The International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate


The International Baccalaureate Diploma

Lycée Condorcet offers students aged 16 – 18 who wish to pursue higher education in English the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program as an alternative to the French Baccalaureate (FB).

Students will graduate with a Bilingual Diploma confirming their proficiency in both English and French. However, the ability to speak French is not a prerequisite for enrolment in the IB, which caters to all levels of French. Students may also take Spanish, German or Mandarin.

All students must take the six following subjects, plus one other subject of their own choice, the Visual Arts, Music or another language or science.

  • English
  • French
  • Economics
  • Geography or History
  • Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Mathematics

What makes the IB unique are a course in the Theory of Knowledge, a 4,000-word extended essay and CAS (Creativity, Action, Service).

The IB program also assists students to develop into caring young people through their involvement in community service, something active and something creative (CAS). Students are not graded on CAS, but we feel it is the most rewarding part of the program.

After successfully completing the IB Diploma, students graduate with either a Diploma or a Bilingual Diploma, both generally recognized as qualifications for university entrance.