Students choose one of two academic tracks at Le Rosey: The IB (or International Baccalaureate) or the French baccalauréat.
Candidates must choose a discipline from each of the six areas of study offered: three of the six subjects are freely chosen at Higher Level (HL); the other three subjects are chosen at the Standard Level (SL). A seventh subject may, as an exception, be added. A separate certificate is awarded for this subject.
All candidates study a wide range of subjects: French, two other languages, mathematics and sciences, history and geography, philosophy and physical and sports education. Students may also choose to study one or two additional subjects.
Candidates go into further depth in their study of the principal subjects in the série selected
In their final year, candidates choose a speciality subject. Teaching in this subject and its importance in the exam are increased (specific teaching begins in class 1 for maths ES or L, chosen as a speciality).
Candidates are also encouraged to choose one or more additional optional subjects: a fourth or fifth language, visual arts or a sport. These options increase the candidate’s chances of success at the baccalaureate.