Frequently Asked Questions

Curriculum

Mrs Popa-Jones, the coordinator of the Section is British; Mrs Joubert is South African and Mme Caddeo is French but perfectly bilingual, having taught English literature at University level. All have extensive experience in teaching International section classes, either in France or abroad. Our history and geography teachers are bilingual and also have extensive experience teaching international college and lycée students. All the professeurs are ‘agrégés’.

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In the past four years, we have seen the following results:

2017  100% success, 92% mention and 33% mention très bien

2018 100% success, 66% mention très bien and 20% mention bien

2019 100% success, all students received a mention and 46% mention très bien

2020 100% success, 34% mention très bien, 38% mention bien

2021   100% success, 20% mention très bien (2 avec félicitations du jury)

2022   100% success, 54% mention très bien (3 avec félicitations du jury)

 

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In collège no – the IS class stays together for all classes, apart from some mixing for the additional language options as of 5ème (Spanish, Italian, Latin, and later Greek)

In lycée, the IS classes are only together for the subjects taught in English.

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College: 6 to 7 hours in English and 2 to 4 hours of History/Geography in English

Seconde: 7 hours of English and 4 hours of History/Geography in English

Première: 6,5 hours of English (Literature, Language, Connaissance du Monde) and 2 to 4 hours of History/ Geography in English.

Terminale: 6 hours of English (Literature, Language, Connaissance du Monde) + 2 to 4 hours of History/Geography in English

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Options are not limited in the International Section: the students preparing for the OIB attend the same classes as those students taking the French baccalauréat program but with additional hours in English, History and Geography.

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Recognised by the French Education Ministry, the International Section prepares students for the Baccalauréat Français International (BFI), a prestigious set of supplementary examinations that are part of the French baccalauréat at the end of their schooling. The British version of the BFI is an integrated Franco-British school-leaving certificate. There are three supplementary exams: one in English; one in History and Geography, which are modeled on the British A-level exams; and a new internally assessed examination, Connaissance du Monde. The BFI combines the breadth and rigour of the French baccalauréat with the extra subjects taught and examined in English to A Level standard, in a single certificate.

  • It is jointly certified by University of Cambridge International Examinations and the French Ministry of Education.
  • It makes academic and linguistic demands to an equal level in both English and French.
  • It will provide students with an internationally-recognised university entrance qualification.

The BFI will be regarded as a plus in applying for foreign universities as recruiters are aware of the extra workload that it involves and see it as evidence of diligence and an appetite for hard work. However, some universities still ask for English language proficiency tests for proof of language level.

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6ème

Matilda, Roald Dahl
The Secret Garden, F.H. Burnett
Holes, Louis Sachar
Skellig, David Almond
Wonder, R.J Palacio
National Theatre version of Peter Pan
Always complete and unabridged versions

5ème

Boy, Roald Dahl
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien
The Giver, Lois Lowry
National Theatre version of Treasure Island
Introduction to Shakespeare
Poetry and short stories

4ème

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda N. Adichie
Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
Poetry and short stories

3ème

Animal Farm, George Orwell
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Macbeth, William Shakespeare, National Theatre version of Macbeth
Work on Shakespeare’s time (Elizabethan, Jacobean)
Beowulf
Poetry

2nde

The Tempest, William Shakespeare
Fireman’s Daughter, Angeline Boulley (with a meeting with the author at the Festival America)
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Modernism (celebrating the centenary of Ulysses and The Waste Land by studying extracts from the both works, To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf)
Poetry and short stories
Presentations on Famous British authors and poets

1er and Terminale

Written:
Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare/ As You Like It, William Shakespeare/
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
Selected Poems, Keats/ Selected Poems, Percy Bysshe Shelley
Orals:
Gothic writing: Dracula, Bram Stoker; The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter
6 set poems

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