IMS Preparation

IMS Preparation Courses in Zürich

Every year, many Swiss students take the IMS entrance exam. In Zürich, the exam takes place at the end of October. This exam is the big challenge that your children have to master if they want to attend a computer science middle school, or IMS for short, in Switzerland. The IMS is a 4-year education that follows attendance at the third level of secondary school.

The school itself is attended for three full years before a one-year internship in a company is on the schedule. The final qualification is the commercial vocational baccalaureate and the certificate of proficiency as an IT specialist. The latter in particular is becoming increasingly important in today's world, which is why many students decide to the Computer Science Middle School.

In addition, graduation from the Informatikmittelschule enables students to enter higher technical schools and to study at universities of applied sciences. However, in order to benefit from the great opportunities and possibilities of this professional field, your children must first successfully pass the IMS entrance exam. This is exactly what we have been helping a wide variety of Swiss students to do for many years at the Lern-Forum in Zürich.

The IMS entrance exam

Registration for the IMS entrance exam

In order for you to register your child for the entrance exam, they must be attending or have completed the third level of secondary education, level A or B. Alternatively, registration is also possible after an equivalent education has been completed, but your children must not be 18 years old before May 1 of the year of entry. You can easily register your children via the corresponding online portal.

Contents of the IMS entrance examination

The entrance examination for the computer science middle school is divided into three examination subjects. Mathematics and German are examined. The examination in Mathematics and German lasts 90 minutes each. In Mathematics, Geometry is covered in addition to Algebra and Arithmetic. Text comprehension, language analysis and an essay are on the examination schedule in German.

Passing the IMS entrance exam

The exam is considered passed with an average grade of at least 4.0, where the grade is made up of 40 percent Mathematics, 40 percent German and 20 percent French. So once your children have achieved at least 4.0 in the entrance exam, they can start at a computer science middle school in Zürich.

Successful IMS preparation

To ensure that your children have the best chances in the IMS entrance exam, we prepare them optimally for the upcoming exam in our preparation courses. Our experienced teachers work with teaching materials adapted to the current curriculum, look closely at the strengths and weaknesses of the participants and repeat and deepen the three exam subjects Mathematics and German in effective course units.

For many years, we have been preparing countless Swiss students very successfully for the entrance exam for the computer science middle school, which is probably also the reason why our IMS preparation is extremely popular. With our preparatory courses, we not only significantly increase the chances of a successful entrance exam, but also make it much easier for your children to enter the computer science middle school.Therefore, professional and efficient preparation for the IMS entrance exam is a good choice for all students that they will not regret!

Course dates accompanying school preparation

Course dates Saturday

Course dates Wednesday & Saturday

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IMS Course Dates

CourseLevelStarting dateTimeLocationDetailsCost CHFAvailable
Prüfungssimulation IMS
unsere Schüler
3. Sek.So 01.10.2307:45 - 12:45Zürich KreuzplatzDetails 250.-- many Register
Prüfungssimulation IMS
externe Schüler
3. Sek.So 01.10.2307:45 - 12:45Zürich KreuzplatzDetails 275.-- many Register
IMS 1. Woche Herbstferien3. Sek.9.10 23 - 13.10.2312:30 - 15:30Zürich KreuzplatzDetails 980.-- many Register
IMS 2. Woche Herbstferien3. Sek.16.10.23 - 20.10.2312:30 - 15.:30Zürich KreuzplatzDetails 980.-- few Register
IMS 2. Woche Herbstferien3. Sek.16.10.23 - 20.10.2309.00 - 12.00Zürich KreuzplatzDetails 980.-- few Register

Changed IMS entrance examination 2023 - school year 2024/2025

This year, for the first time, the IMS entrance examination will be held according to the new regulations. The examination date will take place after the autumn vacations. The report marks count for half.
Examination subjects: Mathematics, German (no oral examination).

Experience grades: Mathematics, German, French, English.

Date Entrance Exam:

Next IMS entrance exam date not yet set.

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