Recognised by the French Education Ministry, the International Section prepares pupils to sit the OIB (option internationale du baccalauréat), a prestigious set of supplementary examinations that are part of the French baccalauréat at the end of their schooling. The British version of the OIB is an integrated Franco-British school-leaving certificate. There are two supplementary exams: one in English, one in History and Geography which are modelled on the British A-level exams. The OIB 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 provides students with an internationally-recognised university entrance qualification. The OIB is 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.