Le Baccalauréat français

  • With success rates consistently at 100%, and students passing with honors at an average of 90% , FASNY offers an excellent preparation to either the ES (Economics and Social Sciences) or S (Math and Sciences) tracks of the French Baccalaureate.
  • While the coursework is taught primarily in French, students have the option to concurrently pursue the OIB in English, with English and Social Studies taught in English by American teachers at a level equivalent to AP or Honors.

students in labStudent and Teacher

 

FASNY students choose between two concentrations:

  • The ES Concentration Economics, History/Geography, and Philosophy – These courses are designated as Honors classes. In addition, ES students are required to enroll in Mathematics*, Sciences, English, French (native level), a third language (German or Spanish), and Physical Education courses. *Also available as an Honors class.
  • The S ConcentrationAdvanced Mathematics, Biology and Natural Sciences, Physics and Chemistry – These courses are designated as Honors classes. In addition, S students are required to enroll in Philosophy, History/Geography, English, French (native level), a third language (German or Spanish), and Physical Education courses.

With or without the OIB Honors Option

At FASNY, students who are proficient in English may elect the American Option of the OIB (Option Internationale du Baccalauréat). This program provides a rigorous curriculum in English literature and an integrated history/geography course of study taught by American faculty. These courses are taught at the Honors level. OIB is not a separate diploma, but rather a specialization within the framework of the French Baccalaureate. Students prepare the OIB during 11th and 12th grades. At the end of 12th grade, students take the Baccalaureate exam in their chosen concentration, as well as rigorous exams (written and oral) in both English literature and history/geography. The examiners for the OIB are approved by the College Board. Please note: The OIB is part of the French Baccalaureate and should not be confused with the International Baccalaureate (IB).

More about the OIB:

 

OIB brochure AEFE Brochure
College Board Brochure AEFE Brochure about the OIB
(the second part is in English)

FASNY follows the academic curriculum established by the French Ministry of National Education, which develops the examinations for each subject and also appoints the examiners. Each examination consists of a series of essays requiring significant in-depth analysis. Students are also required to sit for two to four oral examinations. The Bac is given over a two-week period in early June.

Curriculum