The diploma for German high-school (AKA Gymnasium). In order to attain it you have to finish all 13 grades of German school and take four huge tests in the end (sort of like finals but summing up all the stuff you learned in the previous two years in those four courses). You can choose the courses you are to be tested in by yourself (within limits -- there are restrictions). If you want to go to the university (=college), you need to have it, likewise (sadly) for many jobs.

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