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 …….
• BRITISH SCHOOL IN GENEVA
BRITISH SCHOOL OF GENEVA
• 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).
• Like any British school, the school is
divided into the so-called ‘Key Stages’
• 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.
The lessons taught at the School include:
• English (Literature, Language)
• Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics)
• German/Spanish (Optional)
• 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-
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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