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Our school system. General compulsory education. In 1774 Empress Maria Theresia established the general compuslory education ( from the age of 6 to 12). In Austria children must attend school for 9 years. Childcare.

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Ourschoolsystem


General compulsoryeducation

In 1774 Empress Maria Theresia establishedthegeneralcompusloryeducation (fromtheageof 6 to 12).

In Austria children must attendschoolfor9 years.


Childcare

In Nussdorf-Debantwehave a Mother-Child-Center, a instituitionthatcaresforchildren, whoseparentsareworking. The childrencanstaytherefrom 7a.m. to 7p.m. The childcare also isopenedthewholeyear.


Kindergarten

In Nussdorf-Debantthere also is a kindergarten, wherechildrenfirstcangotowhentheyare 3 yearsold. In Austria itiscompulsorytoattendkindergartenfor1 year.


School Regulation

In Austria it‘spossibletorepeat a certainclass (course) if a pupilfails it. If a pupil‘sschoolcertificatecontainsmorethantwo „Nicht Genügend“ (E) he/shehastorepeattheclass (course). But iftheschoolcertificateONLYcontainstwo„Nicht Genügend“ (E), there still isthechanceofdoing a repeatexamination in autumn.


Ourgradingsystem

  • In Austria thereare 5 different grades:

  • A  Sehr gut (1) – best grade

  • B  Gut (2)

  • C  Befriedigend (3)

  • D  Genügend (4)

  • E  Nicht Genügend (5)


Elementary School

  • Every Austrian childhastoattendelementaryschool (fromtheageof 6 to 10)

  • Subjects:

  • German, Mathematics

  • Religion, P.E., Music, GeographyandHandicrafts. Someschools also offerscientific-orientatedsubjects.


Overall Duration of 10 Years


New Secondary School

  • Pupilsattendourschoolfromtheageof 10 to 14.

  • Ourschoolputsthefocus on:

  • Music, Italian und Informatics

  • Other subjects:

  • German, Mathematics, English

  • History, Geography, Biology, Music, Physics, Chemistry, Cooking, Handictrafts, P.E., Informatics,…


Secondary School

This school type issimilartothenewsecondaryschool. In ordertobeadmitted, theschoolcertificatemustn‘tcontain grades worsethan „Befriedigend“ (C)


Special Needs School

This school type isdesignedfordisabledchildrenorforthose, whohavelearningproblems. Classescontainonlyfewpupilsandtheteachersarespeciallytrained (have a specialeducation) in ordertoteachthem. Childrenfromtheageof 6 to 16 attendtheseschools.


Different Choices

1 Year: Polytechnic Institute (POLY)

3Years: Vocationals Schools (LLA, HF)

4Years: High School (GYM, BORG) A-Levels

5 Years: Vocational Schools withhighereducation (HAK, HLW, HTL) - vocationaleducation - A-Levels


Duration of 1 Year


Polytechnic Institute

In Austria children must attendschoolfor 9 years. Afterwardstheycanattendthepolytechnicinstitute, whichlastsfor 1 year. Theretheypupilsreceivevocationaltraining. The focusis on (freechoice):

Tourism

Wood/Construction

Electonics

Business & Office


Apprenticeship

  • After completingthe 9 compulsoryschoolyears, everychildcandecideto do an apprenticeship. The apprenticeshiplastsfor 3 to 4 years.

  • In Austria thereis a dyadicsystem:

  • The traineeswork in a company

  • Every yeartheyhavetoattend a vocationalschool


Duration of 3 Years


Agricultural School

This school type lastsfor 3 yearsandthefoucsis on agriculture. The male pupilsreceive a moretechinc-basededucation (woodprocessing, machineengineering).The femalepupilsrecive a moreservice-basededucation(cooking, serving)


Tourism School

This type ofschoollastsforthreeyearsandthefocusis on tourism, cookingandservice.


Duration of 4 Years


Higher secondaryschool (BORG)

This school type lastsfor 4 years (ageof 15 to 18) andpupilsgraduateattheageof 18. Thenthey also gettheir A-Levels.

The focusis on:

Music

P.E.

Art


Duration of 5 Years


Commercial Academy (HAK)

This school type lastsfor 5 yearsandthefocusis on economicsubjects.

Itofferssubjects such asinformatics, languages, accounting,…

Atthe end ofthe 5 yearsthepupilsgettheir A-Levels andsimultaneouslycomplete a salesmanoccupation.


Commercial High School (HLW)

This school type also lastsfor 5 yearsandthefocusis on tourism. Atthe end ofthe 5 yearsthepupilsgettheir A-Levels andsimultaneouslycomplete a educationfortouristicjobs (cook, waiter/waitress, receptionis)


Technic Institution (HTL)

Pupilshavetoattendthis type ofschoolfor 5 years. Itoffersvariousdiciplines: construction, design, electricalengineering, mechatronics, aircraftconstruction,…


Admission RequirementsforUniversities in Austria

  • School

  •  A-Levels

  • Apprenticeship

  •  qualifyingexamination in ordertobeallowedtoattenduniversity


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