thanks for your kind words.
Abitur is something like A-Level - but on a much broader spectrum, e.g. one science (chemics, biology or physics) has to be taken, 2 foreign languages have to be taken (English and French or Spanish in most cases), German, Math, English and in my case Econmics are the main subjects. Five exams have to be made, 4 written, 1 oral. Most pupil begin to learn about 6 months before the exams are taken to learn for them.
With an Abitur you are allowed to study.
Just to give you a little taste I give u a short list of my subjects:
Economics, Math, German (Literature), English, Spanish, History/Civics, Economical Geography, Ethics, Physics, Computer Science and Physical Education.
And as I write this down I only have to take the Oral Exam (History/Civics in my case) - I made the others.
You have much easier system of education in the UK.