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Abitur level

In the Pre-Abitur course in Year 11, students study Geography for one whole year and three hours per week. Additionally, they may opt to take the so-called Profilkurs for consolidation as prospective Leistungskurs candidates (two additional weekly hours). Candidates may study Geography at Leistungskurs (higher, 5 hours per week) or Grundkurs (standard, 3 hours per week) level in the Abitur. The course is taught in German. 

In terms of content, Year 11 reinforces knowledge of the physical-geographical foundations of geography in the subject areas of atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere & pedosphere and links these to the diverse challenges of the 21st century in Years 11-13. 

The Abitur level builds on the subject areas of the intermediate level, consolidates, and opens the field of vision to new aspects, such as

The above-mentioned examples of topics are dealt with using selected regions of the world as examples (e.g. EU, lower and upper income countries, RCEP). 

Excursions in grade 12 with the basic and advanced courses to Weimar & Erfurt offer students insights into various stages of urban development and future development trends in the course of spatial planning. 

Various excursions of the advanced geography courses in recent years to Istanbul (Turkey), to the Amalfi Coast (Italy), to the Croatian Adriatic coast or to Lisbon & Cascais in Portugal were able to make theoretical geographic facts more comprehensible to the pupils in practice and increase their enjoyment of this subject.