Our Elite Squads are a part of the global sports and physical education objectives of the French education system and are accredited by the AEFE, the Agency for French Education Abroad. Therefore, they are an important pillar of sports and P.E. at the Lycée Condorcet. The Elite Squads offer students the opportunity to take part in a long-term training and preparation program, and to participate in national and international competitions. Tryouts are held each year.
In 2017, in view of the increase in demand and our students’ levels in swimming and tennis, the school divided the squads into two levels. The first level is for advanced and intermediate students, and the second level is combined with the development squad as a competitive development squad. The students must go to and from the training locations by their own means of transport.
Sports Association & Development Squads
The LCS Sports Association (AS) was created in January 2012 and continues to grow along with the AEFE Asia Pacific zone and its sports league. The association was created in order to enable students to engage in sports and physical activities, in addition to P.E. classes, on a voluntary basis and with no prior selection test. Students may join one of seven different development squads which foster the French “association spirit” that adds a social and community dimension to sport, distinguishing it from the Elite Squads and the sports and physical education classes. The aim is give young people memorable sporting experiences through playing, coaching and refereeing sport. Note that each activity lasts 90 minutes and can include both theoretical and practical training. The Development squads are run by our high school P.E. teachers. The Sports Association is recognised by the French Government Program (UNSS license) and is included in the AEFE Asia Pacific zone. It is therefore a part of the High School EPS project although it takes place outside of school hours.
Which sports are available?
Swimming (advanced swimmers)
The maximum capacity sports activities is limited, therefore, students may choose just one Development Squad to join. Families are responsible for transport to and from venues. All information concerning Development Squad sports, including timetables and registration, can be found on Eduka.
Swimming: Year 4 – 6
Tennis: Year 4 – 6
Surfing: Year 4 – 6
Badminton : Year 4 – 6
In February 2013, a new Talent Identification Program (IT) in swimming was set up to identify exceptionally talented swimmers in Primary School. This program helps students integrate the elite swimming section in High School by preparing them at an early age. Due to the success of the Swimming IT program, the High School P.E. staff has decided to expand this experience to surfing, badminton and tennis as there is an Elite Sports Section in all of these activities in High School. The Talent Identification program is inspired by the Australian Institute of Sport’s NTID, the National Talent Identification & Development program.
The Talent Identification tryouts take place during the first week of training in the beginning of the school year, and are based not only on the students’ talent, but also on their level of motivation and commitment. Students do 90 minutes of training per week (60 minutes for swimmers) for 30-32 weeks. For safety reasons, and in order to train in optimal conditions, a prerequisite level must be met. The level required varies depending on the sport and the number of athletes in the program. The Talent Identification Program is defined in the Secondary School P.E. Education Project and is run by the Secondary School P.E. teachers’ team. Please note that teachers will not be in charge of the transport to the venue.
Sport and Physical Education
Sport and physical education (EPS) is a compulsory subject which prepares students for the French National Brevet Exams in Junior and Senior High School. Throughout their Secondary School education, our students will have between two and four hours of EPS per week and discover sports and activities such as: