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Iím considering job offer in Switzerland however my two kids are in year 12 and year 9 and speak no French. So next year one of them will be in final A level year and another one will have two more years before GCSE. Is my only option private English speaking school?
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I’m considering job offer in Switzerland however my two kids are in year 12 and year 9 and speak no French. So next year one of them will be in final A level year and another one will have two more years before GCSE. Is my only option private English speaking school?
Yes.

No public school in Switzerland teaches exclusively in English and there's no way your children are going to learn enough French in such a short period to succeed in a local public Swiss school.

You should consider the cost of private school for the two when assessing the value of the job offer. Do you have the scope to ask for school fees to be included in your package?
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hello, and welcome to the forum.

Yes, at that age your best bet is a private English school.

I have heard great things from Hull School in Zurich.
http://www.hullschool.ch/en/hulls-school/

Their teachers have English teaching qualifications, and go the extra mile to get the kids to pass the exams.

EDIT: i wasn't going to say that the kids wont cut it in the local school, like 22yards did... but i fully agree... sorry
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hello, and welcome to the forum.

Yes, at that age your best bet is a private English school.

I have heard great things from Hull School in Zurich.
http://www.hullschool.ch/en/hulls-school/

Their teachers have English teaching qualifications, and go the extra mile to get the kids to pass the exams.
It looks like the OP would be based in Geneva.
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It looks like the OP would be based in Geneva.

Anything is possible.

Happy to have people suggest good schools in Geneva too - i do know of one boarding school, but have not had personal experience. Hull I have personal experience with, and its good.

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Thank you.

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