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Compulsory elective lessons differ from compulsory lessons in that pupils can freely dial into topic-related courses within the scope of the school's offerings. The courses should relate to the subjects of the compulsory area. The weekly number of hours for elective courses is 3 hours per year and participation is compulsory. The teaching achievements in elective courses are graded like the other school subjects and are effective for promotion.


The compulsory elective lessons were created to enable the students to develop their individual inclinations and priorities. At the same time, § 47 of the Thuringian School Regulations is taken into account, which defines individual support as a consistent principle of teaching and learning.


In the case of compulsory elective subjects, parents can decide whether to register for lessons. The headmaster decides on the final admission.

As a rule, there is no provision for a change of the compulsory elective subject in the double year. A compulsory elective subject can only be changed in exceptional cases with the approval of the school principal.

Computer science

Computer science lessons provide the necessary knowledge about understanding and using IT systems in a computer-dominated society.
In addition to imparting knowledge of widely used programming languages such as Java, computer science lessons are primarily about teaching basic programming methods and a universal understanding of how a computer works and how networks can be set up. An interest in mathematics as well as having fun structuring and solving complex tasks are good prerequisites for dialing in to the compulsory elective computer science.

IMPORTANT: If you want to take computer science in the upper level, you have to choose the elective subject from class 9


Social sciences

The GuT elective is characterized by a cross-subject approach. Here a combination of the subjects geography, history and social studies as well as WR is sought. The elective subject is divided into four modules that are taught every six months. The first module deals with the "world of the stock market". In terms of scope, this is not to be equated with WR lessons. This is about active participation in the stock market simulation game.

The second and third modules take up the changes in the digital revolution and link them to the major subject areas “Globalization” and “War and Conflicts”. The fourth module deals with the subject area "Christianity and Islam" ".

Language and usage

followed by 3 foreign languages, Spanish

Pupils who choose Spanish as their third foreign language will receive 3 hours of lessons in this language in grades 9 and 10. The choice of the third foreign language should be made strategically. In order to achieve the highest possible language level, Spanish should be taken as a continuing foreign language in upper school.

Of course you can also deselect Spanish after grade 10. But that would not make much sense for a real language acquisition.

IMPORTANT: If you want to deselect your second foreign language in the upper level, you have to choose the elective subject from grade 9


The elective subject “thinkTECH” is not held in the form of a classic lesson. It consists of two annual modules that are held at different partner companies according to the school's internal curriculum. A maximum of 10 students can choose this subject. Since it requires a high degree of independence, a letter of application is required for this subject.

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