Pre-course 1st year secondary

Jump-start a successful future

Solidify German and maths skills

Unchanged entrance exam in 2021

The examination regulations for the entrance Gymnasium exam from 2nd / 3rd Secondary school in Zurich planned to completely change admission procedures in 2021. The summarized grades of all exams during the school year and the recommendation of the teacher would count,. An appeal has been filed against this change, so that the examination will be carried out as usual next year. (Experience grades don't count.) as a leading provider of preparatory courses for the entrance exam constantly adjusts the offer to current requirements.
As a leading provider of preparatory courses for the entrance exams, Lern-Forum has adjusted our course offerings accordingly.

We now offer themed courses beginning in the first year of secondary school.

  • Course info
  • Course contents
  • Reasons to attend

Gymi prep for secondary year 1

Mathematics & German Start date Level Time Cost (CHF) Flyer
Quarter course Saturday (10 times)
beginning 28/3/20
Secondary year 1 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 1,580.—

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Quarter course Wednesday (8 times)
beginning 6/5/20

Secondary year 1

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 1,420.—

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Summer holiday course Monday - Friday
10/8/20 - 14/8/20

End of sec. year 1

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 760.—

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Spring holiday course

Tuesday - Saturday
14/4/20 - 18/4/20

Secondary year 1

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 760.—

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Spring holiday course

Tuesday - Saturday
21/4/20 - 25/4/20

Secondary year 1

9:00 pm - 12:00 pm 760.—

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Summer holiday course Monday - Friday
10/8/20 - 14/8/20

End of sec. year 1

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 760.—

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Practise foundational skills in maths and German

We work on basic skills in language and mathematics to create a foundation for exam success.

Course objectives:




The effect of the pre-course on 1st-year secondary students

Parents often ask themselves: when is the proper time to begin preparing for the next level of education?

The child should learn that constant, regular study is the key to success. This ensures that they do not have gaps in their understanding and are able to work on problem areas without rushing. The truth is that teachers prefer and encourage good students. The best students can build on this advantage.

If 1st-year secondary teachers see Gymnasium in your child's future, your child can profit from special attention and become more confident. School is more fun when you understand the material. Homework is no longer a torment, instead becoming a way to confirm and solidify ability.

Due to a large number of parent requests, we now offer a pre-course for 1st-year secondary students.

As usual, our courses are tightly run, led by excellent and motivated teachers and located centrally near Stadelhofen Train Station.

Essay Writing

The writing of essays plays a central role in every entrance examination.


At school, students write very few essays and sometimes none at all.

This makes it all the more important to write texts regularly according to specifications.

This requires a wide range of skills:

  • Writing an essay on a given topic
  • Write down thoughts in a logical and comprehensible way
  • Master sentence structure and style
  • Spelling & Punctuation

The technique of writing essays is learnable. 

Why not start practicing right away?

Have an essay corrected by us

Essay intensive course during the holidays


Pre-course for secondary year 1

Early preparation for the next school level(Gymnasium/FMS/HMS/IMS)
Spring, summer and Saturday courses from April on Register

  • 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.

  • Probation accompaniment

    Intensive and holiday courses during the autumn holiday to assist or prepare you to pass the gymnasium probationary period.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oral Exam

    Lern-Forum has been offering preparatory courses for the oral gymnasium examination in German, French and mathematics for years.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gymi Prep Milestones

    In the course "Gymi Prep with Milestones" students work with the proven teaching materials and course folders from the Lern-Forum.

  • 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

  • Gymiprüfung 2021

    Vorbereitungskurse für die Zentrale Aufnahmeprüfung für das Gymnasium bei

  • Learning objectives for long-track Gymnasium

    Prep courses covering all relevant topics for the entrance exam. The learning objectives are based on the syllabus for Zürich primary schools.

  • Learning objectives for short-track Gymnasium prep courses

    Information on the learning objectives and the exact requirements in our prep courses for short-track Gymnasium.

  • 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.

  • Learning Objectives and Chances of Success

    Chances of success in applying to long-track Gymnasium

  • 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.