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  • Lycée International de Saint Germain-en-Laye: British Section
    2 bis rue du Fer a Cheval
    BP 70107
    78101 Saint Germain-en-Laye
    FR
  • T 33 01 34516264
  • F 33 01 34513936
  • E admissions@britishsection.fr
  • W www.britishsection.fr
  • Memberships: ASIBA (Association des Sections Internationales Britanniques et Anglophones)The British Section also periodically commissions an independent, ISI-style inspection and makes its findings available to parents
  • State/Independent: State (US translation: public)
  • Lower School Ages: 3-11
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: 340 students, gender split 50:50
  • Middle School Ages: 12-15
  • Middle School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Middle School Numbers: 280 students, gender split 50:50
  • Senior School Ages: 16-18
  • Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Numbers: 220 students, gender split 50:50 A total of 800 students across the section, including students enrolled in "partner" schools (state schools nearby accepting international students taught by the British Section teachers)
  • Teaching Language: English and French
  • SEN: SEN considered case by case
  • Boarding: Not available
  • Uniform: No
  • School Year: Statutory French public school year, from the beginning of September through to the beginning of July. Breaks for Toussaint (two weeks beginning in the second half of October), Christmas (just over two weeks, starting a week before Christmas day), Winter break (mid February for just over two weeks), Spring break (first half of April for one week). Note that May is punctuated by public holidays: May Day, Armistice, Ascension and Pentecost.
  • School Hours: Varies according to your child’s timetable: first period begins 8.00 am (Lycée level) or 8.50am (collège level), last period ends 4.10pm or 5.05pm (secondary). Note that younger children do only half days on Wednesday.
  • Fee Currency: Euro
  • Fee Details: One-time, non-refundable registration fee (in euros): Maternelle: 160 Primary: 200 Collège & Lycée: 250 Upon acceptance, admission fees of a further: 800 per child up to 3ème, 1,250 for older children Annual Tuition Fees (include all books and materials for BS work -- families not subsidised by employers pay the reduced rates): Standard fees: Maternelle 1: 2,310 Maternelle 2/3: 4,626 Primary: 4,818 6ème-3ème: 4,872 2nde-Terminale: 5,790 Reduced rate: Maternelle 1: 1,290 Maternelle 2/3: 2,376 Primary: 2,706 6ème - 3ème: 2,988 2nde-Terminale: 3,894
  • Fee Extras: IGCSE fees for optional subjects not taught by Section teachers School trips/outings Certain charges levied by the French administration (eg school fund contributions) Canteen School bus passes

Adapted or School-Developed Curriculum

French Diplôme National de Brevet - The Brevet is an exam taken at age 16, and is the same test whether taken in France or anywhere else in the world. It's offered at Lycees, and in the French sections of some schools, and is aimed at students who leave school at 16 so they have some sort of certificate. A Lycee gives it as an end-of-year exam for students who are going on to study for either the academically rigorous Bac or, in France, attending a technical high school.

IGCSE used in conjunction with adapted curriculum

OIB (Option Internationale du Baccalaur

French Ministry of Education

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