As of the beginning 2019 school year, the organisation of the high school has been overhauled in view of preparing students for the baccalaureate and for entry into tertiary education.
High school spans 3 years, and allow students to broaden their general knoeldge, and to gradually specialise in preparation for university studies.
10 th grade allows students to consolidate what they have learned in Middle school. Two new subjects are introduced: Economic and Social sSciences (SES), and Digital and Technological sciences (SNT). During this year, students have to choose the electives they will be pursuing in 11th grade. Optional courses may be added to the 26:30 hours of compulsory lessons per week.
In 11th grade, all students continue to broaden their knowledge through common core subjects (History, Geography, French, Sciences, modern languages and PE) which represent 16 hours of lessons. To that, students must add 3 electives of 4 hours each, chosen at the end of 10th grade. At the LFRD, students can choose from the following subjects: Humanities literature and Philosophy, English: contemporary studies, Biology (SVT), Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics, Economic and Social Sciences (SES), History, geography, Geopolitics and Political science).
Optional courses may be added.
Results obtained during 11th grade are taken into account for the baccalaureate.
In the final year, Philosophy replaces French as a common core subject. Students continue with two of the three electives they had in 11th grade, at 6 hours/week in order to prepare students for their entry into higher education. Students also continue the optional subject they pursued in 11th grade, to which they may add “Complementary Mathematics” or “Expert Mathematics” depending on their career plans.
Results obtained throughout 11th and 12th grades (continuous assessment; and final exams) count towards the ‘baccalaureat’.
Artistic practice and cultural skills contribute to the development of all learning. Arts and culture are at the heart of our school charter. Students participate in artistic and cultural activies and acquire knowledge in the fields of arts and heritage, through formal learning, specific projects, educational actions or extracurricular activities. The LFRD offers continuity and consistency in artistic and cultural education throughout the schooling of students from primary school to high school. The knowledge and skills acquired in these fields are part and parcel of the requirements of our diplomas. The student’s artistic and cultural education are based on: introduction to artists and works Individual and group activities in diverse artistic fields; art appreciation and criticism.