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 Baccalauréat ("Bac") and entry into higher education (French and international).

Lycée Condorcet offers three paths to higher education:

> The General Baccalauréat

The Baccalauréat, approved by the French Ministry of National Education and recognised internationally, allows access to higher education anywhere in the world, including preparatory classes.

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

Students are prepared for the Baccalauréat 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 Baccalauréat has been redesigned in the form of modules called specialties. It allows students to have a personalised course from Level 11.

See additional information about "the new Bac 2021" below.

>> Link to the results of the Baccalauréat 2019

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


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 Baccalauréat.

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.

>> Understand the 2021 bac in video: (please note that LCS only offers the general path, not the technological path)


This new Baccalauréat 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 keep 2 in Level 12 (2 x 6 hours).

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

Economics & Social Sciences ; Maths ; Earth and Life Sciences ; Humanities, Literature & Philosophy ; Physics-Chemistry ; History-Geography, Geopolitics and Political Science ; Languages ​​Literature & Foreign Culture (in English) ; Digital and computer sciences (NSI)


Useful links :

English explanation of the program

Frequently asked questions

Other links (french):

Presentation made at LCS on December 12 2019

Choisir ses enseignements de spécialité en seconde

>> Link to the presentation given on March 10 about the specialties

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



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 an extra option of the French Baccalauréat, 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. Students who chose the OIB follow the general path curriculum with students who do not chose the OIB but also receive extra hours of class.


- 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 in English on top of their general path of the Baccalauréat.


- 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.

For more infornation please contact the IB coordinator or the enrolment department.