Brevet des collèges
Issued by a jury, the brevet is a diploma that attests to the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of secondary school (first phase of the secondary cycle).
The awarding of the brevet does not condition access to a higher class at the end of the third year.
The Common Base of Knowledge, Skills and Culture presents what every student should know and master at this point. It brings together all the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to succeed in school, as an individual and as a future citizen.
The General Baccalaureate is assessed in two ways:
- as part of the continuous assessment (40% of the final grade) taking into account the evaluation of the student’s results in class during the final cycle for the compulsory courses and optional courses;
- within the framework of the final tests (60% of the final mark) of the first group and, if necessary, of the second group (“oraux de rattrapage” or “épreuves de contrôle”).
40% of the baccalaureate grade is for compulsory courses that are not subject to final exams. In addition, students may add optional courses to complete their course. These options are not subject to final tests. The marks retained for the baccalauréat are then calculated from the results obtained in class during the two years of the final cycle.
Students will use their annual averages, based on the student’s quarterly or semester averages over the terminal cycle, in the relevant courses:
Specialty course taken only in Première class
History-geography, scientific education, modern language A, modern language B and moral and civic education (first and last year of high school)
In physical education and sports, the mark used for the continuous assessment is the average of the marks obtained in the course of the assessment (CCF).
The final exams include the exams taken in advance at the end of the first year as well as the final exams taken in the final year. They represent 60% of the final grade.
The anticipated tests concern the written and oral French tests for all candidates in the general stream. The marks attributed to these tests are provisional until the deliberation of the jury which meets the following year within the framework of the examination session.
The senior final tests include:
- the two written tests on the speciality courses chosen by the candidate.
- the philosophy test: for all, this choice corresponds to a French tradition and to the need to reinforce the critical spirit in the education of the younger generation.
- the final oral test of the Grand oral, lasting 20 minutes, prepared throughout the final cycle.
Knowing how to express oneself in correct French is essential for studies, for personal and professional life. Because oral fluency is a social marker, all students should be offered the opportunity to acquire this skill.
In the general track, students take a Grand oral on their specialty courses at the end of the senior year. The oral exam is based on the presentation of a project prepared by the student in first grade. This test assesses essential skills, particularly elocution. The student will have to show conviction, an ability to dialogue and argue, with the aim of adopting a critical distance with regard to his project.
BAC FRANCAIS INTERNATIONAL : Bilingual or Trilingual Course
The BFI (French International Baccalaureate) is the classic French baccalaureate with an important linguistic reinforcement and opening to the world culture.
Students in the first year of the general stream who enroll in this program prepare for this new international baccalaureate during their two years in the final cycle.
The BFI is a new system designed to meet the expectations of all students in their diversity, whether they are students in all their diversity, whether they attend school in France or in the network of French schools abroad.
SPECIFIC EDUCATION and ORGANIZATION:
Bilingual course :
French + Modern language A (language of the section) + Modern language B. All of the specific BFI courses (cultural and linguistic studies, world knowledge, compulsory non-linguistic subjects and optional non-linguistic subjects linked to a speciality*) are taught in LVA (language of the section).
Trilingual course :
French + Modern language A (section language) + Modern language B
The compulsory non-linguistic subject and the world knowledge course are taught in the language of the section. In-depth cultural and linguistic instruction is given in LVB. It is also possible to follow a optional non-linguistic subject in conjunction with a speciality* in LVB.
EBBD EUROPEAN BUSINESS BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA
The European Business Baccalaureate Diploma (EBBD) allows students to acquire students to acquire a label of excellence in the field of business. This diploma certifies a high level of mastery of the following subjects European commercial, economic and legal in English.
SPECIFIC TEACHINGS :
Management, business, economics, law on a European scale… With a special focus on the functioning of the European Union.
ORGANIZATION: 70 hours/year over 3 years 210 hours of training
VALUE: The competencies required for this diploma form a standard portfolio harmonized throughout Europe. The EBBD thus supports the mobility of graduates and increases their opportunities on the European job market. It is also a label of excellence in International Trade.
DUAL DIPLOMA (American baccalaureate)
THE DUAL DIPLOMA
Possibility of preparing a double diploma in 3 years: the French International Baccalaureate and its American equivalent the High School Diploma. The courses are online and in English with American teachers on extra-curricular time. The student is also accompanied by a French coordinator, within the school.
- English at a C1 level
- Specific subjects for the American baccalaureate such as psychology or criminology
- October to June 3 to 4 hours/week 120 hours/year 360 hours/year
- over 3 years
- This diploma certifies a good level of English and facilitates entry into higher education in France and abroad.
DELF / DALF
The DELF (diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (diplôme approfondi de langue française) diplomas are official certifications of French as a foreign language from the French Ministry of Education. They attest to a mastery of the four language skills (written and oral comprehension, written and oral production) in the French language. These certifications are adapted to all ages and are based on the six levels of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). They are valid without time limit, recognized in France and all over the world.
Other language certifications
The school accompanies all requests for language certifications necessary for the student’s education. On a case-by-case basis, the school can help with the Lingua Skills, TOEIC, CIMA, HSK, and CLES (multilingual) exams.