FAQ

For more details about each subject please go to the respective subject group section.

    1  What are the advantages of the IB for studying abroad?
    The IB develops your command over the English language, which will come in handy when studying abroad. This schooling system also requires students to learn to study independently. International universities across the world accept the IB and you are eligible to get a scholarship, depending on your grade level, of course. Many universities favour IB Diplomas for several reasons.
     
    2  How much does it cost?
    Felix-Klein-Gymnasium is a state-funded school. There are normally no school fees. For particicpation in the IBDP students have to pay the examination fees, however, which are about € 630. Further costs occur for books (see book list), the required calculators, and the ususal staionary and excursions and the course trip.


    3  How long does the IB take?
    The IB is a 2-year course, namely years 12/13 (under certain conditions, a start with year 11 is also possible - thus having the 2-year course in years 11/12).
     
    4  Can you study in Germany with the IB?
    Yes, however, under certain conditions only:
    Proficiency in German, one needs to at least study German B HL to be admitted to a German University however some Universities may still require one to write an additional German exam such as the DSH. Please find the official document on recognition of the IB Diploma for university application in Germany here

    Guide for students planning to study in Germany

    5  What documents do I need to provide for admission?   
    Admission form signed by parent/guardian (Please contact the school)
    The last two report cards (plus explanation of the grading system)
    List of schooling so far
    Birth certificate
    Address and further contact information

    6  How are you graded in the IB?
    For each of the 6 subjects taken you can be awarded a maximum of 7 points, this makes a total of 42 points available; another 3 extra points can be awarded for your Extended Essay und Theory of Knowledge. 

    7  What does a normal school day look like?
    Class begins at 7:50, each class lasts for about 90 minutes, a normal school day ends at around 15:20, during the day there are plenty of breaks and time to study on your own or visit the library.

    8  What happens if you fail the IB Diploma?
    If a minimum of 24 points are not achieved the student will be given the opportunity to re-write the exams in the following year. FKG does not have exams in November, however.

    9  How can the school be reached by public transport?
    Bus and train, the train station is about 15 minutes away from school on foot.

    10 What is the maximum class size?
    25, however many subjects are being taught in smaller groups

    11 How often are report cards given out to students?
    A report card is given out at the end of each semester, therefore twice a year a report card is issued.

    12 Do students wear uniform or have some sort of dress code?
    No. Since this is a state-funded school, pupils are not given uniforms nor do they have to comply with any dress code, however it is appreciated to see children wearing school appropriate clothing.

    13 What languages are taught?
    English A HL, German A HL/SL, German B HL. If enough students opt for Spanish and / or French then these subjects can also be offered at the B level (SL/HL).
    Students can also enroll in a Language A Literature school-supported self-taught course (SL). Please contact the coordinator for further information.