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Choosing Between A Levels and the International Baccalaureate

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Two of the most popular academic programs for Grade 11/12  students globally are Advanced Levels (A Levels), which are the national examination of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Most international schools will offer either of these two curricula for 16-18 year olds.


Here at Brillantmont, our students have the choice of an American High School Diploma with SAT / AP or studying for A Levels. But why do we recommend this programme over the IB and what are the main benefits for our students?

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Revision tips for students to help you keep a cool head when the going gets tough!

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It’s that time of year when the stress levels start to rise!

With exams coming up, you might be wondering how you will find the time to cover everything you need to know. Revision for exams can be overwhelming. However, with good planning and a structured approach, you can break up your study sessions - and make it much easier to learn the content.

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My Brillantmont experience - Megan

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Brillantmont is a school which changes lives.

Our outstanding teachers, our support and care and our incredible learning environment inspire students and help them feel confident and comfortable with themselves. As educators, we are proud to play such a key role in the lives of young people. It is a privilege and an honour. Nothing makes us prouder than to follow their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments, to see how they grow and develop to become mature, responsible young citizens of the world.

In this video, we share the journey of Megan, who has been at Brillantmont for several years. Now in her final year, she recounts the impact that Brillantmont has made on her life and her future choices.




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Model United Nations (MUN) - Exclusivity for all at Brillantmont!

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What is MUN?

Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. Students research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.

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National Digital Day in Switzerland - robotics and coding in Brillantmont

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Thursday October 25th is National Digital Day in Switzerland. This government run initiative is in its 2nd year and aims to promote and encourage digital skills across the country.

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Friends for life at Brillantmont International School

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Boarding school life is about so much more than just the learning. It’s about belonging to a community, sharing experiences, growing and developing alongside others.

Living with others of the same age creates a unique bond; you share triumphs and joys and you’ve also got people to support you when the going gets tough. The friendships you make during your time at Brillantmont will shape and impact your life.

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My first few weeks at Brillantmont International School

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So much has already happened at Brillantmont since school started back in September. Our new students have settled in well and already feel very much at home in our warm, friendly community and we are proud of how our returning students have made them feel welcome. As Mr Mc Clean, Assistant Academic Head enthuses, “It has been a terrific start to the new academic year. The students are positive, engaged and working hard but more importantly the sense of enjoyment is tangible.”

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Brillantmont is heading to Asia in October and November 2018

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We are delighted to announce that Brillantmont will be coming to Korea, China and Japan. Our travel dates are as follows:


  • 30th October - Seoul, Korea
  • 1st November - Beijing, China
  • 3rd November - Shanghai, China
  • 4th November - Tokyo, Japan 
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Welcome to the new school year at Brillantmont International School in Switzerland

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Today is a big day! It's the day we welcome back boys and girls from all over the world to start the new school year. The transition into a boarding school abroad can be daunting and even scary. It's normal to feel a bit anxious and apprehensive about being far from family, maybe for the first time.  Here, we share some advice to help make this new stage in your lives as smooth as possible.

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Brillantmont students give back on a Habitat for Humanity trip

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For several years Brillantmont International School has been working in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity. Every year students do year-long fundraising activities and thanks to the generosity of our school community (who have enjoyed many bake sales, tombolas, pizza evenings and more) over CHF.4000 was raised. The highlight of the club however, is the building trip which sees students head to exotic desinations like Nepal, Vietnam and Cambodia but also closer to home. This year students returned to Portugal, a country to where BM students have been several times in the past. Too often, we associate poverty with developing countries, yet, it is prevalent in the just around the corner, as our students saw.

They headed to Braga in Northern Portugal, where they helped build a house for the Alves family. Sakura and Sofia explain; "After arriving at the site we were lead by Joaquim Alves to see the place were he is currently living.  He showed us to a garage, where he lives with his wife and his 19 year old daughter. The space was really crowded, and he showed us all the pills he has to take because of his kidney problems. After seeing his current living conditions we got the motivation we needed to continue with our hard work to give Joaquim his dream house. "

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