Senior Cycle Curriculum
A Bi-lingual Education for Future Global Citizens
From 4th to 6th year :
- Preparation to the Baccalaureat – Mainstream and European Section
- Preparation to the Baccalauréat Français International (BFI) – International American Section
The International American Section
The goal of the American Section is to offer our students aged 14-18 (Seconde/4th year to Terminale/6th year) a bi-lingual education comprising a high-quality English speaking educational and cultural experience and a comprehensive French education, as a follow-on from our Eurocampus course. Our programme develops the skills that students will need to succeed as global citizens in an interdependent and competitive world, while allowing them to mature both intellectually and emotionally in a diverse and rich environment.
What is the Baccalauréat Français International (BFI)?
The American Section prepares students to sit the Baccalauréat Français International (BFI) in Terminale. The BFI is an integrated certificate that combines the breadth and rigour of the French Baccalauréat with three extra subjects taught in English to Leaving Certificate or A Level standard in a single certificate. The BFI is therefore technically the French Baccalauréat + Leaving Certificate or A Level standard components in English Literature, History-Geography, and Global Studies Research Seminar.
The BFI is very highly regarded by the best third level educational bodies in Ireland, France, the U.K.,the U.S., Canada, and further afield, as it represents a higher academic level than the French Baccalauréat.
Admission to the American Section
The admission process for the American Section takes place at the very beginning of the year of Seconde. It is also possible to join the American Section at the beginning of the class of Première for students arriving from schools other than our Lycée.
In order to enroll for the American Section all students must sit a one-hour written exam and undertake an interview with the three teachers in charge of the courses. The interview is conducted in English and enables the teachers to assess the level of English of the candidates as well as their ability to follow a course of a high academic standard. The report files (‘dossiers scolaires’) of the candidates are also closely looked at.