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  • uncategorized LCE/Langue et Cultures Europeennnes/English Culture and Language (Lower Secondary / College)

    6 hours of English per week. 6e-3e: Drama + 6e-5e: Sciences; 4e-3e: Maths – all in English. Problem-solving, experiments, field trips and cutting-edge mathematical pedagogical methods).

    The LCE (Language and Culture Learning in Lower Secondary) program is an exceptional English language program that offers students a unique and immersive learning experience. Developed in collaboration with the French Ministry of Education, the Sciences Department and Drama professionals, LCE combines the academic excellence of the French education system with specialized English courses in sciences and drama, fostering bilingualism and cultural enrichment.

    LCE students can delve into the benefits of studying sciences in English, including mathematics and biology. These subjects are taught by highly qualified instructors who provide engaging lessons and practical applications, enabling students to develop a deep understanding of scientific concepts and analytical thinking.

    In addition to the sciences, LCE also offers an exciting drama course taught in English. Through this creative outlet, students explore the world of theatre, enhancing their communication skills, self-expression, and confidence. The drama classes provide a dynamic and interactive environment where students can develop their creativity and explore various dramatic techniques.

    The LCE program is committed to academic excellence, maintaining high standards and challenging students to reach their full potential. With a substantial workload, students dedicate significant time to English instruction, ensuring comprehensive language development and academic progress.

    Discover the transformative power of language learning with LCE. Immerse yourself in the world of sciences and drama and unlock a world of possibilities. Join us on this remarkable journey of bilingualism, academic growth, and personal development.

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  • Assessment Year 7 to Year 12
    • Review of supporting documents, including the FIS Educational Details Form, two latest school reports and FIS reference form completed by applicant’s current school
    • Externally moderated online computer test which assess English Comprehension where necessary 
    • Interview between applicant, parent(s) and Secondary Principal and/or Vice-Principal during which his/her strengths, interests and aspirations are discussed (approximately 30 mins)
  • Assessment Year 4 to Year 6
    1. Approximate time: 60-90 minutes
    2. Group assessment undertaken during the school day with the opportunity to interact with teaching staff and take part in educational activities focusing on reading, writing and mathematics
      1. An English writing task
      2. Applicant may be asked to sit an externally moderated, online assessment covering English literacy, non-verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning
      3. Review of supporting documents, including the FIS Educational Details Form, the FIS Reference Form and the latest school report/s
  • Assessment Year 2 and Year 3

    Approximate time: 45-60 minutes

    • group assessment undertaken during the school day with the opportunity to speak to teaching staff
    • children will take part in educational activities focusing on phonics, reading, writing and mathematics
    • review of supporting documents, including the FIS Educational Details Form, the FIS Reference Form and the latest school report/s
  • Assessment Year 1

    Approximate time: 30-45 minutes

    • play-based group assessment with educational activities in English focusing on phonics, writing and arithmetic 
    • children have the opportunity to speak to teaching staff
    • review of supporting documents, including the FIS Educational Details Form, the FIS Reference Form and the latest school report/s
  • Assessment Nursery (NS) and Reception Class (RC)

    Approximate time: 30-45 minutes

    • play-based group assessment mirroring a kindergarten setting
    • children take part in various age-appropriate activities in English and have the opportunity to speak to teaching staff
    • review of supporting documents, including the FIS Educational Details Form, the FIS Reference Form and the latest school report/s
  • Assessment Sixième to Première*

    Approximate time:

    • Entry in 6ème, 5ème, 4ème : 1 hour
    • Entry in 3ème: 1.5 hours
    • Entry in 2nde, 1ère: 2 hours

    Age-appropriate written assessment :

    • Entry in 6ème, 5ème and 4ème : French language skills, mathematics and English
    • Entry in 3ème and 2nde : French language skills, mathematics, English and history & geography
    • Entry in 1ère : French language skills and specialty courses

    A meeting between the applicant, parents and the campus head or deputy head may be arranged in order to discuss the applicant’s strengths, interests and aspirations.