Lycée High School

OVERVIEW

The Lycée is the second and last stage of secondary education in the French school system for students aged 15 to 18 years.

The Anglophone Section is hosted by the Lycée International François Premier, a French public school with Anglophone and Germanophone sections. The school is on the same campus as the Ecole Léonard de Vinci and the Collège International but has its own entrance on the corner of rue Victor Hugo and rue Guérin.

Mr Patrick Berthelot is the Proviseur of the Lycée and his deputy is Mr Michael Toitot.

The Lycée has approximately 1500 students including three post-bac preparatory classes for French Grandes Ecoles.

In Lycée the number of lesson hours in the Anglophone Section progresses from six hours in Seconde to nine hours in terminale. By the end of Seconde Section students prepare for the English Language and Literature and History iGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). In terminale students sit, in addition the their subjects in French, the English Language and Literature and English History-Geography part of the OIB (Option International du Baccalauréat).

Our students fare particularly well in this demanding exam. In 2018 36.7% of students achieved a Mention Très Bien (16/20 or more), 32.6% a Mention Bien (between 14/20 and 16/20), 16.3% a Mention Assez Bien (between 12/20 and 14/20).

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Class / Grade Equivalents

The school year in France begins in September and ends early July. Students are admitted according to their birth date in a civil year and the class they have completed. The Anglophone Section teaches children from CP to Terminale. There is no Ecole Maternelle (Kindergarten).

The classes/grades corresponding to French classes are as follows: