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The Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany: Secondary education and post-secondary non-tertiary education

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Secondary education breaks down into lower secondary level (Sekundarstufe I), which comprises the courses of education from grades 5/7 to 9/10 of school, and upper secondary level (Sekundarstufe II), which comprises all the courses of education that build on the foundations laid in the lower secondary level. Secondary level education includes courses offering general education, a combination of general and vocational education, or vocational education.

Document from: Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KMK)


Germany, General education school, Vocational education school, Education system, alternance training system, School, Secondary education, lower secondary school, upper secondary school,

Language German; English
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Last modified 25.10.2018

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