The Neue Schule Dorsten offers all lower secondary school qualifications and ensures access to the upper secondary school level through binding cooperation. Support is organised in such a way that all pupils achieve the best possible educational qualification after year 10. The Neue Schule offers a direct route (G9) to the Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife.
Whether children are taught according to grammar school standards from the outset or later on depends on their performance potential. Support is individualised so that all children are challenged and supported according to their talents.
Children and young people develop particular motivation to learn when their strengths are recognised and continuously encouraged. The report cards are supplemented by reports that emphasise strengths and include development goals.
The school day varies between learning and relaxation times: Subject-related learning units, lunch, leisure activities for exercise and relaxation. In the afternoon, lessons are used in particular for extended learning programmes. [More information here]
Pupils take responsibility for themselves and others. The democratic pedagogical orientation is reflected in the class council. This is where achievements are recognised and challenges are clarified. Teachers entrust pupils with as much responsibility as is possible in a goal-orientated manner.