What we offer

We offer a broad range of subjects to meet the individual interests of our students. Exam-relevant subjects are supplemented by an attractive programme of electives and extracurricular activities.

Choice of subjects

In Basel we offer our students the following subjects:

Year 1 and 2 (Grade 9–10, IGCSE): Year 3 and 4 (Grade 11–12, Advanced Level subjects):

English (as a first language)
English (as a second language)
English Literature
French (as a foreign language)
Geography
German (as a foreign language)
German
History and Drama
Mathematics
Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Biology
Chemistry
Economics
English (as a first language)
French
German
History
Mathematics
Physics
Spanish

 

Further subjects, such as Italian, Russian, Geography A Level or Portuguese as well as the Advanced Level subject Edexcel Extended Project are offered on request.

Electives and extracurricular activities

Our electives are weekly classes, which are not assessed or examined. The idea is to nurture students, harnessing their passion and enjoyment so allowing them to explore an area without the pressure of assessment.

  • ICT/Coding
  • STEAM invention lab – students build robots and other mechanical devices
  • Lifeskills – students learn how to budget, how to deal with stress, bullying and other situations in life
  • Art – students work in our 7th floor Art and creation space
  • Prom and Events – students work under guidance of a staff member to plan end-of-year prom as well as lots of other events
  • Student Council – students have a voice in school; they can work on initiatives, support charities or make suggestions for the school
  • The Envoys – a group of students whose aim is to become student ambassadors and representatives of our school

Curriculum layering and the arts

Alongside stand-alone extracurriculars we are currently developing a unique and innovative layering of our curriculum using the arts.

The way this works is by integrating arts into the curriculum in order to bring academic content to life by allowing students and teachers to interact with material in creative ways. We have started this with history where alongside our regular history lessons we have a dedicated history-through-drama programme designed to deepen and bring to life classroom content.

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German Booster

For students wishing to apply to Swiss universities or simply to integrate into the community more easily we offer a Swiss university track for an additional school fee.

The German Booster track means students will receive 5 German lessons a week: 3 lessons at A1 beginner level, which will progress to A2 level, and 2 lessons that follow the IGCSE syllabus.

Students supplementing their IGCSE and A Levels with Common European Framework A1–C1 German courses, will have the opportunity to take German TELC examinations. TELC examinations are officially recognized by Swiss universities and schools.

«Love this school. IGCSE and A Levels and really caring staff.»