Our 20 Credits Plan for Secondary Schools

The Surrey German Language School offers a 20 credits plan for Secondary Schools. A student completing the following courses/exams at our school will receive 4 credits each for Secondary Schools. The A2, B1 and B2/C1 are official German Language Certificates of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in Germany.

German 11 (our G7/E7 class)

4 credits

German 12 (our G8/E8 class)

4 credits

A2 Certificate (written in G5 or E7)

4 credits

A2/B1 Certificate (DSD 1)

4 credits

B2/C1 Certificate (DSD 2)

4 credits

Students can earn the DSD I and/or DSD II “Deutsches Sprachdiplom” as proof of their proficiency in German.  More precisely, the DSD I Diploma serves as proof of the necessary language skills required in order to enrol in college-level courses in Germany. Students must be between 13 and 17 years old when they write the exam.

The DSD II German Language Diploma is recognized by the German Ministry of Education as proof of the necessary level of proficiency required in order to attend a German university and is considered to be the equivalent of a German secondary school diploma for second language learning (Abitur – Deutsch als Fremdsprache).  Students must be between 15 and 21 years of age at the time of the exam.