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Secondary Level


College is the secondary level establishment, which receives schoolchildren at end the of elementary school.

They attend a 4 years scholarship: 6e, 5e, 4e and 3e grades. An establishment project is set up, which allows the implementation of the academic policy.

At College, trainings are structured into fields

French, Mathematics, History-Geography, Moral and Civic education, Modern Languages, Life and Hearth sciences, Physics and Chemistry, Technology, Physical and sports training, Plastic arts, Music

Practical inter-fields trainings (enseignements pratiques interdisciplinaires-EPI) and personal support (accompagnement personnalisé-AP) are complementary trainings which are part of mandatory ones.

Each end of cycle objectives are fixed by national programs which allow to work common frame’s knowledge and skills. These programs enclose art history training, and media and information education, which are not linked to a particular field, but are taught by several teachers, including the librarian one.

College Programs

In the 5ème year (Year 8) begins the teaching of a foreign or regional second foreign language.

A mandatory education may be provided in a foreign language, if that second language does not exceed half the hours of instruction.

Schools wishing to do so may offer their students optional tuition.

These teachings improve the educational offer and contribute to the opening of Europe and the world, to the valorisation of cultural roots.

The digital education adapts to the needs of each student and reinforces the acquisition of knowledge. It also promotes the responsible use of the Internet and social networks.

The common frame of knowledge, skills and culture

The common frame (socle commun) of knowledge, skills and culture is made of the whole knowledge, skills, values, and behaviours that are necessary to manage one’s education, individual and future citizen life.

From primary school to last mandatory academic year, students progressively acquire the skills and knowledge of this common frame. By the end of each academic cycle, Teachers certify the reached level in each component of the common frame.

A sole school record book follows your child from CP till 3e grade.

The Diplôme National du Brevet (DNB)

At the end of the 3e grade, an important step takes place: the “Diplôme National du Brevet” (DNB). Passing the exam is linked to the cumulative points obtained on common frame’s evaluation (on-going control) and to final examination.

The 4th cycle end results state children’s acquisition levels for the 8 components of the common frame of knowledge, skills and culture. This is materialized by a positioning on a 4 levels scale. Those levels are converted into points whose sum gives your child’s result to the on-going control.

The exam is composed of 4 written tests:

French (3h): from a literary text sample, or a picture, linguistic (grammar – among which re-writing – glossary…) and understanding skills evaluation + dictation + report.

Mathematics (2h): exercises, among which some with charts or schemes, and among which one data processing one.

History and Geography: document analysis + understanding + historical and geographical landmarks use + moral and civic education skills mobilization.

Sciences (1h) (2 domains out of 3): physics-chemicals, life and hearth sciences, technology.

– Common frame of knowledge, skills and culture evaluation.

Spoken test: presentation of a project led in arts history or within an EPI or one of the educative pathways, and interview.
-Either through a 15 minutes individual interview (5 minutes presentation, and 10 minutes interview),
-or, through a 25 minutes collective interview (10 minutes presentation and 15 minutes interview)


By the end of College, students can keep up their education in a “Lycée d’Enseignement Général et Technologique” (LEGT). Scholarship is 3 years long: seconde, première, terminale.

Each Lycée elaborates an establishment project, that allows to have special rules according to its academic audience

LEGT is composed of 3 grades: General Seconde grade, Première and Terminale which lead to the baccalauréat examination.

The baccalauréat endorses end of secondary studies knowledge and skills and is the first degree of Higher Education. It allows to enter Higher Education.

A Lycée and general baccalauréat revision is on progress (LFIB’s situation) and will lead to a new baccalauréat around June, 2021.