The French Stream
Linked by convention to the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE - a network of almost 500 schools under the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs), the French stream follows the French National Education curriculum which leads to the “Diplôme National du Brevet” (DNB) and the French “Baccalauréat”. The “option internationale du Baccalauréat” (American section - OIB), in place for 6ème to Terminale students, offers an advanced level of study in English.
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Since its establishment, FIS has made language learning one of its priorities and our students are almost all bi- or tri-lingual at the end of their studies. In addition, in order to provide a positive and stimulating environment, FIS offers a wide range of projects for students in the Arts, Sports, Computing and Sustainable Development. We aim to give everybody the chance to meet their full potential as conscious, independent, responsible global citizens with social values.
FIS is part of the Hong Kong landscape: for the past 50 years our school and its community have been heavily involved in the economic, social and cultural life of the territory. Our current projects, such as the Tseung Kwan O campus, show that we intend to remain part of Hong Kong’s future landscape.
A Curriculum leading to the French Baccalaureat
For the school year 2016-2017, more than 2,000 students were enrolled in the French Stream from Reception (MS) to Year 13 (Terminale). Students share campuses with the International Stream so that all FIS students can be part of one single community. By sharing and being together through activities, all FIS students know each other and grow from the diversity and uniqueness of every student.
In Primary, the French Stream offers two learning options:
- Classes in French with advanced English: French is the main teaching language and English is taught as a second language. Students are in small groups according to level and have 3 to 5 English lessons per week depending on their class.
- Bilingual Classes (French / English): teaching is in both French and English. Half the curriculum is taught in French, half in English; the languages are both subjects and teaching languages. Each class has two teachers: one a native French speaker, the other a native English speaker.
In Secondary, from Year 7 (6eme), FIS continues with the bi-lingual option through the “Section Internationale Américaine” accredited by the French Ministry of Education and the College Board of New York. Students following this curriculum receive an education which allows them to attain native level in both the French and English languages.
An Inspirational Learning Environment
Classes are generally limited to 25 students and foreign languages are taught in small groups by experienced and qualified teachers.
FIS encourages students to excel, work together and express themselves through a large range of activities such as educational visits, sustainable development projects and sports days. These trips supplement the curriculum and are an integral part of learning.