New French Baccalaureate at FIS
The 2019-2020 school year marks the end of an era for all Upper Secondary students enrolled in the French curriculum: the old Baccalaureate exam, based on the format that prevailed since 1995, will be the last one. Former sections “S” (Sciences), “L” (Literature) and “ES” (Economics and Social studies) are to be replaced with “Speciality courses”, that students are free to "mix and match", following a new customised approach.
While there were 5 different types of specialisation available for FIS 1ère students in 2018, this year they could choose among an impressive 27 combinations – 3 speciality courses to be chosen among the 9 offered at FIS. And in 2020, Terminale students may have to choose between 32 possible combinations…
Introduction to the Workplace
A highlight for FIS students in Seconde is their work experience placement. This takes place at the end of the school year for one week in an organisation of the student’s choice so that the student can learn about a profession that interests them.
Additionally, our University Guidance department runs numerous events and initiatives for our Secondary students in order to help them get familiar with the many different carreer paths they can choose.
Languages for Upper Secondary students
From Seconde, FIS provides three options for students who wish to perfect their language skills.
- American Section (OIB): provides additional teaching in English for the following subjects – Literature, Theatre, History and Geography. This section leads to the International Bac.
- Oriental Section: provides 2 hours of additional classes taught in Mandarin concentrating on language learning, History and Geography.
- European Section: provides 2 hours of additional classes on western history taught in English.
For more information, see the Language Learning page.
Classes & Subjects
- New Baccalauréat
- Option L
- Option ES
- Option S
- Language Sections