Swiss Baccalaureate - Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai

Swiss Baccalaureate


With the exception of medical studies, students with a Swiss Baccalaureate Diploma are not required to take admissions exams to gain entry into Swiss Universities, Federal Institutes of Technology and further education courses. The Bilingual Swiss Baccalaureate at SISD is a seven-year German/English programme, starting in Grade 6 and leading to graduation at the end of Grade 12 with the Swiss Baccalaureate Diploma. In Grades 6 and 7 students are attending preparatory classes. These two years lay the foundation for a successful Swiss Baccalaureate education. At the end of this two-year phase a student can be admitted to the five-year Swiss Baccalaureate section or can switch to our MYP programme. After the two year familiarisation, the decision to join the Swiss Baccalaureate section is taken at the end of Grade 7. The curriculum covers ten basic subjects, one Core Subject (a specialist subject) and one Supplementary Subject (Grade 10-12). Beside English Language Arts, Mathematics, Biology/Chemistry and Physics are taught in English. For learning objectives and assessment click here.

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7-year programme (Grade 6–12)

  • 10 basic subjects
    • 1st language: German
    • 2nd language: English
    • 3rd language: French
    • Maths
    • Biology
    • Chemistry (G9-12)
    • Physics(G10-12)
    • History
    • Geography
    • Arts (Music or Visual Arts)
  • 1 Core Subject (G9-12)
  • 1 Supplementary Subject (G 10-12)
  • Extended Essay