The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) corresponds to a high school diploma and, in some countries, entitles pupils to study at a university. In Switzerland, it is the equivalent of a technical or business secondary school diploma, which is a prerequisite for transfer to a College of Higher Education (Höhere Fachschule – HF).
Our teaching method
The focus at this stage is on a well-founded general education. The broad range of subjects on offer meets the individual interests of our pupils.
Our programme is characterised by innovative teaching and learning methods, such as art across the curriculum, the teaching of cognitive and metacognitive strategies and interdisciplinary work. This allows our pupils to acquire the necessary school knowledge and also develop social and methodological skills that will be useful to them in their later education and work.
Our team of highly qualified and motivated teachers supports each pupil’s strengths.
Electives and extracurricular activities
An attractive electives programme and extracurricular activities complement the examination-relevant subjects and ensure the holistic development of our pupils.
Pupils who have completed secondary school with us are admitted to our IGCSE programme without having to take an exam.
For all other pupils, we expect English proficiency at the B1+ level – or a willingness to reach this level with additional instruction within a reasonable time.
Pupils are also required to have completed secondary school with an average grade or to have completed Year 8 (the second year of secondary education) at the highest level.
After the end of Year 10, the following educational paths are available to our pupils:
Transfer to our A Level programme, which results in an internationally recognised higher education entrance qualification and allows them to study at universities and higher education institutions
Transfer to a junior college or to certain universities mainly in the English-speaking world
Start a challenging apprenticeship with a vocational diploma
Combine work experience with admission to a College of Higher Education (Höhere Fachschule – HF) in Switzerland
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