Seconde, Première et Terminale

In Senior High school, the curriculum is spread over three years: 2nde, 1e and Terminale. The aim is to prepare students for the French Baccalaureat, a globally recognized diploma which allows them to apply for and study in the best universities and schools in France, Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia.

La seconde

The class of 2nde is a class in which students will prepare to choose an option for their class of 1e. At the end of 2nde, the students choose three options which they will follow in the general curriculum, or a series in the technological curriculum. It is at the same time a class to consolidate a common culture for all students and a class of determined choices that promotes informed orientation choices in 1e.

Schedule and subject organization

The 2nde class includes core subjects for all students Core subjects (per week) French: 4h History – Geography: 3h Modern languages A and B: 5h30 Economic and Social Sciences (SES): 1h30 Mathematics: 4h Physics-chemistry: 3h Biology (SVT): 1h30 Physical and sports education: 2 hours Moral and civic education: 18 hours per year Digital sciences and technology: 1h30 Personalized support: hourly volume determined according to the students’ needs Optional subjects: 1h30 to 6h (consult the list of optional subjects)

The subjects taught

French lessons develop students’ reading and expression skills. They enrich their literary and artistic culture and play a decisive role in the building of their mind, the development of their imagination, the education of their sensitivity. The work on language now occupies a fundamental place in Senior High school alongside the study of literature. It allows to deepen the knowledge acquired in Junior High school, to put it towards the comprehension of texts and the improvement of the student’s expression. The curriculum is centered on four study subjects: poetry, the literature of ideas and the press, the novel and the narrative, drama. Starting in 2nde, the students begin to work, in a progressive way, the written and oral tests of the anticipated Baccalaureat exams.
The curriculum in mathematics in class of 2nde brings the students to consolidate the achievements of Junior High school and to develop the taste for mathematics and the mastery of abstraction. It is organized into five main topics: “Numbers and calculations”, “Geometry”, “Functions”, “Statistics and probabilities” and “Algorithms and programming”.
History and geography help students understand the evolution of societies, cultures, politics. They show students how the choices of past and present actors influence the world today. The 2nde history curriculum focuses on the major stages in the formation of the modern world, from the legacies of Antiquity and the Middle Ages up to the 18th century. In geography, students work on the concepts of environment, development and mobility.
Biology (SVT), as an extension of what has been seen in Junior High school, allows the students to acquire a solid scientific culture to understand the world. Students acquire scientific knowledge and know-how to make them responsible in the areas of the environment, health and safety. The SVT curriculum in 2nde class is organized into three main topics that arouse the interest and curiosity of the students: the Earth, life and the evolution of living things; the contemporary challenges of the planet, in particular those of the environment, sustainable development, resource and risk management; the human body and health.
The digital sciences and technology curriculum leads the students to acquire the main concepts of digital sciences, to understand the growing weight of digital technology and its challenges. Students acquire scientific knowledge and know-how that will enable them to adopt a thoughtful and reasoned use of digital technologies in daily or professional life. The different topics addressed in the curriculum are: internet, the web, social networks, digital photography.
The curriculum is common to all modern foreign languages. It insists on oral communication and aims for levels of competence to be achieved that are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Emphasis is put on the use of digital technologies that allow students to progress in and outside of the classroom with the help of their teachers. Technological education in the first modern language (ETLV) is extended to all technological series. Two teachers speak in front of the students to provide more practical teaching and promote oral skills.
By extending the topics seen in Junior High school, this curriculum offers to explore reality, from the infinitely small to the infinitely large. The 2nde program is structured around four topics that deal with the constitution and transformations of matter; movement and interactions; waves and signals; energy conversions and transfers. These topics make it possible to deal with many situations of everyday life. This subject intends to promote experimental practice and modeling activity. The aim is to give students an interesting and authentic view on physics and chemistry.
Economic and social sciences are now part of the core subjects to all 2nde students. The aim is to help the students acquire the understanding of the essential concepts and reasonings in economy, sociology and political science. This subject contributes to the training of enlightened citizens on the major economic, social and political issues of the contemporary world. This subject allows students to discover new disciplinary fields and to be enlightened for their option choices in the last cycle of the general section.
Physical and sports education offers all students the opportunity for a physical practice that develops the pleasure of being active. Through physical, sporting and artistic practice, EPS allows everyone to develop their motor skills, to learn to prepare and train, to build social behaviors, to develop their health. This subject also aims at creating a fulfilled citizen, able to engage regularly and autonomously in an active and united way of life.

La première

Since the start of the 2019 school year, the ES/L/S series have been replaced by specialist subjects. These subjects give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the areas they have chosen.

The series have been replaced by specialist subjects: 3 in 1e (at a rate of 4 hours per course) and 2 in Terminale (at a rate of 6 hours per course).

These courses will give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in their chosen fields. They will also allow students to gradually develop their study plans and prepare for success in higher education. In Première and Terminale, all students will also follow a set of common courses representing more than 50% of school time: French in Première and Philosophy in Terminale, scientific education in the general track and mathematics in the technological track, history-geography, moral and civic education, modern language A and modern language B, physical education and sports. These courses ensure that all students acquire fundamental knowledge and a humanistic and scientific culture that is open to the challenges of the future. They prepare each student for the demands of higher education and the professional world.

The Lycée Français of Jakarta offers a choice of 6 specialist subjects.

La Terminale

The French Baccalaureat (Bac) is the diploma which marks the completion of the Lycée Français curriculum and follows the guidelines of the French Ministry of Education. The diploma is obtained at the end of Terminale and is the essential entry ticket for universities around the world. The Baccalaureate exam takes place over a two-year period. The French Bac is widely recognized around the world. English-speaking universities value the French Bac because it is often considered difficult to obtain. It is recognized as a complete and rigorous curriculum guaranteeing in-depth knowledge. We are proud of our 100% success rate for the Bac. It is the embodiment of our students’ hard work as well as the dedication, passion and experience of our international teachers. No wonder, then, that universities, not only in France, but also in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and around the world, view Life School Jakarta graduates with interest.

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