Secondary school (collège and lycée)

Secondary school (collège and lycée)

 

 

Junior Secondary School covers Years 6 to 9. Aged from 11 to 15, our students reinforce and increase the knowledge they have acquired in elementary school. They are also introduced to secondary education teaching methods as they prepare for the National Diploma Brevet (DNB). At the end of 3ème, pupils sit an exam to gain the diplôme national du brevet (DNB) which assesses the knowledge and skills learned in lower secondary and certifies the command of the Common Core of Knowledge and Skills. It takes coursework into account and includes three written tests in French, mathematics, and history and geography/civic education and an oral exam in art history.

Subjects

In junior high secondary school, all subjects are taught by different teachers with specific qualifications in each field. Students learn:

  • French
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology (SVT)
  • Physics and chemistry (SPC)
  • Music and the visual arts
  • Sports and physical education
  • History and geography
  • Technology.
  • They also benefit from an individual support (AP) (3h in Year 6 and 1h in Year 7 to 9) integrated in teachings.

In additional, there are five hours a week of lessons in English each week:

  • One hour of mathematics (in Year 6)
  • One hour of technology (in Year 7)
  • One hour of history and geography (in Year 8)
  • One hour of physics (in Year 9)
  • One hour of music
  • One hour of visual arts.

In Year 7, students have the option to begin learning Latin, and they start learning another foreign language : Spanish, Mandarin or German (Lv2). In order to help them make their choice, they discover those 3 languages in class in Y6. (1 per trimester)

In cycle 4, which means Year 7 to 9, Interdisciplinary Practical Teaching (EPI) is organized 3h/week within the traditional courses.

To know more about Teaching programmes and the Common core of knowledge, skills and culture :​ http://eduscol.education.fr/pid36587/teaching-programmes.html

The LCS also offers a selective programme from Y6 onwards: the bicultural and bilingual OIB or British International Section programme.
 

Exams 

DNB - Diplôme national du brevet: evaluation of knowledge and skills at the end of the college.

Obtaining the National Diploma of the Brevet (DNB) is linked to mastery of the common base of knowledge, skills and culture assessed (400 points) and to the results obtained in the final examination tests (400 points). 

The exams take place in June in 3rd grade and consist of 4 written tests (French, Mathematics, History-Geography, Sciences) and an oral test.

Up to 20 additional points are awarded to candidates who have followed optional teaching (Latin or choral) depending on the level they have acquired at the end of cycle 4 with regard to the learning objectives of this teaching.

NAPLAN - National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy: Australia's national examination that students take in Years 5 and 9.

Cambridge English: A lifelong certificate that allows students to assess themselves against an international standard.

In Senior high school

From Seconde to Terminale, LCS provides excellent bilingual education and prepares students for the baccalaureate and entry into higher education (French and international).

The Lycée Condorcet offers three routes to higher education :

- The baccalaureate

- The OIB - The Baccalaureate with the British International Section

- The IB Diploma