After France's accession to the Bologna Declaration, its education system undergoes a process of constant change, and France's secondary school education has a very attractive price. Also the European quality of private and public schools in France makes the country very popular for Russian students. The three-year study in the French lycée guarantees foreign students access to a higher educational institution, while their education in universities is subsidized by the state and is characterized by extremely low cost.
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Primary education in France, like schooling in the United States , begins when the child reaches the age of six. At this stage, children learn the standard subjects, learn to read, write, learn the basics of mathematics, training is characterized by a semi-intensive level of academic load.
Studying in the middle school (collège) covers the period from 11 to 15 years. The collège programs provide four years of study and are compulsory. This is the first stage of the school cycle.
The next stage is lycee - the transition stage between the middle school and the university. The lyceum helps the child to go through the special subjects in the chosen direction (for entering the university) in depth or to obtain the knowledge necessary for mastering the profession. This is an optional stage of training, which provides training to 18 years.
At the age of 13-14 the students of the college begin preparation for the choice of the profession and the profile of the lyceum - as in the case ofeducation in England after the 9th grade , education abroad will require additional training from the Russian schoolchild. Since the age of 13, physics and chemistry have been studied, and at the age of 14, children can optionally study Latin. Also, the secondary school provides for the development of a second foreign language without fail. In the last grade of the college students study profile disciplines and take exams to obtain diplôme national du brevet. Also, children determine the leading direction and decide which educational institution will be transferred.
There are three main types of lyceums:
General educational or technological lyceum the child passes the exam and receives a certificate of YOU. So he gets the opportunity to enter a higher educational institution. The directions of training are diverse, but the most popular are design ones. It is also possible to enter rather rare areas - astronautics, aeronautics.
The BEP certificate is issued after graduating from professional lyceums and confirms the right to work in the service sector. Most students after school enroll in transition classes to obtain a traditional EAC.
You can study in the country atFrench , English language, such programs are most common. Classical local institutions provide for a national certificate, international work mainly on the British system. Russian schools are also represented, they are popular with migrants - native speakers.
Education in the middle school in the country is much lower than, for example, in the US, Switzerland or England. The education system is represented not only by state institutions, but also by private ones, which make up about 20% of the total. Religious areas of French schools do not provide.
Foreigners need to have an official guardian for admission, this will allow entering both a private institution and a state institution. As a guardian organization, it is permissible to indicate the representative of the institution or a social organization, most often the school itself concludes bilateral agreements with a number of institutions on custodial care and invites new students to contact these representatives.
If the parents of a foreign student themselves prefer to choose an official guardian, they should check the company's registration on the territory of the country and consider the existence of a contract of this representative with the institution.
For the admission, parents (or a future student) write a motivation letter and indicate the reasons for choosing this particular institution. The administration of the educational institution directs the call for an interview and offers to be tested in the French language and some subjects, the list of disciplines depends on the profile of the lyceum. Successful completion of the course of complete secondary education (Diploma of YOU) guarantees admission to the country's universities.
Studies in public institutions are relatively free, but by choosingboarding house , it is required to pay for accommodation and meals. Private boarding school will cost about 22 - 35 thousand euros per year. Such educational institutions provide full board, offer effective training programs, many additional classes, electives. Also, private institutions are distinguished by a developed sports, entertainment infrastructure.
In order to be maximally prepared, prospective entrants need a strong knowledge base. It is recommended to receive this academic foundation on the programs of the senior classes IB or French Baccalaureate , depending on what language the student plans to study. After graduating from grades 5-10 in Russia, you can apply for admission to one of the French institutions, having previously passed the interview and visited the school. Also for most schools you need a good command of the language.
Russian students who plan to enroll in a French university should have French or English language skills and to confirm the proper level of proficiency in the passing of international tests. Also, a BAC certificate is required (about the end of the middle school).
The admission procedure depends on the type of institution, but obtaining an International Baccalaureate diploma greatly simplifies entry. Also, Russian schoolchildren can attend a preparatory course at a university or take a 3-year course at lycee.