You have found your way here to the pages of the English Department. On this page you will find information about the subject as well as hints, tips and downloads that will hopefully help you pass your exams.

The Subject

English is one of the core subjects in all German schools and it is also a part of the subjects you have to master in your final exams. Whereas English at lower levels of secondary education focuses on grammar lessons, we focus on understanding written and spoken texts as well as producing those. The final exam consists of a set of standardized reading tests and descriptive and argumentative writing tasks.

Other Activities

Apart from the everyday experience the English Department also offers an optional course on English literature and the opportunity to participate in a school trip to the UK.


To help you with your studies we have compiled a set of materials to download and use for your personal training.

Mock Exams as pdf Downloads

General remarks on the final exams

Mock Exam 1

Mock Exam 2

Vocabulary Sheets

Basic Vocabulary

Advanced Vocabulary