To help students choose their academic path and regularly take stock of any issues, the following have been set up:
- Student support groups in maths, physics and chemistry.
- Competence groups in foreign languages: English, German, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.
- Electives: Each student must choose two electives. In addition to economics and social sciences, a third foreign language, literature & society, science methods and practices, Latin, or Greek may be chosen.
- A second elective may be chosen from art, a third foreign language, Latin, or Greek.
- Tailored guidance based on the skills the student has or has not acquired in the core knowledge base of year nine.
- Compulsory study hall during all slots that are empty in the student’s timetable.
Years eleven and twelve
Similar structures are in place as in middle school, such as tailored guidance and competence groups for foreign languages. Every week, supervised homework sessions are organised, and once a year, all students sit a mock exam.
Gifted children are enrolled in a programme that continues what they were offered in middle school.
YOUNG ELITE ATHLETES
The secondary school welcomes young top competitive athletes with an accommodated timetable to leave time for regular training. We have partnerships in place with HAC Football, the Le Havre swim club, and the Upper Normandy regional sailing club.
Special interest classes
In year ten, there are five special interest classes.
- Seconde (year ten) 7a, seconde 7b and seconde 7c are classes of students withstrong science potential.
- Seconde 8 is the class of students in partial English immersion. If students pass this class, it is specifically acknowledged on their secondary school certificate (mention européenne).
- Partial immersion sections also exist for German, Italian and Chinese (Mandarin).
- The seconde 9 class, called the British English International Section prepares students for the International stream secondary school certificate (Option Internationale du Baccalauréat).
- A Spanish class was launched in September 2013. Students in all these classes and programmes stay together throughout years eleven and twelve.
Breaking down boundaries
- In partnership with the French union of metallurgists, year eleven girls were able to tour the CRISMAT lab in Caen and other companies (Renault, Dresser-Rand, Aircelle) for Industry Week.
- In collaboration with the Entreprendre Pour Apprendre student entrepreneurship club, year eleven economics students founded a mini-company.
- Year eleven students took part in Hewlett & Packard’s Social Innovation Relay.
- One year eleven team represented our school at the 31st national session of the European Youth Parliament in Rennes in December 2011.
- At the invitation of Sciences Po Meetings, an association founded to create ties between young citizens and their political representatives, year twelve students attended a cycle of seminars on the Europe-Asia campus in Le Havre.
- Students from the British International Section took part in the first United Nations Youth Association organised by Sciences-Po students on the Europe-Asia campus in Le Havre in May 2012.
One determining year
The ten classes of year ten.
Two finishing years
The nine year eleven classes and nine year twelve classes.
- 2 year eleven classes in the L stream (literature).
- 2 year eleven classes in the ES stream (economics and social sciences).
- 5 year eleven classes in the S stream (science).
- 2 year twelve classes in the L stream (literature).
- 2 year twelve classes in the ES stream (economics and social sciences).
- 5 year twelve classes in the S stream (science).
The secondary school is under the educational responsibility of the Secondary School Director.
In each year, student progress is monitored by the division lead teacher and headmaster. All secondary school students are welcome to attend study hall four afternoons a week until 6:30 pm.