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EC 1 (English College Year 1)

Overview: EC1 (English College Year 1, or Lower Fifth Form)

Hull’s school is the first college in Switzerland to offer an English Gymnasium-level programme for both Swiss and international adolescents. All subjects are taught in English with the exception of French and German. Successful students spend a further three years preparing for university entrance (IGCSE, GCE A-levels).



  • successful students go on to spend three additional years at Hull's and pass their university entrance examinations (IGCSE, A-levels)
  • a motivating environment for adolescents who wish to learn
  • suitable for students who have followed the Swiss Sekundarschul curriculum (Sek A)
  • suitable for students who have been educated at international schools or schools based on the UK curriculum in Switzerland or abroad (Upper Fourth Form)
  • small classes with a maximum of 16 students
  • English-speaking teachers who are committed to the success of their students
  • native-speaking modern language teachers
  • international certificates (Cambridge First Certificate, Advanced or Proficiency, IGCSE French)
  • academic and pastoral support
  • coaching in core subjects for students needing further help


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