What and how do schools teach?

The 1st grade of comprehensive school teaches pupils the basics of school – doing homework, taking care of school supplies and working both independently and in groups. In the first two years pupils acquire basic skills and knowledge, including reading, writing, mathematics, facts about the environment and nature, manual skills and physical activity.

Foreign-language studies begin in the 3rd grade. Grades 1-6 teach pupils one or two languages in addition to their first language.

Grades 7-9 teach pupils the common subjects defined in the national curriculum in the scopes of the weekly lesson hours defined, as well as optional subjects. The common subjects are the same in all schools.

Average weekly lesson hours and subjects

Grades 1-2: 19 weekly hours Mother tongue
Grades 3: 22 weekly hours A Language
Grade 4: 24 weekly hours Mathematics
Grades 5-6: 25 weekly hours Environment and nature studies
Grades 7-9: 30 weekly hours Biology and geography 5-6
  Physics and chemistry 5-6
  Religion/Ethics
  History and social studies 4-6
  Music
  Visual arts
  Crafts
  Physical education
  Health education7
  B Language 6
  Home economics 7
  Guidance counselling 7
  Optional subjects
  Legend: 4-6= starts in 4th or 6th grade, 5-6 = starts in 5th or 6th grade, 6= starts in 6th grade, 7 = starts in 7th grade

According to the national curriculum, physical education in comprehensive school includes swimming classes. Guardians are responsible for proving children with the proper outfit. 

All subjects of comprehensive school and the breakdown of lesson hours by subject are listed in the school-specific curriculum, which can be found on the school’s webpage.



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02.12.2016 15:48