[Press Release] FIS graduates continue their learning journey

The French International School (FIS) is delighted to report that graduates from the Class of 2016 have embarked on the next stage of their learning journey, enrolling in a wide variety of exciting courses at some of the top institutions in the world.

[Hong Kong – 21 September 2016] 

 “As a school, we aim to prepare students for the future and we are delighted to see our graduates are well placed to continue their learning journey at some of the top institutions in the world” said Christian Soulard, Headmaster of the French International School.

FIS graduates have secured places to study popular courses at Kings College London (Liberal Arts); University of Cambridge (Mathematics; Human, Social and Political Sciences); University of Oxford (English Language and Literature); University of St. Andrews (International Relations); INSA (Engineering); EDHEC (Business; Management) and Sciences Po (Political Science).

Creativity plays a very important role at FIS and this year saw an increase in the number of students deciding to pursue more creative courses. Out of 14 FIS graduates (French stream)who had chosen the Art option, 8 of them have successfully gained entry into prestigious Art schools such as  Atelier de Sèvres (Arts); Créapole (Arts); École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Malaquais (Architecture); ESAA Boulle (Arts); ESRA (Cinema); University of the Arts, London; BIMM (song writing); Chichester University (Music and Musical Theatre); Imperial College (Design Engineering) and Oxford Brookes University (Art & Design).

This year we had a number of students choosing to follow their passion by focusing on a very specialised and specific area” noted David Hammond, University Guidance Counsellor at the French International School. “In addition to the more creative courses, FIS graduates will study Automotive and Aero Engineering (ESTACA); Animal Osteopathy (European School of Animal Osteopathy) and Equestrian Studies (University of New Hampshire).”

French stream students also gained entry to Preparatory Classes at Lycée Charlemagne, Lycée Clémenceau, Lycée Intégrale, Lycée Jacques Decour, Lycée Janson De Sailly, Lycée Montaigne, Lycée Sainte Geneviève, Lycée Saint-Louis and Lycée Thiers.

FIS congratulates the Class of 2016 on their achievements.

Background Information

This year again saw 100% of students successfully passing the French Baccalaureate, the French Ministry of National Education’s internationally recognised diploma. 46% of FIS students were awarded highest honours (mention très bien) and more than 74% were awarded honours (mention bien) or above. These results are outstanding and in line with last year’s results. 

The International Stream cohort celebrated achieving an average score of 36 in the IBDP which is 6 points above the world average and 3 points above the regional average. 21 of our 23 students passed the exam, which is a 91.3% pass rate. 30% of them received 40 points or above with one awarded the maximum score of 45 points, an outstanding accomplishment shared with only 54 other students in Asia-Pacific and 146 others worldwide.

About French International School (FIS)

FIS was established in 1963/64 as one of the first international schools in Hong Kong. The school offers two streams: the French and International Streams, preparing students towards certification in the French national examination, the French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. In 1988, FIS became the first in Hong Kong to be authorised as an IB World School. 

The school will open a new state of the art eco-campus in Tseung Kwan O in September 2018. Currently, the school is one of the largest international through schools in Hong Kong and welcomes over 2,700 students from Kindergarten to Year 13/Terminale, representing 40 different nationalities, across four campuses in Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout, Chai Wan and Hung Hom. 

The school’s mission is to provide, together with families, a nurturing, culturally diverse community that inspires our young people to realize their true potential as confident, independent learners and responsible global citizens with moral values and integrity.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Fleur Murdoch, Marketing and Communications Assistant Manager

Tel: (852) 2892 3643