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  • VSA Val Saint André International School, Aix-en-Provence
    19 Ave Maracrida
    Aix-en-Provence
    FR
    13100
  • T +33 (0)4 42 27 14 47
  • E ecolevsa@hotmail.fr
  • W www.ecole-val-saint-andre.fr
  • State/Independent: Independent: privately owned (individual/corporation)
  • Lower School Ages: 5-11
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: Approx 50
  • Middle School Ages: 11-15
  • Middle School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Middle School Numbers: Approx 85
  • Senior School Ages: 15-18
  • Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Numbers: Approx 20
  • Teaching Language: French with some subjects taught in English
  • SEN: SEN considered case by case
  • Boarding: Not available
  • Uniform: No
  • School Hours: 8:30 - 16:30 (no school Wednesdays) Homework studies after school possible for one hour
  • Fee Currency: Euros
  • Religion: Non-denominational

A Levels Used In Conjunction With an Adapted Curriculum

Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) - Cambridge Secondary 1 provides a seamless progression from Cambridge Primary - or can be used as a standalone curriculum - to develop learners’ skills and confidence in English, Mathematics and Science. It offers a curriculum framework for educational success for learners, typically 11-14 years old, with an optional testing structure. The curriculum frameworks for English also include an English as a second language option.

French Baccalaureate

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.

French National Curriculum - From La Maternelle to Lycee, and Brevet to Bac, find a detailed description on the French National Curriculum under The French School System: Explained in All Its Gloire.

IGCSE used in conjunction with adapted curriculum

Hors Contrat - Hors Contrat: A small minority of private schools prefer complete autonomy as to teacher recruitment & qualifications, programmes taught, teaching methods, school calendar, religious instruction. Hors contrat private schools receive no budget from the state and therefore their fees will tend to be higher. Teachers do not have to be state-certified. Switching out of a 'hors contrat' school will often require an exam to check your child is up to speed with the French national curriculum. Periodic inspections from Ministry of Education relate to basic health & safety standards, questions of public order, and coverage of a number of 'mandatory subjects' from the national curriculum only.


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