Paris
British, French curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 18

The Lycée International St. Germain-en-Laye - British Section

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CurriculumBritish, French
Languages of instructionEnglish, French
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualYes
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: €5,368

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Number of students

800

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

Pupils in the British Section take three external examinations. The Brevet is taken in 3ème, at the end of the collège cycle. It is the traditional French school leaving certificate and is a loose equivalent to British GCSEs. At the end of 2nde, pupils take IGCSEs, an international version of GCSEs. The final exam at the end of Terminale is the OIB, an international version of the French Baccalaureate. This is a unique qualification because pupils are examined in both French and English.

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:50

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Book club, readathon, theater and music, video/DVD and audio club, debates, literature, public speaking, football, netball, cricket

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The really original feature of the International Lycée at St. Germain-en-Laye – and the schools associated with it – is that all its students have the rare chance to become not only bilingual but bicultural. The curriculum is divided between French staff, teaching subjects to French national standards, and foreign teachers – employed in one of the system’s twelve national sections – who are given the freedom and responsibility to teach literature, language and history to their own national standards.

The Section’s strong academic programme leads to IGCSE examinations at age 16, followed by a two-year preparation for the International Option of the French Baccalaureate, or OIB. This diploma, run jointly by the French Government and Cambridge Assessment and designed specifically for our bicultural students, was largely developed at St Germain and has attracted very favourable notices (notably from British universities) since its introduction in 1985.

Teaching approach of the school

The British Section offers a mother-tongue English curriculum within the context of the French state school system and hence a primarily francophone educational environment. Pupils of all ages spend about three-quarters of lesson time in a French class learning in French and between 6 - 8 hours per week (depending on the year group) learning in English with British Section teachers.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in EUR

Yearly fees: €3,618
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: €1,750
Total first year fees: €5,368
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

School's Fees webpage: www.britishsection.fr/Fees.html
Address: 2 Rue du Fer À Cheval, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye France