For which young people is the intermediate middle school conceived?
The intermediate middle school is conceived for pupils with normal cognitive ability. After completing three years of intermediate middle school in the dual education system, they take up practical vocational training. This allows them to acquire sound knowledge and become sought-after specialists on the labour market.

What are the key characteristics of the intermediate middle school?
In classes of up to 18, pupils are taught according to the cantonal curriculum. Teachers take the individual needs of their pupils into account and encourage them accordingly. The diversity of methods helps learners to use their strengths with regard to acquiring knowledge and learning strategies. Special education teachers also support young people in areas where they underperform. Learners are introduced to interdisciplinary and job-related skills via differentiated tasks. They are introduced to the world of work with vocational instruction and during trial apprenticeships. In project-related work, which culminates in in-depth work, youngsters learn to work on and understand interdisciplinary topics in a holistic way.

Academic performance
Learners must achieve a grade average of at least 4 in the subjects of German, foreign languages, mathematics and natural sciences to remain in the intermediate middle school.

What opportunities are there for learners from the intermediate middle school?
After graduating from the intermediate middle school, there is a wide range of interesting vocational training opportunities on offer in a wide variety of industries. The following apprenticeships are the most common:

  • Retail trade specialist in various industries
  • Nursing specialist
  • Plastics specialist
  • Automotive specialist
  • Joiner
  • Carpenter
  • Bricklayer
  • Electrician
  • Painter