International A Levels (Grade 11 and 12)

Building on the broad general knowledge studied in the IGCSE, our International A Level programme allows students to focus on their individual strengths and interests. International A Levels are worldwide the most recognized qualification for university entrance. They are so highly regarded that in the USA, good A-Level-grades often mean that students get credit and can directly enter the 2nd year of study. Students choose three to four subjects which they study in depth and with a high degree of autonomy: An ideal preparation for university study.

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.

In Zurich, we offer our students the following specialist subjects (A Levels).

  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • English (as a first language)
  • French
  • History
  • Geography
  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Further subjects, such as Italian, Russian or Portuguese are offered on request.

Electives and extracurricular activities

Our electives allow students to pursue their interests and passions without the pressure of a formal examination. Our practice-orientated project and lab days are fixed features in our programme. In addition, our student council and school magazine are spaces where our students have a voice. The student council can create student-driven initiatives, promote charitable work or make suggestions for the improvement of our school. We round off our extracurriculars with regular school field trips, culture days, cinema evenings and end-of-year parties which are co-organised by the students.

Key facts

  • A wide selection of A level subjects
  • Strength focussed programme
  • Qualification recognised by all Universities around the world
  • Gold standard for UK Universities
  • Individual support in a warm and caring atmosphere
  • Holistic approach with innovative teaching and learning
  • An outstanding team of highly qualified subject specialist teachers who have years of experience teaching the UK curriculum
  • Established for 10 years in Basel and now in Zurich

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.

International A Levels

Are you looking for more individualisation? Academia Matura offers study programmes tailored to your personal requirements to successfully gain International A Levels.