Senior high school (lycée) - Towards Higher Education

Senior high school (lycée) - Towards Higher Education


From Level 10 to 12, LCS offers a bilingual education of excellence and prepares for the baccalaureate and entry into higher education (French and international).

Lycée Condorcet offers three paths to higher education:


> The General Baccalaureate 

The general baccalaureate, approved by the French Ministry of National Education. Recognised internationally, the general baccalaureate allows access to all higher education, including preparatory classes.

The best foreign bachelors are also eligible for Excellence Major scholarships for their studies in France.

Students are prepared for the General Baccalaureate throughout their schooling at LCS and it is a logical and coherent end of the educational path of students.


Since the 2019-2020 school year, this General Baccalaureate has been redesigned in the form of modules called specialties. It allows students to have a personalised course from Level 11. (see additional information below)

>> Link to the results of the Baccalauréat 2019

>> Orientation: what do our students do after the Baccalaureate

> The International Option Baccalaureate (OIB)

The OIB is the French General Baccalaureate diploma, on which the mention "International Option" is marked with the language of the section in which the candidate is enrolled. This is a specific category of the French Baccalaureate, giving considerable weight to the skills and knowledge related to the language and culture of the partner country. At Lycée Condorcet, this is the British international option.


- In elementary school, all students are automatically enrolled in the British international section and receive 5 hours of teaching in English.


- In high school (collège), students who follow this track receive 4 hours of English, 4 hours of English language and literature, and 1 hour and a half of history-geography in English

- In senior high school (lycée), students who take this option receive 2 hours 30 of English, 4 hours of English language and literature and 2 hours of history-geography.


- At the Baccaluareate, students are evaluated on two specific tests: language and literature and history-geography, each comprising a written part and an oral part. These specific tests are conducted in the language of the section.

This option is selective and requires a significant investment.

> The International Baccalaureate (IB)

Not certified by the French Ministry of National Education but recognised in many countries, the IB is a demanding degree, conducted only in English. The IB is accessible to Lycée Condorcet in Y11 and Y12 only. The description of the teaching is available as an attachment below.

Due to its few participants, this branch is currently being questioned. A decision will be taken in the coming months on whether it is maintained or not.


The new Bac # Bac2021

The students who entered 2018 in the general and technological Level 10 will be the first to sit for this new Baccalaureate.

In 2019-2020, they are in Level 11 and will be submitted to the first tests of continuous control as well as the anticipated tests of French. In Level 12, i.e. in 2020-2021, they will again be submitted to continuous tests before the final rounds of June.

For a full description of the new Baccalaureate, see the documents below.

>> Understand the 2021 bac in 2min30


This new General Baccalaureate of a high academic level is presented on a format "A la carte"

All students take common courses and disciplines of their choice: the specialty courses.

Students follow 3 specialties (3 x 4 hours) in Level 11 and 2 in Level 12 (2 x 6 hours).

The specialties offered in Level 11 at the LCS are the following ones:

Economic & Social Sciences, Maths, Earth Sciences & Life, Humanities, Literature & Philosophy, Physics-Chemistry, History-Geography, Geopolitics and Political Science, Languages ​​Literature & Foreign Culture

Useful links (french only) :

Choisir ses enseignements de spécialité en seconde

Les coefficients des épreuves

Les coefficients des épreuves pour les sections internationales

French Ministry of education ressources:

Le site Secondes2018-2019 

L’application Horizons 2021

Le site