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I have been offered a job in Lausanne and could be moving to Lausanne in the next month or so. I have three kids and I am looking for schools for the eldest two, daughter 16 son 14.

My daughter has just completed her GCSE's in the uk.

We have looked a t Brillamont, Haut Lac and St Georges, interested to hear any views on these schools or recommendations of others to consider.

My daughter would like to go to university in Switzerland, can anyone provide definative info on what she will need to achieve to obtain a place in a couple of years time. I have been told Swiss unviersities place greater
store in A levels etc rather than IB, is this correct

Also looking for good kindergarten for a 4 year old, as found out kids in Switzerland do not attend school till 6, is this correct?

All very confusing
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Re: School opportunities

Hey,

I found a school comparison guide that helped me through the process of choosing a school and thinking about different things that are important for me and my child http://info.brillantmont.ch/brillant...mparison-guide.
I know it's actually provided by Brillantmont, but I found it quite useful.
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I have been offered a job in Lausanne and could be moving to Lausanne in the next month or so. I have three kids and I am looking for schools for the eldest two, daughter 16 son 14.

My daughter has just completed her GCSE's in the uk.

We have looked a t Brillamont, Haut Lac and St Georges, interested to hear any views on these schools or recommendations of others to consider.

My daughter would like to go to university in Switzerland, can anyone provide definative info on what she will need to achieve to obtain a place in a couple of years time. I have been told Swiss unviersities place greater
store in A levels etc rather than IB, is this correct

Also looking for good kindergarten for a 4 year old, as found out kids in Switzerland do not attend school till 6, is this correct?

All very confusing
For opinions on those schools, I suggest you Google "site:englishforum.ch <name of school>" to find threads where they have been discussed.

I assume your daughter is fluent in French? Here's a link to EPFL's page on admission requirements for 1st year students: http://bachelor.epfl.ch/cms/site/bac...page-5917.html. A Levels should be covered in the detailed admissions information by country.

I think you can find similar information for University of Lausanne here: http://www.unil.ch/immat/page83589_en.html.

Sorry to be so terse but I am rushing off.
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You will certainly get bits and pieces of information in reply to your post, but I suspect you will have to do a lot of reading on your own. A good place to start is the University education page on the excellent site of the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities site.
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Re: School opportunities

Do not be worried about your 4-year old if moving to Lausanne. As Lausanne is in Vaud, they start school here at age 4, and Vaud has implemented the HarmoS in 2012, which actually now requires all 4 years olds to be in school (previously it was optional). Cut off date is gradually moving from 30 June to 31 July for being 4 years old, so assume if already 4, already meets these cut off dates for Vaud/HarmoS.
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