No probationary period, no entrance examinations, no additional learning – students with an intermediate school-leaving certificate can breathe a sigh of relief. Until now, if they wanted to graduate from high school, it was a rather awkward path: deadlines had to be met, material had to be re-learned. With the school model "high school graduation in three years will this change in forchheim from the 2012/13 school year?. At the herder-gymnasium, real, business and middle school students can find a "good and easy way to the baccalaureate", says liselotte rall-weib. The head of herder is pleased about the first "introductory" class at your school. It will start in the fall. If 15 students register, the class will be formed. Rall-weib is confident: "I expect 15 registrations – minimum"."
The secondary schools alone had enormous potential, says rall-weib. It refers to information from the ministry. According to the report, educational researchers have found that 40 percent of secondary school students are suitable for the baccalaureate. "No graduation without a connection, the ministry has issued this slogan.
It is a "political suggestion says wolfgang blos, head of the forchheim school board. In bavaria, it is important that the school system is "structured, but transparent". The introductory class and the subsequent attendance of the upper school increase the passability – but not necessarily for the middle school students, says wolfgang blos. Although the education authority will also advertise among M-school students, "they are not the target group of the model.
One must not forget, says wolfgang blos, that the gymnasium is a "rather abstract and theory-based school, while the middle school is more practice-oriented and concrete".
If someone has attended middle school for six years, a transfer to high school is not to be expected. In other words, anyone who was able to think abstractly in high school and attended middle school "was at the wrong school, says wolfgang blos. But at the same time, it is important to note that there are always exceptions. He tells the story of a young woman from gobweinstein who switched from high school to middle school because of personal problems. "She has caught herself and is managing the M-branch lassig", says blos. She is a typical candidate for the baccalaureate in three years.
In the realschule, the number of these candidates is much larger. Gunter maier, head of the hartmann-realschule, says: the graduates now no longer had to take the long way to attend an introductory class in bamberg. "Some people were put off by this," says.
This year it will be easier. 160 graduates are expected at the forchheim secondary school. He is no prophet, says school principal maier, but he already sees "five or six students from the french class", he believes they will graduate from high school in three years. "We are promoting this very useful model," says, says maier. It also makes sense because motivated students are no longer dependent on grades alone. A pedagogical report could pave the way to the introductory class: "this does not depend on any grade point average", says gunter maier "the whole picture of the school is looked at".