Pupils usually start the Pre-IGCSE programme (referred to as Year 7, 8 or 9 under the British system) when they are 11, 12 or 13 years old before the academic year of entry.
IGCSE stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10 and 11). It is equivalent to the GCSE qualification taken by UK students to prepare them for A Levels.
A Levels are two year academic courses designed to lead candidates directly on to university. Candidates normally start taking four A levels, with most dropping to three in their second year. The A Level subjects on offer at Malvern College Switzerland can be found below.
This forward-thinking programme provides MCS A Level pupils with a significant educational experience to better serve the hospitality industry by gaining additional knowledge and skills through practical training and access to university-level instruction. This unique opportunity allows pupils to progress directly into the Year 2 of university after successful graduation at MCS.
A Level + University Y1 Programme in Hospitality
From September 2022, we will offer a bespoke course for pupils who are 17 or 18 years old and planning to move on to worlds best universities. This course focuses on developing the academic skills, language credentials and habits of mind needed to make the best of a university education. Pupils on the pre-University course are able to hone critical thinking and writing skills.
University Preparation Programme