In the current everyday school life, only the ventilation specifications are reminiscent of the Corona period, the aftermath of which is evidently still noticeable. For the last time, the final exams at the Hamburg schools will take place this year under the simplifications introduced during the corona pandemic. This follows a decision by the Conference of Ministers of Education in the Hanseatic city, said School Senator Ties Rabe (SPD) on Thursday. Since lessons and preparation for the final exams could not have taken place as usual in the past school year, the aim is to compensate for the disadvantages for the students caused by the pandemic. However, this will end in 2024.
"The regulations largely correspond to the regulations that were made for the final exams in the 2021/22 school year," said Rabe. Among other things, the processing time for written Abitur exams will be extended by 30 minutes. In addition, the young people receive more detailed information about the Abitur topics in order to be able to prepare in a more targeted manner. In addition, there is again a choice in the subject of mathematics. Because due to the restrictions on teaching, “not all subject areas in mathematics could be learned in the usual depth, the schools are given a choice this year. The four parts of the exercise are supplemented by an additional part of the exercise on analysis and the teachers delete either the exercise on linear algebra/analytical geometry or the exercise on stochastics or the supplemented exercise on analysis for their course, depending on how the lesson is prepared is called. As a result, students and teachers could use the exam preparation time "more purposefully and prepare more precisely."
The number of final exams for the intermediate school leaving certificate, which can also be used to gain access to the upper secondary school, will again be halved from six exams to three. The processing time for the two written exams will also be extended by 30 minutes. The final exams for the first general school leaving certificate are to be completely dispensed with one last time. Instead, the annual grade of the individual subjects for the final certificate is formed on the basis of the teaching performance.