Upper Secondary School Program
Upper Secondary School: Seconde, Première and Terminale
Students who wish to continue studying at a tertiary level, whether it is at university, at a preparatory class for private colleges in France, or in a specialised school, must continue their schooling in a general Seconde class in Upper Secondary School.
Students who wish to continue studying towards a technological career must join a technological Seconde class at a Technological Upper Secondary School. Finally, those who wish to follow a professional career must choose a professional Seconde class in a Professional Upper Secondary School.
At the French School of Sydney, only the general Seconde class is offered.
The Seconde class offered at the French School of Sydney is a general and non-specific one. After this year of study, students make a choice of which Baccalauréat stream they wish to study for, depending on their skills and interests. The different Baccalauréat streams available are: Scientific (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences) and Economics (Economic Sciences, History and Geography). The school is planning to create a Literary section L at the beginning of the school year in 2011.
At the end of the Première class, students must sit selected Baccalauréat exams in advance, depending on the stream they have chosen.
During the Terminale class, students must register with a tertiary institution of their choice in either France, Australia or another country before receiving their Baccalauréat exam results.
For students with an advanced level in English, this subject is studied alongside students in the International Section.
For more information on the Baccalauréat