In year 11 the pupils choose a major. This allows them to immerse themselves in the subjects which most interest them. And they are optimally prepared for further education. The majors we offer are:
Art and Design– springs from the desire to animate space with colour and form and to make materials speak. It includes the subjects sketching, painting, sculpture, graphics and architecture, with supplementary courses in paper manufacturing and photography. An in-depth examination of the history of art, particularly in the 20th century, provides a wider context in which to consider their own creative work. Passing the IMS-F exam gives the students direct access to the Basel School of Design’s (SfG) preliminary course.
Major in Arts and Craft – The focus is on product design and handcrafts. We sketch and draft when seeking and developing design forms. This includes sketching both objects and designs as well as working in metal, wood, paper and modern materials. The aim of the work is the independent production of objects and products. Passing the IMS-F exam gives the students direct access to the Basel School of Design’s (SfG) preliminary course.
Major in Social Affairs/Health/Education – The focus here is on humans as social beings. This major allows the students to dvelop an understanding of the connections between health, education and social issues and is especially suited to students who want to work in social care or nursing. The students all organize their own work placement and write a detailed report about it.
Major in Biology and Chemistry – This major is based on precise observation and consideration. The topics covered are complex theories and the influence of the natural sciences on our society. The subjects taught are ecology (with excursions), chemistry (with practical laboratory courses), extensive microscopy courses, evolution, classical and molecular genetics, protein chemistry and physiology. This major is aimed at students who are interested in the natural sciences and an apprenticeship, attending a university of applied sciences or who want to take the baccalaureate.
Major in Spanish – Students who want to learn a new language and its culture are in the right place here. The intensive language training culminates in the study of selected fiction in the orginal. Please note: Teaching for this major subject already starts in year 10.
Major in Music – This major allows an intensive and comprehensive examination of the phenomena, forms and theoretical contexts of music. There is a strong focus on the history of music and culture, complemented by and deepened with excursions and concerts. There are classes in aural training, rhythm, harmonics and analysis, morphology and the history of music. These classes are supplementary to the basic subject (singing, choir, orchestra) and take four hours a week.