College and High School

The Baccalauréat diploma that marks the end of high school (lycée) is undergoing reform. The first students to sit the new version of the Baccalauréat will do so in 2021. The organisation of studies at a high school level will change considerably in 2019-2020 in preparation for the reforms.

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Teaching in College 

The college welcomes students after CM2 as a continuation of elementary school. From 6ème  to 4ème, students will gradually familiarise themselves with a new organisation of work, new subjects as well as new teaching methods. During the first three years of college, bilingual education is provided in a complementary manner by the British and French sections.

The disciplines taught in the French section are: French, mathematics, history-geography, moral and civic education, life and Earth sciences, physics-chemistry and technology. Latin is also offered as an optional subject.

The creative arts, musical education, physical education and sports classes are taught by English-speaking teachers of the British section.  These courses have a specific programme with their own teaching practices and assessment methods. They are called “integrated courses” because our students are divided into classes with comrades from the British and German sections. When we add the teaching of Chinese and English to these integrated courses, about 50% of the weekly volume is taught in English. The French Section thus offers its students a bilingual course up to 4ème.

Teachings in High School 

In 3ème (H1/Grade 9), the teaching of creative arts, music and physical and sports education (EPS) are provided by the French Section because at the end of the year, students sit the national diploma - diplôme national du brevet (DNB) .

From 3ème, English and Chinese lessons are provided by the British Section.  From 3ème to 2nde, students prepare for IGCSEs for these subjects and from 1ère to Tle, they continue with the International Baccalaureate (IB).

During their year in 2nde, all students study the same “common” subjects: French, maths, history-geography, two modern languages, economic and social science, civics, physics- chemistry, biology, sport, and digital and computer science. The aim is to strengthen the students’ basic skills and competencies in all subject areas, while also increasing their scientific and humanistic knowledge. 

During the year in 2nde, the form tutor and the academic advisor will assist students in the selection of their three speciality subjects to take forward and study in 1ère

The following specialties are offered by the French Section: maths, physics-chemistry, biology, economic and social sciences, history-geography-geopolitics and political science, foreign languages-literature and culture, humanities-philosophy and literature. Students choose three specialities for 1ère and continue two of them in Tle.

You will find more information about each of the specialities in French here. Students study three speciality subjects in 1ère and two in Tle for twelve hours a week, giving them the opportunity to learn more about the areas that interest them. All students spend sixteen hours a week studying the following eight ‘common subjects’, in addition to the specialities they have chosen: French (in 1ère ), philosophy (in Tle), two modern languages, history-geography, sport, civics and science. 

Finally, our High School students can choose an elective from Latin (until 2nde), a third modern language or cinema and audiovisual studies. For more information about the cinema option please see the Eduscol website

The French Ministry of Education (MEN) has set up websites in French especially for 2nde students and their parents and for high school students in general with detailed information about the Bac 2021.  More information about the Bac 2021 can also be found on the Eduscol website.

University Counselling

Under the direction of the PRIO (Personnel Resource for Information and Orientation) and with the head teachers' assistance, we help students through personalised support and regular individual interviews to define their projects and find their best fit with input from their families. The school also provides access to presentations by representatives of higher education and immersion in a higher-level education class. In addition, several activities and initiatives are developed in cooperation with the CCIFT (France-Taiwan Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and the CCE (Foreign Trade Advisors) to offer a unique experience in professional and training forums and an internship in a professional environment (2nde). Please check the students’ academic profiles.

School Life: Preparing Students to Live Together

The mission of the school life office is to create the best social and emotional settings so students can grow and learn in a nurturing educational environment. The office values students’ experiences and backgrounds through a positive approach that supports them in their social and emotional development. The office is also responsible for monitoring student attendance, ensuring their safety and encouraging their participation in community life. As part of its activities, it works closely with the teaching team and the counseling office with the vision and missions of the TES in mind.