Gymnasium exam prep in small groups

With our well-organized course folder, we systematically review and solidify school material through practice problems in groups of 3 to 8 students. We have excellent training and course materials to match the new curriculum (especially in French and mathematics).
After the review, we then look at previous entrance exams and discuss these in detail.

All courses run until March 2020.

We practice for the entrance exam while students also learn efficient strategies to solve the problems independently.

We have a large selection of supplementary exercises, previous exams and the latest teaching materials.

Short-track Gymnasium / HMS / FMS

Per week: 85 mins maths/geometry and 85 mins German/French

Focus on individual subjects - learn efficiently online

Courses for individual subjects - maths - French - German

Due to popular demand, we are now offering Gymnasium prep courses in individual subjects.
You can now book for French, German, or maths courses. The courses are held weekly during the semester.

Costs, dates, locations for individual subjects


  • Course Dates
  • Holiday Courses
  • Double Registration HMS, FMS
  • Learning objectives
  • Topic lists of the German / Mathematics / French courses

Course dates and costs for short-track Gymnasium


Courses during
the school year

9:00 am -
12:00 pm

12:30 pm -
3:30 pm

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4:45 pm - 7:45 pm

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


18 times

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14 times

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10 times

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Intensive Holiday Courses

Intensive Holiday Courses to Study For Entrance Exam.



Course times (Mo - Fr)

Location(s) Cost CHF Flyer
Gymi prep basis course
Math / German / French
Autumn holiday
1st or 2nd week
(can only book one)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Zürich only 760 Download  
Gymi prep exam course
1 week
Sport holiday
1st/2nd/3rd week
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Zürich
760 Download  
Gymi prep exam course
2 weeks, different course materials
1st + 2nd or
2nd + 3rd
  Zürich   Download  

All price inclusive of course materials

Double Registration Gymnasium – FMS – HMS – IMS

Students in secondary have the opportunity to register for Gymnasium as well as for business school (HMS+), specialized school (FMS) or IT school (IMS). The following applies:

The Canton schools Enge, Hottingen and Büelrain also offer business school programs (BMS). Students who would like to register for business school must note this in the appropriate section of their Gymnasium registration. Later registrations will not be considered.

Students who have achieved a minimum average of 3.87 (without overall grades) on the written entrance exam to the Gymnasium are accepted to business school.

The Canton schools Zurich Birch und Rychenberg (Winterthur) offer specialized school programs (FMS). Students who would like to register for specialized school must note this in the appropriate section of their Gymnasium registration. Later registrations will not be considered.

Students first take the regular entrance exam for Gymnasium. If they achieve an average of at least 3.25 on this exam, students may take an additional exam to gain entrance to specialized school.

Those who have already been admitted to IT school (IMS) after taking the exam in October can register for Gymnasium as well as long as they meet the age requirement. Passing the IMS exam does not guarantee entrance to Gymnasium without taking the entrance exam. However, passing the IMS exam does guarantee entrance to vocational school (BMS).

You cannot register for the combinations HMS – FMS, HMS – IMS or FMS – IMS .

Double registration for Gymnasium and vocational school (BMS) is not possible. Those who have been accepted to Gymnasium are also accepted to BMS. Candidates who have not passed the Gymnasium exam and are seeking an apprenticeship can take the BMS exam later on. For more information, please contact the respective vocational schools.

After the exam, candidates who have double registered will be notified by the school where they originally registered as to whether they will be admitted to business school (HMS) or the additional exam for specialized school (FMS).

Learning objectives

The learning objectives are defined by the official decisions of the Canton of Zürich. There is often a gap between what has been covered in class at school and what is required by the entrance exam (especially in maths). It is for this reason that thorough preparation for the exam is so important.;

We focus not on rote memorisation but on applying learned concepts.

Here you can find and download more information about our learning objectives.



Practice & Course Materials

We are well-equipped with supplementary exercises and solutions for in-depth studying, old Gymnasium exams and the latest teaching materials. The course folder is revised each year and adapted to the newest requirements.

Students receive practice materials that they are not familiar with yet. The old exams (links) are used only in the last third of the exam preparation. Prior to working with old exams, we practice and solidify the entire exam material through exercises with proven effects.

Students also receive an overview of each topic as well as an explanation for later reference.

Links to old exams and free practice materials.

Now students can also prepare independently with our Lern-Forum study materials. Our structured math books for self-study were developed by a Swiss Gymnasium teacher and can be found in our book shop.

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Essay training

Preview Course Materials

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

Example pages here

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.

Dates & Course Time

Learning objectives for 6th grade
primary school

Download further details about learning objectives here.

Have your essay corrected

Not sure if your child writes good essays?
Does your child want to improve their essay writing?

Have your essay corrected and marked professionally at any time

Essay Correction

Preparation at home with milestones

Our milestone programme gives students the opportunity to flexibly prepare for the exam through supported self-study.

Students attend 4 course days and write essays that are corrected by us. The simulation exam is also included in the preparation.

Preparation with milestones

Gymnasium and BMS Entrance Exam

Third-year students have the opportunity to take the Gymi and BMS exam, since these exams do not take place on the same day.

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  • 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.

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    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

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  • Our gymnasium preparation course material

    Our course material for gymnasium preparation. Sample exercises in mathematics, French and German. Insight into our course material.