Lycée

Towards higher education and new horizons

Succeeding in higher education, in France or abroad, fulfilling themselves as true individuals - that's our challenge.

Whatever the choice of exam – the French baccalauréat, with or without the “Section Européenne Anglais” indication, the Abibac or, in the future, the OIB – our students follow a stimulating and highly enriching program that will set them apart from most others.
This gives them all the advantages they need to gain access to the best universities and grandes écoles, depending on their plans.

Succeeding in higher education, in France or abroad, fulfilling themselves as true individuals - that's our challenge.

Whatever the choice of exam – the French baccalauréat, with or without the “Section Européenne Anglais” indication, the Abibac or, in the future, the OIB – our students follow a stimulating and highly enriching program that will set them apart from most others.
This gives them all the advantages they need to gain access to the best universities and grandes écoles, depending on their plans.

Pedagogical structure

Seconde (10th grade) – 15 years old

Première (1st) – age 16

Terminale – 17 years old

Pedagogical structure

Seconde (10th grade) – 15 years old

Première (1st) – age 16

Terminale – 17 years old

Organization from second to final year

Lycée, the second stage of secondary education, comprises three classes (Seconde, Première, Terminale). It’s a program of specialization through the choice of subjects, according to the student’s affinities and plans for further study in higher education. High school is the final cycle, culminating in the Baccalauréat diploma, with continuous assessment tests throughout the school year.
The internationally-recognized standard baccalauréat is France’s top higher education qualification, giving access to the grandes écoles and universities in France and around the world.
The subjects taught are generally the same as in secondary school, but the approach is different. The courses are designed to build a common literary, historical, humanist and scientific culture, with progressive specialization of courses up to the final year.

The common core of the new Baccalauréat

All students follow the same core curriculum, with two hours of science teaching per week in Première and Terminale. The core curriculum also includes French (in Première), philosophy (in Terminale), history-geography, modern languages A and B, EMC and EPS.
All in all, core courses account for almost 60% of total courses in première and 55% in terminale.

Multilingualism

Learning a foreign language means developing an inquisitive mind and a deep respect for the nationalities and cultures of others.

Proficiency in French, English and one or more other modern languages is a key factor in the success of future global citizens. The multicultural environment in which our students live and work encourages language learning.

The French language

Teaching French develops students’ reading and writing skills. It enriches their literary and artistic culture, and plays a decisive role in shaping their minds, developing their imagination, educating their sensitivity and their ability to analyze different forms of text.
In the lycée, working on language plays a fundamental role alongside the study of literature. The programs focus on four areas of study: poetry, the literature of ideas and the press, the novel and narrative, and drama.

German

Students are divided into two groups: German as a foreign language and German AbiBac. This distribution is based on the choice made by students when they enter the second year of secondary school, and on the advice of their German teachers.
Modern language: from 2 hours per week
Section AbiBac: 6 hours of modern language and a minimum of 3 hours of DNL (Discipline Non Linguistique en Histoire et Géographie) per week.

English

Students can choose between two options: taking modern language courses or opting for the European English Section.
Modern language: from 2 hours per week
European Section English: 2.5 hours of modern language and 1.5 hours of DNL (Discipline Non Linguistique en Histoire et Géographie) per week.

Spanish

In Seconde, students can continue to follow the Spanish course begun in 4ème.
Exploratory course Spanish LV3 beginner
Students who so wish can choose beginner Spanish LV3. This course is part of the exploration courses defined by the lycée reform. It continues in Première and Terminale.
Modern language: 3h

Latin

Learning Latin shapes the mind, suggests a method and strengthens spelling. Along with Greek, it is the origin of our moral, civic and family laws.
Classical language: 2h
Students in Seconde, Première and Terminale are grouped together in a single group. The number of students interested in the subject must be sufficient to open the class.
In Terminale, Latin can be presented as an option for the Baccalauréat.

American International Section (SIA) - coming soon

The American international section enrolls students who are native speakers of English, students who have spent part of their schooling in a country where the language of the section is spoken, or students who can demonstrate a sufficient level of proficiency in this language.
Students with an excellent command of the English language can enroll in the American international option of the OIB general baccalaureate.
The OIB is a rigorous program dedicated to educational excellence, setting high standards for students.

The baccalaureate

Students from Seconde to Terminale prepare for the French Baccalauréat exams. This diploma, internationally recognized for its academic rigor and excellence, marks the end of secondary school and gives access to higher education.

The general baccalaureate is assessed in two ways:

  • Within the framework of continuous assessment (40% of the final grade): by taking into account the assessment of the student’s results in class during the final cycle;
  • As part of the final tests (60% of the final mark) in the first group and, where applicable, the second group (“oraux de rattrapage” or “épreuves de contrôle”).

The student life council (CVL)

The CVL is the place where students are involved in school decision-making. Elected members represent the school’s students.

Composition

The CVL is made up of 10 elected students, 2 school staff and 2 parents. The head of the school chairs the CVL. The vice-president is an elected student, appointed for the school year.

Allocations

Elected students can make proposals on all aspects of everyday life. The CVL gives its opinion on :

  • The main principles of study organization
  • Personalized support
  • The organization of school time
  • Drawing up a facility project and internal regulations
  • Catering and boarding issues
  • Guidance information
  • Organization of sports, cultural and extracurricular activities
  • Language exchanges
  • Health, hygiene and safety

The CVL also makes proposals on the training of student representatives and the use of student life funds.

School life

School life is a French speciality, representing a real link between the various members of the school community and serving students and their families. Its mission is to create the best possible living, working and personal development conditions for LfdD students.

The Conseiller Principal d’Éducation (CPE) heads the school life team, whose main missions are to :

  • Welcoming students to the school in the morning
  • Manage student absences and late arrivals using the online call-up system set up by teachers
  • Supervision of students outside school hours (during recess and lunch break)
  • Answering students’ questions and helping them solve small everyday problems
  • Answering calls and messages from parents
  • Welcoming students who encounter difficulties, intervening in conflicts
  • Help students with homework help sessions

Contact school life

Telephone: 0211 / 61 07 95 25 or 0211 / 61 07 95 14

E-mail: viescolaire@lfisv.de (absences) or cpe@lfisv.de

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