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[Press Release] Another year of excellence reflected in French International School students’ exam results

The French International School (FIS) is proud to announce that its students have excelled once again in both the French Baccalaureate and Brevet examinations.

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Another year of excellence reflected in French International School students’ exam results

[Hong Kong – 3 July, 2017]

The French International School (FIS) is proud to announce that its students have excelled once again in both the French Baccalaureate and Brevet examinations.

100% of FIS students successfully passed the French Baccalaureate, the French Ministry of National Education’s internationally recognised diploma.  This year, for the 1st time in the history of FIS, two students were awarded the maximum 20 points, Raphaël Breitburd and Ianis Tamoud - an outstanding achievement. 45% of FIS students were awarded highest honours (mention très bien) and more than 73% were awarded honours (mention bien) or above. These results are outstanding and demonstrate the quality of our students. 

For comparison purposes, in 2016, FIS students achieved 100% pass rate compared to 88.5% in France. 46% of FIS students were awarded highest honours (mention très bien) against 12.8% in France and 74% were awarded honours (mention bien) or above against 30.4% in France.

The younger FIS students who sat the French Brevet (DNB) examination this year were also very successful with 73% awarded highest honours (mention très bien) and more than 93% achieving honours (mention bien or above). 

Congratulations to all our students for these excellent results – I am very proud of their achievements in my final year as Headmaster here” said Christian Soulard, Headmaster of FIS Hong Kong. “These results not only reflect our students’ hard work, they are also testament to the commitment and dedication of our teaching staff. We aim to prepare students for the future and are delighted to see our Class of 2017 will continue their learning journey at some of the top institutions worldwide.”

This year FIS Baccalaureate graduates have been offered places at prestigious universities in France including Sciences Po Paris, INSA Lyon, ESAA Dupercé and Preparatory Class Lycée Louis Le Grand, Lycée Janson de Sailly and Sainte Geneviève. FIS prides itself on the bi-lingual abilities of its students and some students have once again decided to continue their studies at anglophone universities with offers received from University of Cambridge, Imperial College, LSE, University of St Andrews, Kings College London, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Hong Kong University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Review complete list of institutions which have made offers to our students in France here and outside France here.

FIS teachers are passionate about the education and development of young minds at all levels throughout the school and in the new school year, we will welcome new members to the leadership team in both the French and International Streams:

David Tran, Headmaster of the French International School of Hong Kong

Appointed by the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE), Mr Tran is currently Headmaster of the Lycée Pasteur in Sao Paolo where he has been since 2013. During his time in Brazil, he has worked on the expansion of the school as well as establishing an OIB Brazilian Programme. His professional background demonstrates extensive international exposure – he has worked in Turkey, Spain, USA and studied in Tokyo and Lyon – and he speaks seven languages

Christelle Riom, Deputy Headmaster Secondary - French Stream

Appointed by the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE), Ms Riom is currently Deputy Head of Lycée Théodore de Banville, in Moulins, Allier, France. Ms Riom has considerable experience in student Guidance and Achievement as well as staff development. She has worked in England and Hong Kong will be her first leadership position overseas.

Ross Armitage, Head of Primary – International Stream

Recruited for this position, Mr Armitage is currently the Head of International Primary School at Tenby School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has a wealth of experience of both the UK National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum, is a Council for International Schools accreditor and holds the UK National Professional Qualification for Headship.

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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 Reception/Moyenne Section 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.

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