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Curriculum

We offer a full K-12 education -- two parallel sections in German and English from Kindergarten to Grade 10, converging in the last two years to either of two International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes. 

Overview of GESM's Curricula

■ German Section

■ International Section

■ Senior Years Programmes

Ages 3 to 6


Kindergarten and Vorschule

(German Preschool)

Early Years Programme
(Kindergarten & Pre-Primary)

  • Follows IB's Primary Years Programme

Ages 6 to 10/11

Grundschule 
(German Primary)

  • Grades 1 to 4 
     

International Primary 

  • Grades 1 to 5

  • Follows IB's Primary Years Programme

Ages 10/11 to 16

Mittelstufe 
(German Secondary/Middle School)

  • Grades 5 to 10

  • Realschulabschluss or Hauptschulabschluss after Grade 9 or 10

International Secondary 

  • Grades 6 to 10

  • IGCSE Exams taken in Grade 10

  • DSD I (Intermediate German Language Exam) taken in Grade 9
     

Ages 16 to 18

​Senior Years Programmes

  • Grades 11 to 12

  • Students choose between the Diploma or the Career-related Programme, both accredited by the IB (see below)

  • German and English-based courses offered

  • Assessment made by the International Baccalaureate after Grade 12

  • DSD II (Advanced German Language Exam) taken in Grade 11

IB Diploma Programme (DP)

  • university-oriented

  • advanced academics

IB Career-related Programme (CP)

  • skills-based fields
    e.g. graphic design, hospitality, fashion management, game development, etc.

GRADUATION

 
Kids for Peace

 

The German Section follows the German curriculum and offers Kindergarten to Grade 10.​

Kids in Preschool

Our International Section follows an international curriculum and has English as the medium of instruction.

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SENIOR YEARS
PROGRAMMES

 

We offer both the Diploma and the Career-related Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Grades 11 and 12.