Since students with different strengths, skills and inclinations attend an integrated secondary school, offerings at different levels are also necessary for the best possible support.
The schools can decide for themselves how instruction is organised depending on requirements and support options. These include, for example, courses with different performance levels or joint study groups with tasks at different levels.
The class size of 25 or 26 students ensures the best conditions and good academic success. The class frequency can be even lower through additional support hours, for example, for students whose language of origin is not German or who do not have learning resources.
With 31 hours a week in grades 7 + 8 and 32 hours in grades 9 + 10, the schedule at the secondary school is two hours less per week than at a Gymnasium. However, the integrated secondary school students receive even more instruction than the Gymnasium students, since they have a whole school year more time until the Abitur.
All secondary schools are all-day schools: there are binding educational and care offerings for all students until 4 p.m. In the open form, offerings such as sports, theatre, art, music or student work time are available after the end of instruction. In the bound form, these offerings are integrated into everyday school life.
To this end, the secondary school cooperates with youth work and youth welfare sponsors. The school can decide how is organises its all-day programme and how it uses staff and financial resources.