Middle School welcomes students from 11 to 14 years old
6e (6th grade)
5e (7th grade),
4e (8th grade)
3e (9th grade)
From the 5e class onwards, students learn two modern foreign languages in parallel.
English is called LVA and is the first modern language taught at LIFE school. Number of English hours per week:
- 6e: 6 hours including 2 hours of literature + 2 hours of history-geography (optional)
- 5e: 5 hours including 2 hours of literature + 2 hours of history and geography (optional)
- 4e: 5 hours including 2 hours of literature + 2 hours of history and geography (optional)
- 3e: 5 hours including 2 hours of literature + 2 hours of history and geography (optional)
Starting in 5e, students have to choose a second modern language.
At LIFE school, students have the choice between Spanish and Mandarin and (3 hours per week).
Middle school hours
|Physical and sports education||4h||3h||3h||3h|
Moral and civic education
|*History and geography in English||2h||2h||2h||2h|
|Second modern foreign language||–||3h||3h||3h|
After having careful studied the application, the Ministry of National Education has just given its consent.
In this bilingual section, Middle School students will be able to obtain the National Diploma of the Brevet “Middle School series, international option” once they finish their year in 3e.
Students in the International Section who choose the diploma with “international option” (DNBI) will sit two additional oral exams in language and literature and in history-geography.
Classes are taught by a team of dedicated, passionate and experienced international teachers.
Learning at LIFE school is also developed during cultural outings and excursions throughout the Asia zone.
The National Brevet Diploma
The DNB (National Brevet Diploma) is issued by the French Ministry of National Education. It attests to the knowledge and skills of a student and proves that they have the level required at the end of middle school.
A diploma of 800 points
- Fairly good mark above 480 points
- Good mark above 560 points
- Very good mark above 640 points
The ongoing assessment
The student’s level is evaluated during the last class meeting that holds an end-of-cycle review. It takes into account the student’s skills and knowledge acquired since the 5e class. All the subjects and the projects carried out count (PPE, Parcours Avenir, Parcours Citoyen…). Points are awarded according to the following scale:
- Insufficient proficiency : 10 points
- Fragile proficiency : 25 points
- Satisfactory proficiency : 40 points
- Very good proficiency : 50 points
The written exams
At the end of June, students take a series of 4 written exams: French, mathematics, history-geography / moral and civic education, science (2 disciplines among: physics-chemistry, biology, technology).