Mittelstufe (German Middle School)
The German Middle School runs from 6th to 10th grade. We offer all subjects offered by schools in Germany: German, mathematics, English, French, natural sciences, social sciences, sports, arts, physical education, religion/ethics and music. Our teaching is based on modern methods, taught using the latest technocal teaching aids.
Our curriculum is based on the official curriculum of Germany. It is focused on competencies, providing a modern, holistic education, enriched by the educational principles most typical of Germany and Europe:
independent critical thinking,
social and environmental awareness and responsibility and
Recognized German state certificates are issued after 9th and 10th grades respectively:
HAUPTSCHULABSCHLUSS (school leaving certificate) after 9th grade
REALSCHULABSCHLUSS (school leaving certificate) after 10th grade
ZUGANG ZUR GYMNASIALEN OBERSTUFE (the official permit to be promoted to 11th grade) after10th grade.
All students can proceed to the 11th grade to be part of our IB Diploma Programme which gives access to universities worldwide, but especially to universities within Germany.
The German Secondary of GESM offers elective subjects in the area of sports, arts and also academic subjects, as well a specific support lessons, for example language support in German.
We also offer extra-curricular activities. The students may take part in activities like sports, arts, and languages. These activities are offered in collaboration with the French School, the Lycée Français de Manille, and with our International Section.
Please note: It is not necessary that students from outside who opt for the German Middle School to be perfect native German speakers, but it will be necessary to acquire a profound knowledge within one or two years by intensive studies.