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GISA > Secondary School

Welcome
to Secondary 1

After primary school, pupils continue to be taught in mixed-age groups.

Sports, music, art, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, history, geography, ethics, science, home economics and technology as well as French are currently taught by 3 teachers. From class 7 upwards, the children start taking French.

In order to prepare the children for their professional and/or academic future, new subjects and learning methods are constantly being introduced. Digital media are part of the lessons and are used for presentations, homework, research and educational videos. Lessons in small learning groups allow for individual supervision by the teachers. There are numerous support services at the school for children who need special support with spelling, language, etc. Pupils at the GSIS are offered the possibility of obtaining a secondary school leaving certificate if the sufficient number of pupils is sufficient. Furthermore, it is possible to obtain the qualification required for transition to the upper secondary school.

Lessons are taught by teachers qualified in Germany according to the curriculum of the Federal State of Thuringia. A Cambridge International certificate can be obtained by attending preparatory courses on request.

The children can pursue their artistic, musical and/or sports interests in the various groups such as Time for Talents or the Extra Curricular activities. They have the opportunity to learn an instrument, sing in a choir, improve their computer skills, practice Taekwondo and much more.

The school has an IT room, which allows each pupil to work on their own computer. There are also tablets available in the classroom, as well as a flexible beamer and a document camera. The science laboratory was completely refurbished in 2016.

Pupils in classes 5/6 continue to take their pedagogical lunch together in the canteen, and from class 7 upwards, the youth have the freedom to take care of themselves in the adjacent Swiss Club. Once a year, pupils in classes 5-10 take part in a four-day class trip within Ghana.

    In the numerous working groups such as Time for Talents or the Extra Curricular Activities, the children can pursue their artistic, musical and/or sporting inclinations. It is possible to learn to play an instrument, sing in a choir, develop computer skills, practice taekwondo and much more.

    The school has a computer room which allows pupils to work at their own computer and Tablets for the pupils are also available in the class set. The science laboratory was completely refurbished in 2016.

    Pupils in grade 5/6 continue to take part together in the pedagogical lunch offered in the lunch hall and from class 7 onwards the young pupils will have the freedom of taking care of themselves in the adjoining Swiss Club. Students in grades 7-10 participate in a four-day class trip once each within Ghana.