type of school
We are a sixth-form college (college of further education), open to pupils above 16 years of age.
Pupils may opt for one of the following departments:
- engineering studies
- business studies
- social studies
Actually, Maximilian-Kolbe-Schule is two schools under one roof with different entrance requirements:
- If you have passed your GCSE exams, you may directly enter Fachoberschule (FOS). In this case, your courses will include acquiring some work experience in form 11. Remember, we are a vocational college after all.
- If you have already completed vocational training in the dual system before, Berufsoberschule (BOS) is the right choice for you.
We offer the following degrees:
(a) After a 2-year course at FOS or 1 year at BOS: Fachhochschulreife, i.e. the entrance qualification for studying at a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule). Graduates may study any subject offered there, regardless of the department they were previously part of.
(b) After a 3-year course at FOS or 2 years at BOS: fachgebundene Hochschulreife, i.e. a subject-restricted higher education entrance qualification. It entitles graduates to go and start studying a subject in their department at a university.
(c) Students qualifying for (b) who additionally are in good command of another foreign language besides English may acquire Allgemeine Hochschulreife, i.e. the general qualification of university entrance and may study any subject they wish.
a building and its people
There are approximately 1,000 pupils at Maximilian-Kolbe-Schule. There are approximately 75 teachers who are committed in helping them develop their personalities and skills. A considerable proportion of our staff have in the past had a professional career. Thus we can ensure that what we teach is in step with actual business practices.
Our school building was designed by two former alumni turned architects. It was opened in 1998 and has been expanded twice since then due to rising pupil enrollment.
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be courageous - stop racism
Maximilian-Kolbe-Schule is part of a nationwide network of schools actively working against racism and all other forms of discrimination. Every year, we do projects on the topic. Project work in the school year of 2010/2011 included
- inviting a former neo-Nazi activist to give a first-hand account of the interior life and structures of such gangs
- hearing oral history as told by Mr Hans Rosengold about his fate as a Jewish Boy during the early years of the Nazi regime in the 1930s.
- informing students about the dangers of cyberbullying. For further information visit http://old.digizen.org/cyberbullying/fullfilm.aspx