The Graecum confirms usually the successful participation on five years old Greek instruction with the conclusion note „sufficiently - “(4 points) or better. If it was learned at the school less than 5 years, the Graecum with an auxiliary examination is acquired to the Abitur. Due to the rarity of old Greek instruction at today's schools the Graecum is however usually acquired in the first terms of the study. For the preparation by universities term-accompanying language course (i.d.R over 2 or 3 terms) is offered. Further preparation possibilities offer private institutes with holidays intensive courses. The acquisition of the Graecums is still clearly more aufwändiger thereby than those of the Latinums. Usually becomes into the Graecumsklausur the translation of a moderately severe Platon - passage required, perhaps is added still another verbal examination. Since it concerns a national examination, usually no more possibility exists of acquiring the Graecum after twice nonexistence.
The number of the old-linguistic High Schools, at which still Greek is informed, is understood in sinking and amounts in many Lands of the Federal Republic only to a handful. Less than a per cent of the German high school students learns still oldGreek.
In the comparison to early 20. Century, with far common human education in Germany, is the Graecum nowadays particularly in the subjects Evangelist and catholic theology, philosophy, Rome anise TIC as well as in all antiquity-scientific academic subjects such as latin, age history, archaeology, Ägyptologie, an important condition for study. In some this fan must however only speciality or graduation students the Graecum prove.