Thanks for your reply,
Im don’t think I’ll have problems with the testing itself like not enough time or not being able to concentrate for I’m a student and I have taken pretty long tests before, sometimes even over 6 hours with breaks and everything. I should be prepared for that.
I want to go to Japan to study after finishing school here in Germany and I have to calculate my time til then. I’m in 9th grade now and will be in 10th grade when taking the JLPT the first time. The two years after that I’ll be busy with school and I might only get one more try in 11th grade. So if I take N4 now and I want to have N1 before leaving, I’ll have to jump from N4 to N1 during a very busy time in school. Now I’m free and have time and motivation to study.
I think I’ll try to go as far as I can and see what I’m at in January. If I still feel unsure with taking N2 then I won’t go for N1 but if I think I’ll be fine with N1 I’ll try. It’s still a year after all.