High School

At the Mentora Gymnasium, school-leaving qualification is the general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur). With the Abitur, the ability of students to study is proven and entitles them to study at all universities in Germany.

Further school qualifications

Those who go to grammar school will already have another school leaving certificate on their way to high school. After year 9 the prerequisites for the vocational training qualification (BBR) can be fulfilled and after year 10 the middle school diploma (MSA) is achieved through corresponding achievements.


All pupils in grade 10 are required to take the exams for the secondary school leaving certificate (MSA). If the school career ends after the 10th grade, students acquire the vocational qualification (BBR), the extended vocational qualification (eBBR), the MSA or the MSA with transition to upper secondary school (MSA +).

Those who are promoted to grade 10 at the grammar school also meet the requirements for the vocational training qualification (BBR).

Transition to upper secondary school

Achieving the MSA is a mandatory prerequisite for the path to the Abitur, i.e. the transition to upper secondary school. But there are other requirements that must be met.

The year grades must be at least 4. A 5 as a loss of performance is permitted. If there are two grades 5, there must be a balance in two other subjects with at least one 3 each. If a 5 of these is in one of the core subjects (German, mathematics, 1st foreign language, 2nd foreign language), the compensation must also come from a core subject. A 6 must be offset by a grade of 2 twice.

If there is no compensation, if there are more than two failures, if there are two 5 grades in core subjects, if there are two grades 6 or a 6 in the core subject, the transition to upper secondary school is not possible.