IGCSE: recognised intermediate qualification after two years

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.

Follow-on options

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

Would you like to find out more? Then arrange a non-binding consultation or attend one of our information events.

Key facts of our IGCSE programme

  • Broad general education with different options
  • Tailored support in a warm and caring environment
  • Holistic approach with innovative teaching and learning methods
  • Internationally recognised qualification after just two years
  • Consistently high success rate in examinations for more than 15 years
  • An exceptional team of dedicated, highly qualified teachers with many years of experience at this level of education

From a dream to a dream job


Our pupils can choose from the following IGCSE subjects:

German as a first or foreign language, English as a first or foreign language, English Literature, French as a foreign language, Geography, History, Mathematics, Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Art, Music

Other subjects on request.

Targeted language promotion

To ensure that our native-speaker pupils receive the best possible support, we conduct German and English lessons in separate classes.
Find out more in this brochure.