Lycée provides the advanced or tertiary stage of children’s education, and seeks to prepare pupils for under-graduate study, advanced apprenticeships and professional employment induction courses.
As in each previous level, children will follow the normal routine shared by their French peers. In their first year, a foundation course prepares them for entry into the Baccalauréat Français International, (BFI), which is run by Education Nationale, the French national education authority, and should not be confused with the International Baccalaureate.
In the final two years of the Lycée, English 31 pupils follow the British option available to Section Internationale pupils; they follow the English and History/Geography programmes of the Baccalauréat Français International (BFI), which are jointly run by the British Section’s partners and Education Nationale, the French national education authority. There is complete integration into the French Baccalauréat, in order that they develop complete fluency in both languages, the BFI also offers formal recognition at, Baccalaureate level, of your child’s bilingual ability; combined, they command respect internationally as a high quality preparation for higher education.
The English Literature and History/Geography subjects of the Baccalauréat Français International (BFI) are taught exclusively in English and are examined using syllabi and assessment practices overseen and validated by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The normal French system’s requirements for both a foreign language and History & Geography are replaced by the BFI’s English Literature & Language and History/Geography courses.
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NOTE: Starting in 2024, Seconde students will no longer take the IGCSE.
More information about the BFI starting in September 2022 can be found in our news section.
With the recent reforms to the Baccalauréat coming into effect from September 2019 the choices open to students can be found here.
The BFI curriculum (English literature and History-Geography) will be offered instead of LV1/LVA English and History and Geography in core curriculum.
The number of hours dedicated to the teaching of BFI will remain the same across those 2nde and 1ère: 4 hours for English and 4 hours for History & Geography per week.
Click here for the 2020-21 history & geography curriculum.
With the recent reforms to the Baccalaureate coming into effect from September 2019 the choices open to students can be found here
Starting in September 2022, the BFI curriculum (English literature and History-Geography) will be offered instead of LV1/LVA English and History-Geography in the core curriculum.
The number of hours dedicated to the teaching of OIB will be 4 hours for English and 4 hours for History - Geography and 2 hours of Connaissance du monde per week.
Outlines of our English and History-Geography programmes can be consulted here.
In Terminale students have 6 hours of English and 5 hours of History & Geography per week.
Click here for the History & Geography programme of study.