The Diplôme national du brevet is a French state qualification taken in Troisième (Year 10), at the end of compulsory schooling in France. This involves pupils taking written examinations in French, mathematics and history-geography in French. In addition, British Section pupils sit oral examinations in English language and literature and history-geography in English in order to gain the Mention Internationale.
British Section pupils take IGCSE examinations in English language and literature and history at the end of Seconde (Year 11). Some pupils also opt to take an International GCSE in mathematics for which they prepare with a private tutor to complement the French national curriculum for mathematics. The British Section is registered with two UK examination boards: Cambridge International Education for English language and literature and Edexcel for history and mathematics. See below for our latest results.
The Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) is the school-leaving qualification taken by British Section students. The British version of the OIB results from a long-standing partnership between the French Ministry of Education and Cambridge International Education, a division of the University of Cambridge. The unique feature of the OIB is that A-Level standard examinations in English Language and Literature and History/Geography are added to the full syllabus of the traditional French Baccalauréat, and the results of these examinations are factored, with heavy weightings (coéfficients), into the student's overall mark in what becomes the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB). Results are expressed as a mark out of twenty, with the highest commendation - Mention Très Bien - being awarded to students achieving an average mark of 16/20 and above. Each year, we celebrate our students' success in the OIB at a graduation ceremony: la cérémonie de remise des diplômes. It is a remarkable occasion and a wonderful reflection of the diversity that permeates the Lycée International. You can watch the 2019 ceremony below (British Section students receive their diplomas from 2:14:30).
More information about this pioneering bilingual diploma can be found in the Qualification Information Profile published by UCAS. You can also find our most recent results in the OIB below. Over forty schools worldwide offer the British version of the OIB and all are members of ASIBA. Click below for an article and presentation about recent changes to the format of the OIB diploma following the 2021 reform.
|Cambridge IGCSE||A*||A||B||C||D||E||A*-A||Pass (A*-C)|
|Edexcel IGCSE||9 & 8||7||6||5||4||3||9, 8, 7||Pass (9-4)|
|Candidates||Passes||Mention Très Bien (16+)||Mention Bien (14+)||Mention Assez Bien (12+)||Passable (10+)||Mention Bien/Très Bien|
|National Bac Général results||12.4%||17.6%||24.8%||36.8%||30%|