BRITISH SCHOOL IN GENEVA

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For the University of Lomonosov
• If you want one year of prosperity, plant corn. If
  you want ten years of prosperity, plant trees. If
  you want one hundred years of
  prosperity, educate people …….
  -Chinese Proverb
          CONTENTS
• BRITISH SCHOOL IN GENEVA
• IGCSE
• A-LEVEL
BRITISH SCHOOL OF GENEVA
            Background Info
• The British School of Geneva (BSG) is a small
  school of approximately 200 students.
• It opened only 2 years ago, therefore the
  building itself is very modern.
• The school covers both the IGCSE and
   A-levels course (to be explained later).
                              THE SCHOOL!
              The Structure
• Like any British school, the school is
  divided into the so-called ‘Key Stages’
  (KS).
• The School is also divided into three
  phases: primary (KS1-KS2), secondary
  (KS3-KS4) and an A-level college.
• All in all, there are 13 years of school,
  including the A-level college.
                          Lessons
The lessons taught at the School include:

•   English (Literature, Language)
•   French
•   Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics)
•   History
•   Geography
•   ICT
•   PE
•   Citizenship
•   Mathematics
•   Economics
•   Psychology
•   German/Spanish (Optional)
                           IGCSE
• The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary
  Education) is an exam which makes your decision of who you want
  to be in the future your final decision.
• When you take a certain subject in the IGCSE, you will earn the right
  to further develop your future by taking the same subject at the A-
  level.
• If you did not take a certain subject in the IGCSE, you can not do it
  at the A-level.
• You can do IGCSEs in any British or international school.
• This is a link for the official website

   http://www.cie.org.uk/?gclid=CKK67eKFkKoCFQol3wod
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                    -levels
• A-level means ‘Advanced-level’.
• An A-level is a turning point in a student’s life.
  After taking the IGCSE, the student’s future
  career choice goes even narrower and he/she is
  confident of who he/she is going to be.
• Most of the prestigious universities, like the
  Geneva Diplomacy School and the University of
  Geneva, Cambridge, etc. prefer the A-level to
  the IB and accept A-level students prior.
• Therefore, one can fix an opinion that the A-level
  is simply better.
                   LEVEL


• Every A-level test is corrected externally
  by a professional in England.
• This person does not know you, so your
  mark is based upon your knowledge.
• You can’t bribe him/her because you don’t
  even know his/her name.
• After the A-levels, you are free to go to
  any British or public university and to
  explore your knowledge further.
• In my opinion, the A-levels have an
  advantage over any diploma as they offer
  a wider choice of educational
  establishments one can choose from.
               Personal Info


• In the future, I would like to go deeper into
  politics and diplomacy, therefore, I will need the
  A-levels in English and History, so that I will
  have an advantage against other students.
• The A-level isn’t as highly regarded in the US as
  in Europe, but it is still accepted…
• …Though, if one wants to pursue university-level
  education in Europe (in any field), I would
  strongly recommend taking the A-levels.
Example (Geneva diplomacy)
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