SIBS Pathway


Preparatory year for IGCSE
10 subject

9th Grade

5-14 subjects

10th Grade

5-14 subjects

11th Grade

5 subjects

12th Grade

3 - 5 subjects

Students can enter SiBS with 13 years of age to foundation year, where we will prepare them for the next stage of IGCSE or better known as the Cambridge certificate.

In grade 9 and 10 they choose up to 14 subjects (Usually students take 10 subjects even if they do less final exams in the end) and we prepare them for their final examinations at the end of grade 10.

In grade 11 students usually choose 5 AS level subjects and continue with 3-4, or in some cases even 5 subjects to final A-level class 12.


The subject selection depends on the students preferences and their plans for the future. Our academic staff and counselors help them in their decision making process by carefully listening to their wishes, reviewing their past success, monitoring their progress and accessing their overall ambition and competence from the firs contact before entering SiBS and to the very last day when we help them reach desired university enrolment.



Swiss International Boarding School is a Candidate School* for the IB Diploma Programme.

This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that SIBS believes is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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English is the language of Instruction

The course enables learners to: develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing; use a wide range of vocabulary; and the correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

English Second Language
The G9-10 ESL programme is designed to further develop the English language competency of ESL students by developing their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and presenting in a variety of contexts.
PE (Physical Education)
Students work on specific outcomes (skills, behaviours or knowledge) and set goals to achieve and move along their individual programmes.
German / French – Second Language
This syllabus is for students learning German as a foreign language. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress with their studies.
Global Perspectives (A Levels)
Global Perspectives is a two-year course which incorporates skills of critical thinking and enquiry in order to analyse and suggest solutions to the issues which face the world today. Issues are examined on local, national and global scales.
Geography focuses on the inter-relationships between people’s activities and the environment. The physical, social, economic, political and cultural environments and their associated effects on the landscape are examined.
IGCSE Mathematics
Encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build students’ confidence by helping them to develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results.
IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences
Gives candidates the opportunity to study biology, chemistry, and physics within a scientifically coherent syllabus. Candidates learn the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, while also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study.
In IGCSE Business Studies
Learners develop an understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. Learners examine how the major types of business organization are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated.
ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
An essential subject for all students as computers will play a large part in their working lives. Learners will develop understanding of the implications of technology in society, including social, economic and ethical uses
Tourism Management
A stand-alone subject, which is only offered at SiBS. This subject is included in our curriculum from Grade 7 onwards. It is essential that students fully understand both the theory and the practicalities of the subject, for this reason a one-week-internship (for example in sports clubs, hotels, tourist office etc.) is included. This gives students the opportunity to look ‘behind the curtain’, meaning they will see what is involved in daily organisational work.
Music and Art
Students enjoy perform and compose music, encouraging aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline and, importantly, creativity. The Art course encourages personal expression, imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation, an analytical ability and practical attitude

SiBS Activities

Blazing Alps, clear blue skies and deep forests, there is nowhere in the world which offers such a high density of possibilities for unique activities. Every sport can be practiced in Leukerbad.


Ice-skating rink, ice-hockey game, Basketball court, indoor tennis court, badminton court, fully equipped gym, boulder room and an indoor aqua park


Hiking, downhill bike riding and open-air thermal swimming are available for great moments

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