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Academia group questions

Hi guys

Just looking for a bit of info or if anyone has information/experience regarding the Academia group in Zurich for A Level students. We’ve not heard v positive things re IZSN and we heard that Hull school is mainly Swiss kids and our son can’t speak Swiss German so he really doesn’t want to go there.

Any info re the academia group and if they are any good, particularly in sciences, would be appreciated.

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Re: Academia group questions

Academia have been around a while as a tutoring service, they have only just started offering "classes". I think that means they have small groups and can offer individual service. I would ask specifically how many would be in each subject and how much experience the teacher has at A level. I would also ask about opportunities to do lab work if your son wants to do A level sciences.

The majority of Hull's kids are bilingual, about 70-80% have a Swiss passport, and many have another passport as well. There are a few that only speak English when they begin and only English is spoken in the lessons. Usually at the start of their four years there are two native speaker classes and four non-native speaker classes. After two years they are all fluent and get mixed together, depending on what A levels they want to do. I would not let a lack of Swiss German put you off.

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