The bilingual secondary schools follow the curriculum set out by the respective state. From Year 10 all students attain the Mittlerer Schulabschluss (MSA), the intermediate school certificate. At the Phorms Taunus Campus, the students also sit exams for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an internationally recognised certificate that the Hesse Education Ministry regards as an MSA equivalent.
After Year 12, all secondary school students sit the Abitur. As well as the German certificate, exceptional students can attain international certificates; at the Phorms Campus München, the International Baccalaureate is offered in parallel to the Abitur. Schools in Taunus, Hamburg and Berlin offer Advanced Placement Certificates in the subjects English Literature, Calculus, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Spanish and an additional creative subject, Studio Art.
While offering a comprehensive, bilingual education, the schools aim, above all, to equip their students with interest and understanding of others, with openness and tolerance. The combination of the German Abitur and an international programme makes this possible, and highlights something unique in the German educational system.