How do we integrate French-speaking students within our multilingual Upper Secondary School?
In addition to a real motivation, students must show solid basis at the end of Lower Secondary School and must be able to deliver a structured personal work. French-speaking students can join the general French section or the international section, respectively leading to the General baccalaureate or the Internation Baccalaureate (Geneva IBO – International Baccalaureate Organisation).
From the 2nde class (G10/Y11), international profiles focus on the preparation of the IGCSE and of the bilingual International Baccalaureate. Students from the general French section can also validate some IGCSE exams in 2nde class.
For all students, international language diplomas and IGCSE certificates bring a complementary validation: DELE, JPLT, HSK, Goethe Zertificat, CAE, CPE…
German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese can be studied in upgrading courses. Japanese and Spanish can also be selected as new languages to study. Periods of schooling are available in Spain, Canada, China, Germany on a case-by-case basis, and in Japan in 2nde class.
The practice of bilingualism is not compulsory, but students will be encouraged to bring themselves up to date. The schooling in Canada offered during the year is in this case strongly recommended to students of the General French section.