Intermediate School Leaving Certificate
(after 10 years of schooling) ...
Type of school at lower secondary level, usually comprising grades 5-10. Provides pupils with a more extensive general education and the opportunity to go on to courses of education at upper secondary level that lead to vocational or higher education entrance qualifications.
Final School Leaving Certificate, leaving school after 11 or 12 years ...
Qualification entitling holder to study at a Fachhochschule. May usually be obtained after 12 years of schooling at a Fachoberschule or - under certain conditions - at other vocational schools.