In primary school we follow the English National Curriculum. In later years students follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme from the age of 11 to 14, followed by the IGCSE from the age of 14 to 16, and then the IB Diploma, a trusted and globally recognised system of learning. We promote language learning from an early age, and encourage your child to think globally. Since August 2016, students aged between 10 and 13 can chose to follow an English-French bilingual curriculum based on the "plan d'études romand" (PER) as an optimal preparation for the Bilingual English-French Swiss Maturité.
Our school welcomes students from 2 to 18 years old, and offers the benefits of an English education from early years education to the internationally-recognised IB Diploma.
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (2-5 years old)
- Primary (5-11 years old)
- Secondary (11-16 years old)
- IB Diploma (17-18 years old)
- Swiss bilingual curriculum (10-13 years old)
Understanding the English National Curriculum (ages 2-11)
The English National Curriculum is broken down into sections, which are called "Key Stages". Below is a table explaining the key stages and the ages that they relate to. Our teachers are familiar with the standards of British education, as well as international approaches.
|Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
||Nursery and Reception
|Key Stage 1 (KS1)
|Key Stage 2 (KS2)
||3, 4, 5, 6
The IB Middle Years Programme (ages 11-14)
Between the ages of 11 and 13 your child will follow the highly regarded IB Middle Years Programme (MYP1 to MYP3). This prepares them well for the IGCSE and IB Diploma in later years.
The IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education (ages 14-16)
Starting in August 2018, we will adopt the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) course for our 14-16 year olds with formal examinations at the end of the course, whilst continuining to follow the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in our 11 to 14 year-group.
The IB Diploma (ages 16-18)
Our students aged 16-18 study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which is respected by universities and colleges worldwide.
Swiss bilingual curriculum (English-French) based on the "plan d'études romand" (PER)
Since August 2016, students aged between 10 and 13 can chose to follow an English-French bilingual curriculum based on the "plan d'études romand" (PER) as an optimal preparation for the Bilingual English-French Swiss Maturité.
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