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Germany

Compulsory schooling in Berlin begins at the age of 6 when children will attend primary school, known as Grundschule. The grading system in primary school runs from grade 1 – 6 and tuition is free in state schools. Parents will only need to pay for schoolbooks, additional teaching material, after school care, lunch and class excursions and trips.

After primary school, parents and children decide which secondary school to attend. In Germany secondary school is divided into three streams, these are:

  1. Hauptschule - secondary lower school. Students fin…