General education school leaving certificate obtained on completion of grade 9 at the Hauptschule or any other lower secondary level school. This first general qualification is generally used to enter a course of vocational training within the dual system. In some Länder pupils who have achieved a particular level of performance may be awarded a so-called qualifying Hauptschulabschluss at the end of grade 9 and in some Länder it is possible to obtain what is known as an extended Hauptschulabschluss on completion of grade 10.
|Quellenangabe der englischsprachigen Definition||Secretariat of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and cultural affairs of the Länder|
|Zuletzt geändert am||19.08.2010|