FAQ

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

  • What are the advantages of the IB Diploma Programme 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.

  • How much does it cost?

    Felix-Klein-Gymnasium is a state-funded school and does not charge tuition fees. For particicpation in the IB Diploma Programme students have to pay the examination fees, however, which are about € 510. Further costs occur for books (see book list), the required calculators, and the ususal staionary and excursions and the course trip.

    Further information can be found on fees.

  • How long does the IB Diploma Programme take?

    The IB Diploma Programme 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).

  • Can you study in Germany with the IB Diploma?

    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.

  • What documents do I need to provide for admission?

    • Address and further contact information (including guardians' and student's email and phone)
    • Copy of ID card
    • Copy of residence permit (if applicable)
    • Proof of fulfilling the entrance requirements
    • The last two report cards (plus explanation on the grading system)
    • List of schooling so far (names of schools and years; e.g. Svalbard Primary School: August 2004 to June 2006)
    • Guardians' signatures
    • Subject choice form

    You can enroll via email or via the online ​​​​​​enrollment form.

  • How are you graded in the IB Diploma Programme?

    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.

  • What does a normal school day look like?

    Class begins at 7:50 am, each class lasts for about 90 minutes, a normal school day ends at around 3:20 pm, during the day there are plenty of breaks and time to study on your own or visit the library.

  • 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.

  • How can the school be reached by public transport?

    Bus and train, the train station is about 15 minutes away from school on foot.

  • What is the maximum class size?

    25, however many subjects are being taught in smaller groups

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

    FKG IB Diploma Language Policy

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