary period. We want you to have a great start at Gymnasium!
The learning objectives are based on the curriculum of Zurich primary schools (Edition 2010, p. 269- 280) and the teaching materials used. The use of calculators is not allowed in the exam. A clear, comprehensible presentation of the calculation method is particularly important. This will, of course, be practised intensively in our courses.
The German exam consists of two parts. For the essay part, students are allowed to use a school dictionary ("Wort für Wort" or "Duden Rechtschreibung"). The learning objectives are based on the primary school syllabus of the canton of Zurich (Edition 2005, p. 135-141).
Writing a Text
Marked on 3 aspects: content, style, grammar.
The essay is an important tool for judging the maturity of a child. Essays are marked very strictly. At Lern-Forum, we intensively practise the writing of good essays. Teachers will only correct some of the essays written by the students. The rest will be corrected by an external, specialised team who will follow the official guidelines of the central entrance examination when marking their assessments. Students will therefore receive a lot of feedback.
Text comprehension and interpretation (grammar and expression)
Careful and concentrated work is also of great importance in the German exam. Students should be able to correctly follow instructions. In addition, points will be deducted for spelling mistakes in this portion of the exam.
Further information on the learning objectives as well as the exact requirements (grades, etc.) for the entrance examination can be found on our website www.lern-forum.ch. We offer preparatory courses from autumn onwards. There are both courses in school time and in the holidays. We teach in small groups of up to 8 students. Thanks to our up-to-date and proven course materials and excellent teachers, we provide outstanding preparation for the entrance exam.
Learning objectives for the Langzeitgymnasium entrance exam
We offer intensive courses during the summer, autumn, winter and sports holidays.
These courses have been especially popular for many years. Our basic course during the autumn holidays offers students a comprehensive review for all levels, making students feel confident about the material and helping them rediscover their enjoyment of learning. Our winter (sports) holiday courses add the final touch before the entrance exam.
Autumn holiday: basic course (only 1 week can be booked)
Winter (sports) holiday: exam training (both weeks can be booked - different course folders)
Long-term gymnasium prep courses from 6th grade
Since the German grade counts for 40%in the long-term gymnasium entrance exam, linguistic expression, text interpretation and grammar are more important than ever.
In our courses, we regularly write essays that are corrected, assessed and graded by a specialized team.
- 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.