The core element of any grammar school is the Middle School level. Here the basics are acquired for passing the school-leaving examination. During the course of the education during Years 8 to 10, independent working techniques are primarily taught in addition to the subject contents, with emphasis placed on the pupil's own responsibility to learn.
Relatively small, manageable classes, good technical equipment in the science labs and a considerably greater implementation of modern media at the learning centres and also clearly structured learning phases are ideal frame conditions for high-grade teaching at the Middle School. Teaching is mainly organised according to the double-lesson principle, specific epochs and, in the case of project work, over certain phases, i.e. the so-called special topic days. In this way, both the teaching staff and the pupils are able to concentrate on special topics and work together. Synergies with the boarding school are also a matter of course at the Middle School.
As at the Lower School, the homework period is also firmly anchored in the daily Middle School timetable.Since it is held under supervision it ensures the necessary quiet, but the homework support is by no means as intensive as it was at the Lower School. The pupils have to do all their other homework independently and self-responsibly, in their own free time.Should the youngsters have any problems in their learning development or working behaviour, individual measures can be organised to help them over a limited period of time.
The PC is used as a standard working device at the Middle School although we do restrict the time and reasons for using it somewhat, in order to protect the youngsters. At the respective learning centres for the years at Middle School, the so-called 'Methods Catalogue' and 'Media Curriculum' that have been drawn up specially for the Middle School, provide the foundation for conscious, reflected learning and working on more theory-oriented content.