A great boarding school in Lille, France. Bilingual co-educational education in French and English. We keep the life active and organise the work and leisure time. Regular sorties are held on Wednesdays visiting Lille, a truly beautiful city and being only 10 minutes from the Belgium border, visit cities such as historical Ypres and Bruges.
The boarding house has its own sporting programme and offers all the usual activities including football, golf, rugby, tennis, squash, table tennis, badminton, swimming, rollerskating, volleyball, fitness training and horse riding. Other sports are available dependent on demand. We have this year invested heavily in a floodlit state of the art astro turf which is constantly in use. he IB Diploma
Students who elect to undertake the full IB Diploma Program proceed toward pursuing one of the most challenging courses of secondary study offered. Typically, IB Diploma candidates have achieved at least an 85% grade-point average (GPA) in the past, but students do not need to have always done outstanding work to consider pursuing the IB Diploma. In order to succeed they must, however, be willing to work hard and organize their time effectively. Students who are considering the IB Diploma Program should speak to their teachers and the IB Director if they have any questions about the appropriateness of the program for them. Those who opt not to undertake the full IB Diploma can, nevertheless, consider IB course work in subjects for which they are qualified and complete so-called IB Certificates at the Higher or Standard Level. IB Certificates require both the full coursework and examinations in these subjects, but do not require externally assessed Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and CAS components. Good IB Certificate scores may be used for college credit in many US and Canadian universities.
The Seconde Internationale Pre-IB Class at EABJM Lille
The Seconde Internationale pre-IB class was introduced at EABJM Lille in 2007 with the aim of widening the international track and by providing those students seeking to pursue the IB Diploma Program the opportunity to attend a uniquely conceptualized preparatory class. As such, the Seconde Internationale class seeks to introduce future IB Diploma students to the rigorous expectations of the IB Diploma Program by helping them to develop and build the necessary skills required for success. The Seconde Internationale class was conceptualized in a manner that seeks to foster a feeling of success and achievement in the students.
Curriculum Model :
Mother Tongue & Second Languages : The program adheres to the fundamentals of the EABJM Project and makes provision for both French and English Mother Tongue and ESL and FLE courses.
English classes are grouped according to level and offer candidates IGCSE Literature or IGCSE First Language Certificates. As such, students are blended with other Seconde-level students, who are at a similar level of language proficiency.
French Mother Tongue students are also blended with other Seconde students, allowing for integration, contact and inclusiveness.
IB French B or IB French Ab Initio are hence compulsory for all students arriving with only limited or no knowledge of the French language.
The Humanities are modeled around the IB Group 3 and Group 6 subjects. As such, a Cultural Itinerary element has been added to the Seconde Internationale class, closely linked to the History and History of Art curriculum, in which a significant and active emphasis on Art within an historical context is integrated throughout the program. Bolted on to the Art History emphasis is a so-called Cultural Itinerary Program, which includes regular visits to culturally and historically relevant places of interest, i.e., London, Bruges, Lille, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris and beyond. The Cultural Itineraries program also has CAS attribution.
Pre-IB Maths: Students begin the intensive mathematical preparation required in order to succeed in the actual IB Maths courses. The aims of these courses are to enable students to develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles; develop logical, critical and creative thinking; and employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization. Students are also encouraged to appreciate the international dimensions of mathematics and the multiplicity of its cultural and historical perspectives.
Pre-IB Biology and Chemistry: These classes prepare students to become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other, with a specific emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work. Students are also made aware of the moral responsibility of scientists to ensure that scientific knowledge and data are available to all countries on an equitable basis and that they have the scientific capacity to use this for developing sustainable societies.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK): A pre-IB “critical thinking” course has been introduced, whose focus is to challenge the students’ ways of knowing, while also seeking to develop and improve their study skills.
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS): The equivalent to a half-day per week of community service are expected.
Pre-IB Visual Arts: The possibility of a three-year Visual Arts program, closely linked with the Cultural Itinerary scheduling, is an available option.
Spanish B: A third language option is also on offer. Students are expected to qualify for the class by demonstrating a minimal level of knowledge in Spanish.
Internship / Stage en Entreprise: A 2-week business/company Internship, in France, or abroad, is an obligatory element of passage into the next level. A written and an oral presentation in the aftermath of the experience in front of a jury is a required element.
Research Projects: The students in Seconde Internationale are expected to work on two research projects, one in the form of a condensed Extended Essay and the other in the form of a Group Presentation. The aim of these projects is to encourage the development of rigorous and correctly formatted research and documentation on a given subject with contractually stipulated teacher guidance. The emphasis is on students either alone or as a team, starting at zero and building a project through research and investigation, hence developing critically needed skills when pursuing the IB Diploma.