Admission and language requirements
The complete programme normally takes four years. However, we are happy to accept students transitioning from other systems and schools. Students who wish to enter our programme are required to take admission tests to ensure they have the required subject content knowledge.
All students take an English entrance examination to ensure their English is strong enough for the programme. Another strength of our programme is that we model it on the principles of the highly regarded Finnish system of education, whereby classes are not organised according to age but rather by interest and ability. Mixed aged classes and modular programmes provide flexibility as well as innovation.
Languages at our school
In our IGCSE- and A-Level-classes, the language of instruction across the curriculum is English. However, we encourage our students to learn German in order to both integrate into the community and provide them with opportunities to study in Switzerland. Many of our students are polilingual and a large proportion of our students take French, German or English to Advanced level.
German booster programmes
For an additional fee, we offer additional classes of German lessons a week designed to propel our students to a functioning level of German as quickly as possible.
We refer to this as our German booster programme. In this programme students have the opportunity to sit the highly regarded and internationally recognised telc A1 to C1 German language exams. Proven language skills at the level C1 must be attained to be accepted by Swiss universities located in the German speaking part of Switzerland.
English immersion on a reduced programme
For those students who do not have the required level of English we offer the opportunity to study our four-year programme over five years. The first year involves a high level of English support and reduced academic programme.
Should you wish to find out more about our programme, please contact us for a consultation or participate in one of our information evenings.