About the Middle School
Middle school marks students’ entry into secondary education. It comprises four years, from 6e to 3e.
Passionate teachers who are specialists in their subjects provide courses; they follow the French curriculum implemented by the French Ministry of National Education.
Students study different subjects to acquire the “socle commun de connaissances, de compétences et de culture” (the common foundation of knowledge, skills and culture).
The last year of middle school is a milestone for students as they take their first national exam (DNB) and make their first course or career decisions.
All middle school students have between 29 and 30 hours of compulsory lessons a week, which they can supplement with optional subjects.
Two Options in Middle School
The Lycée Français Victor Hugo offers two pathways:
From 6e, students learn German and English as second languages.
From 6e, students follow the Hesse curriculum and take German as a first language classes (4 hours weekly). They also have History, PE, and Music classes in German (6 hours weekly).
Dual-language and International Courses Comparison Charts
Click on the pictures below to see the hours of class time per week.
Section classique = Dual-Language Program
Section internationale = International Program
- Français = French
- Allemand = German
- Mathématiques = Mathematics
- LV1 Anglais = English (Language A)
- LV2 = Spanish or Mandarin Chinese (Language B)
- Histoire, Géographie, EMC = History, Geography, Civics
- Physique Chimie = Physics and Chemistry
- SVT = Biology and Earth Sciences
- Technologie = Design and Technology
- Arts plastiques = Fine Arts
- Musique = Music
- EPS = Physical Education (PE)
6e: Hours of Lessons in a Week
5e: Hours of Lessons in a Week
4e: Hours of Lessons in a Week
3e: Hours of Lessons in a Week
Secondary School Assistant Principal
firstname.lastname@example.org 069 74 74 98 – 113
CPE (Secondary School Dean)
email@example.com 069 74 74 98 – 118
Monday to Friday, from 7:55 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.