What is the educational qualification 1

What is the secondary school leaving certificate?

The Mittlere Reife is an educational qualification in the German school system. The formerly uniform use of the terms “Mittlere Reife” and “Realschulabschluss” is now supplemented by other possible terms. Depending on the federal state, this qualification is also referred to as a middle school qualification or a middle educational qualification.


The Intermediate maturity is an educational qualification in Germany that can usually be obtained at the end of the 10th grade of a general school. The designation of the qualification is ambiguous, because the school leaving certificate has many different names in the federal states:

description federal state
Middle School graduation Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Middle school leaving certificate Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Middle school leaving certificate I Secondary school leaving certificate or technical college entrance qualification North Rhine-Westphalia
Intermediate educational qualification or vocational school qualification or secondary school qualification Baden-Wuerttemberg
Secondary school leaving certificate Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
Secondary qualification I secondary school qualification Lower Saxony
Technical college entrance qualification I secondary school leaving certificate Brandenburg
Intermediate degree Hesse
Qualified secondary education I Rhineland-Palatinate
Middle School graduation Saarland

The best known are the terms "middle school leaving certificate" and "secondary school leaving certificate".

Where can the secondary school leaving certificate be obtained?

Also the Acquisition of secondary school leaving certificate is regulated differently from state to state. However, with the exception of Rhineland-Palatinate, there is one central examination