Gymi preparation canton Zürich


Preparation for Gymnasium entrance exam

This year, thousands of students will give the entrance exam for Zürich Gymnasium their best effort. However, the failure rate remains high. Many students do not prepare adequately for the exam, or find they do not know how to the best way prepare at all.

Lern-Forum offers an unmatched selection of preparatory courses for the entrance exams for long- and short-track Gymnasium.

Gymnasium - a ticket for your future

Now as always, an excellent education is the key to your future career. In addition to foreign languages, Gymnasium students learn the abstract thinking that is more vital than ever in high-level professions.


Without focussed preparation for Gymnasium, the transition is all but impossible. Even when the schools offer Gymi prep two lessons a week, it is usually not enough.

The teachers have to prepare and copy the practice material, which takes a lot of time and effort. At Lern-Forum, all of our course documents are constantly being updated and made to conform with current teaching materials.
We employ teachers whose sole job is to prepare course materials. These materials are then sent to a printer.

Thanks to the tightly-run courses, the students learn very efficiently and can close gaps in their knowledge while gaining confidence in their ability to solve problems.

Stressed students

Swiss TV report about Lern-Forum (Rundschau 16th May 2009)


Watch the video to get an idea of how the prep courses are run.

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Entry requirements for Zürich canton schools

Exam requirements for students from state secondary schools (with incoming marks):
Exam score = Average of score and incoming marks
Exam score ≥ 4.25: Acceptance
Exam score ≥ 4.00 and < 4.25: oral exam
Exam score < 4.00: Rejections

Exam requirements for students from private schools (without incoming marks):
Exam score = Prüfungsnote
Exam score ≥ 4.00: Acceptance
Exam score ≥ 3.50 and < 4: oral exam
Exam score < 3.50: Rejection

Entrance exam date: 9th/10th March 2020

Registration closes 10th February 2020 (at the canton schools)


Short-track Gymnasium Prep Courses

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday courses

The prep courses during the school year prepare students for Gymnasium over a longer period of time. The children attend the prep course once a week, improving their knowledge through well-designed exercises and writing weekly essays.

Long-track Gymnasium

Short-track Gymnasium

Preparatory courses during the holidays:

Autumn holiday:
Basis course - Strengthening and repetition

Sport holiday:
Exam prep course - Practice exam questions and test-taking skills

4 lessons a day, 45-minute lessons
Fr. 780.-- incl. materials

Intensive holiday courses

Realistic mock exam

There is no more oral exam for primary students. Four hours decide whether your child is accepted to long-track Gymnasium. The Gymi exams take place in mid-March. Chances of success

Mock exam course dates

  • BMS Preparation

    Tutoring and intensive holiday courses so your child can prepare for the BMS entrance exam.

  • IT School (IMS)

    Tutoring and intensive holiday courses to optimally prepare your child for the IMS entrance examination.

  • FMS Vorbereitung

    Nachhilfe und intensive Ferienkurse, um Ihr Kind optimal auf die FMS Aufnahmeprüfung vorzubereiten.

  • Matura Preparation

    Repetition preparation courses of all relevant subjects for the Matura examinations in mathematics and French.