Nyka came to Hamburg together with her husband a few years ago. She is an author for National Geographic, here is the interesting article she wrote
In Germany children are required to attend school for nine years starting from the age of six. The schooling system involves four years of primary education and is then generally divided into three branches:
A general certificate of education is obtained after nine years, and this is generally followed by training within a company.
The secondary school certificate is obtained after 10 years and provides access to technical colleges and training in various occupational categories.
The “Abitur” – or ‘A’ level equivalent – after 12 years of schooling is a requirement for university entrance.
Service for our customers:
We can find out for you which of your children’s certificates of education are recognised in Germany and we advise you in selecting suitable – international – schools and kindergartens, as well as helping you with registration.
On request we can also arrange individual language courses for your children.
... and if your children want to join in activities with German children we will look for a sports club.