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THE FRENCH EDUCATION SYSTEM

Primary and secondary school teaching cycles

At the end of compulsory schooling (up to 3eme), the Common Base of Knowledge, Skills and Culture identifies the knowledge and skills that must be acquired. It is structured around five domains, providing an overview of the objectives of school and collège programs:

1. Languages for thinking and communicating
2. Methods and tools for learning
3. Training the individual and the citizen
4. Natural and technical systems
5. Representations of the world and human activity

système éducatif français
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1 apprentissages premiers

Petite Section
Moyenne Section
Grande Section

Nursery School

2 apprentissages fondamentaux

CP
CE1
CE2

Elementary School

3 consolidation

CM1
CM2
Sixth

Primary school|College

4 approfondissements

Fifth
Fourth
Third

College

5 lycée

Second
First
Terminal

Equivalence with other education systems

NURSERY
SCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN

3 – 4

4 – 5

5 – 6

MATERNELLE
(Primaire)

Petite Section

Moyenne Section

Grande Section

NURSERY
SCHOOL

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

KINDERGARTEN

Pre-School

Pre-kindergarten

Kindergarten

6 – 7

7 – 8

8 – 9

9 – 10

10 – 11

ELEMENTARY
(Primary)

CP

CE1

CE2

CM1

CM2

PRIMARY
SCHOOL

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

KINDERGARTEN

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

11 – 12

12 – 13

13 – 14

14 – 15

15 – 16

16 – 17

17 – 18

COLLEGE
(Secondary)

6th

5th

4th

3rd

SECONDARY
SCHOOL

2nd

1st

Terminal

SECONDARY
SCHOOL

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

MIDDLE
SCHOOL

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

HIGH
SCHOOL

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

BACCALAUREAT

A-LEVELS

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

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