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Gymivorbereitung Zürich
(from 6th grade)

Courses for individual support and optimal preparation for the central entrance examination to the Gymnasium.

Our preparation courses
Gymnasium entrance exam 2024

Here you find our preparation courses in the 6th grade for the Gymnasium entrance exam 2024.
If your child would like to start with the preparation already before the summer vacations, we recommend our offering for the 5th grade.
Six-month preparation course 2023/24
Comprehensive and optimal preparation for the entrance examination to Gymnasium from the 6th grade in Zurich. Targeted and individual training in German (incl. essay writing) and mathematics in small groups.
  • Comprehensive preparation course from September 2023 to March 2024
  • Saturday mornings, Wednesday afternoons or Thursday evenings
  • Individual and targeted support: 3 to max. 8 students
  • Mathematics and German (incl. essay training)
  • Close accompaniment also outside of course hours
  • Incl. exam simulation
  • Course location: directly at Zurich HB, Stadelhofen station or online
Essay training
Your child has good ideas, but trouble writing them down in a structured way? He or she often misses the point in essays? In this course, the students will improve their essay writing skills and practice the types of texts required for the exam. We will also provide valuable tips on how to plan and design an essay.
  • Essay training for the Gymnasium entrance exam
  • 5 course days between Nov. to Dec. 2023 (Saturdays)
  • Individual and focused support: 3 to a maximum of 8 children
  • Course location: directly at Zurich HB
  • Including comprehensive course material and written essay corrections with individual feedback
Exam Training –
Sports Holidays
Your child wants to prepare specifically for the exam tasks and the exam situation in German (including essays) and maths? In this course, we will explain typical exam questions and conduct mock exams.
  • Examination simulations and training of exam tasks
  • 5 course days during the sports holidays: 12-16 Feb., 19-23 Feb. or 26 Feb.-01 Mar. 2024
  • Course time: 09:00-12:15 / 13:15-16:30
  • Individual and focused support: 3 to a maximum of 10 persons
  • Course location: directly at Zurich main station, Stadelhofen station or online
  • Including exam simulations, course material, homework, essay corrections and individual feedback

Recommended learning material for use at home

Flashcards exam preparation – Langzeitgymnasium
(6th grade)
Preparation from home with our combined package for mathematics and German
  • Theory: The most important topics from the 5th and 6th grade summarized in a comprehensible way
  • Various exercises for the consolidation of exam-relevant basics
  • Various examination tasks with explanatory solution steps as guidance
  • Over 350 flashcards in total
  • Fast and efficient learning with our learning card system
Further information about the flashcards
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Quality courses and individual support for your child
  • Qualified and trained teachers with a high level of professional expertise
    We specialize in supporting students on their way to Gymnasium. Our teachers are highly motivated and qualified in the latest teaching materials and curricula. We set high quality standards and we only employ a select group of teachers who fully meet our standards.
  • Comprehensive training materials and a digital course platform
    We create our training materials as practical dossiers on specific topics in accordance with the latest examination requirements. We support your child every step of the way through the training materials. Your child will also receive personal access to our modern course platform. Here, students can find additional multimedia materials that are tailored to their individual needs, such as educational videos, digital flashcards, quizzes, and much more. This ensures an optimal and effective training during and after class hours. All materials are included in the course fee.
  • Support after class hours
    Our aim is to ensure that your child is optimally supported. If our students have any questions, they can always reach out to their teachers via chat – even after class hours. In addition to class days, we offer weekly video sessions for questions and, if necessary, video tutoring so that your child can close any gaps early on. It goes without saying that these services are included in the course price.
  • Extensive situation assessment
    At the start of our preparation course, our experts conduct an independent assessment of your child's situation. Your child receives comprehensive feedback on any gaps and individual improvement opportunities. This is an important basis and early orientation for the remaining preparation time.
  • Specific essay training
    Writing essays is a core component of our courses. We will show your child step by step which types of text he or she needs to master and how to best plan, phrase and revise them. Writing essays is a process that we coach individually and specifically. For that reason, your child will write essays on a regular basis – with the aim of imparting the joy of writing. After class hours, your child is always welcome to write additional essays on a voluntary basis. Naturally, we will provide feedback and valuable suggestions for improvement for those essays as well.
  • Personal learning assessment through intermediate tests
    We place great emphasis on personal support and an individual focus. Our teachers identify the individual gaps of each student and help them address these gaps through individual coaching. Regular tests give you a constant overview of your child's progress and help your child to identify areas that require more time and effort.
  • Regular feedback between teachers and parents
    We believe in transparency and openness. That is why we share our observations, both positive and negative, with you. We are also always happy to listen to your concerns. On the one hand, it is important to us to encourage your child to develop the independence required for the Gymnasium. On the other hand, we will also inform you in a transparent manner if we observe any difficulties.
  • Acquiring valuable learning and testing strategies
    We provide your child with relevant learning and examination strategies: tips and tricks on the best learning environment, tips for exam nerves, what to do in case of blackouts, specific exercises to improve focus, as well as approaches to tasks typical for the Gymnasium entrance exam.
  • Mock exam
    During the course, we carry out and evaluate a mock exam based on a Gymnasium entrance exam. You will receive comprehensive feedback, in which we point out opportunities and difficulties and recommend exercises that are individually targeted to your child. Afterwards, we will discuss the exam in detail with the students and they will solve it together with their teacher.
About us
  • GVZH is an independent and private competence center for Gymnasium preparation in the canton of Zurich.
  • Our experts have many years of experience in Gymnasium preparation.
  • We are a small team and focus on highest quality and individual support.
  • Our teachers are competent and committed. They are constantly expanding their knowledge and education.
  • We value fun and enthusiasm.
  • We practice open, clear and transparent communication.
  • Our lessons are highly differentiated. We support each child individually and according to his or her abilities.
  • We promote your child's independence and personal responsibility.
Our course locations
Our course rooms are situated in central locations, which you can easily get to via public transport. Our students can expect modern rooms, equipped with the latest media.
Our course location directly at
Zurich Main Station
Lagerstrasse 2
8090 Zurich
Our course location directly at
Stadelhofen Station
Falkenstrasse 28A
8008 Zurich