I. Basic Structure of the Educational System in the former Federal Republic
Schematic illustration. There are variations in individual states. Transfers between school forms (i.e. from Realschule to Gymnasium) are ensured in principle though the fulfillment of particular prerequisites. Nine years of mandatory schooling (ten years in Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia), part-time mandatory schooling for three years.
II. Structure of the Educational System in the former GDR
Source: Federal Office of Statistics, ed., Datenreport 1992. Zahlen und Fakten über die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Bonn, 1992, pp. 60–61.