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The compulsory ninth grade (14–15 years old) can be completed at the senior polytechnic school of the Polytechnische Schule, where students can obtain a specialty of secondary vocational education, or prepare for further education. Practical knowledge is an important part of the educational programme at the Polytechnische Schule where students also visit enterprises as part of their studies. The chosen profession of the students affects the duration of study in high school. For example, it is necessary to study for 3 years to work as a mechanic or a chef after graduation. But to obtain the specialty of a chef-waiter, the study period increases to 4 years.
Most students in Austria continue to study until the age of 18, although secondary school in Austria is mandatory only until the age of 15. Students can choose a vocational school (Berufsschule), which provides both school subjects and an internship within the current career interests of the student. Technical schools are designed for students in grades 10–13.
Passing exams is mandatory for the transition to the next grade in the school year. To enter an Austrian university or college, you must pass the Matura final exam, which takes place in German. This exam consists of 2 blocks: written and oral. Upon successful completion of the exam, the graduate receives a Maturazeugnis certificate, which indicates all the grades received.
The school provides benefits for larger families. In the 2021–2022 academic year, the discount for school attendance by the second child is 10%, and for the third, fourth and each subsequent child – 5%. Meals are included in the tuition fee.
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