We start with two 7th grades in August 2023.
As ISS, we are an all-day school in a restricted form, i.e. the lesson times are from Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fri: 8 a.m. to 3/4 p.m. All students in the 6th grade of the WMIS get a place in the 7th grade if their performance is sufficient. Lateral entry for highly mobile children is still possible; a successfully completed language test in English is a prerequisite for admission. There are places available! We try to keep the classes balanced. The existing groups of the 6th classes are to be continued. According to the plan, the students can take their Abitur or IB after 13 school years. The WMIS is not a grammar school where you get the German Abitur after 12 years, the WMIS is an integrated secondary school in which the children have 3 years for the upper level. If you want to study, it doesn't matter whether the Abitur was taken in 12 or 13 school years.
Secondary school students will have their own classrooms and by August 2024 a Nawi room will also be set up. More classrooms will be set up one after the other. At the moment a new building for the secondary school of the WMIS on the school premises is being discussed. The students receive a lunch supply in the canteen with freshly prepared food.
Curricula – school leaving certificates
|Intermediate / Middle Years – Secondary School 1
|Secondary level II in cooperation with Nelson Mandela School
|BBR/eBBR – Vocational training class
MSA/ MSA (Go) – middle school degree
IGCSI – International General Certificate of Secondary Education
|German Abitur/ IB
|•Berlin Framework Plan for Primary Schools •Curriculum for English bilingual schools (in cooperation with NMIS)
|•Berlin Framework Curriculum
• Cambridge Program Lower and Higher Secondary
Both school-leaving qualifications enable you to take up vocational training or further training both in Germany and abroad. Successful participation in the exams is a prerequisite for the transition to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) in grades 11, 12 and 13.
|Berlin Framework Curriculum Upper Level 11-13 Curriculum of the IB Organization (IBDB) Both degrees entitle you to study in Germany or abroad.
The hour table
German English is offered in grades 7 and 8 at two levels:
ER – increased requirement level
GR – Basic requirement level
As a 2nd foreign language after the mother tongue and partner language Spanish and French offered. Lateral entrants without knowledge of German are exempt from the second foreign language and receive German lessons at this point
In mathematics, too, a distinction is made between basic and supplementary courses.
in the elective the students can choose between different offers depending on their interests: language, STEM/science, newspaper, homework. The offer is defined more precisely and is also based on the resources.
The lesson times correspond to the times of the primary. The 7th classes use the primary school playground.
As an all-day school, we offer socio-educational activities in the hours when there are no classes.
languages of instruction
We strive for a balanced relationship between the subjects to be taught in German and English (50%/50%). The language of instruction also depends on the teachers available.
•preferred on German teaches: ethics, sport, economy - work - technology (WAT).
•preferred on English teaches: natural sciences, history and geography.
• German and/or English teaches (depending on the language of the teacher): art, music, mathematics.
According to the school law, parents are obliged to pay for the children's books. The personal contribution is a maximum of 100 euros.
Every school can decide for itself which teaching and learning materials it uses in the classroom. There are two ways children get their books:
|Pay into the learning aid fund
|•A book list listing the books will be published in June. The parents buy the books themselves.
•The cost is not more than 100 euros.
• Any additional learning materials required are made available on loan by the school.
•The books belong to the family.
|• The books, exercise books and other learning materials are made available by the school at the beginning of the school year.
•Parents pay between 50-70 euros to school before the school year starts. The final amount of the deposit will be decided by the SK in the 2022/23 school year.
•Parents do not have to buy the books individually
• Establishment of a learning resource fund: The books remain in the school and will be used by other classes in the next year
Secondary students are also given a choice of a hot meal, which is freshly cooked in our school kitchen every day. The details of the organization are still to be clarified.
At the parents' request, a locker system will be introduced. You will find out more about this later.