Secondary students can choose, from the 6th grade, to join the British international section , with the prospect of presenting the Diplôme National du Brevet then a baccalaureate (French) enriched with an international option (OIB).
Students in the British International Section (SIB) then follow, a specific program of 6 hours of weekly teaching in English:
- 4 hours of English Language and Literature
- 2 hours of history-geography in English.
These 6 hours of “OIB” option are added to the 3 weekly hours of English of the current program. So that in the end, the students of the “OIB” section do more than 30% of their secondary education in English.
The international section obviously allows intense and high-level practice of the English language and an enhancement , for our English-speaking students, of their linguistic skills. Beyond this linguistic dimension, it offers a real bicultural approach and an opening towards a different linguistic, cultural, historical and geographical era (in this case Anglophone). SIB students are also invited, through a more in-depth study of the two subjects concerned, to acquire a greater mastery of certain skills .(oral presentation, critical analysis, mastery of specialized lexicons, writing) and to develop new ones (writing essays, rapid passage from one language to another).
This international option represents a considerable advantage for students who wish to pursue studies in France (where the excellence of the OIB baccalaureate is widely recognized) or in the English-speaking world where the linguistic and methodological skills acquired in SIB facilitate integration into the world. university (the OIB baccalaureate is, on the other hand, recognized as being equivalent to British A-levels and thus gives direct access to universities in the United Kingdom).