Lycée

 

Students who complete the OIB at the CIV have had a sophisticated anglophone education in language, literature, history, geography and culture. The experience of the student is not just an immersion in a challenging academic atmosphere, but also an enriching cultural one.

Admissions guidance

Generally, a student entering the lycée in 2nde would be expected to be fluent in both English and French. The student's French must be at a level sufficient to understand, speak and write the language. The majority of the classes will be in French and the student will be expected to do his/her best to follow these courses. Generally speaking, the teachers will appreciate the student with a positive attitude towards the learning of the French language. Special French classes (français spéciale) are still offered in 2nde. These extra hours of French are usually given during the time slot of the classic French literature class.

On the English side, a student must be capable of expressing himself/herself in a relatively sophisticated way both orally and in written expression. Only exceptionally would a student who has been through a classic French education with no experience of having lived in an English speaking country or with no experience of English spoken at home, be qualified to enter this program at this level.

In 2nde, there are five groups of English classes each receiving five hours per week. Four of these groups are considered to be at the same level although some of the works studied may vary between teachers. One group in 2nde gives more emphasis to grammar and written expression skills than the other four groups to help those students catch up to the level of the others. In history/geography the levels of the five groups are considered to be the same. The students continue to have two hours of history/geography in English in addition to the two taught in French.

In 1ère and Terminale all students follow exactly the same program no matter which group they are in, in preparation for the baccalaureate examination. English classes meet five hours per week and history/geography in English meet three hours per week.

Lycée Admissions

Please refer to the CIV web site to make an application for the Lycée.

Registration, tests and results are managed by the Service Scolarité of the Lycée International de Valbonne.

http://www.civfrance.com/

As soon as you receive the results, it is compulsory to complete registration with the Lycée, as well as with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section.

ASEICA Registration documents: not presently available

See also: School fees

College

 

More than 940 students currently follow ASEICA English and Humanities programs in one of the four collèges in Sophia Antipolis offering the Brevet International. After 3ème they will all transfer to the anglophone section of the international lycée at the CIV.

Admissions guidance

It is important to understand that ASEICA functions within the French state educational system. Children entering the Anglophone sections at Niki de St. Phalle, Eganaude, César or the CIV will have 65% of their course content provided in French by the French Education Nationale. The remaining 35% will be provided in English by ASEICA teachers, although beginners in English may receive their English tuition from Education Nationale colleagues.

The admissions policy into the Anglophone section is determined by Education Nationale.

Any child who has attended a French school for more than a year will be required to pass the entrance examination organized by Education Nationale's Inspection Académique. French citizens (or double nationality one of which is French) are tested in the section language, in English for the Anglophone section. For foreign nationals, it tests knowledge of French. There is a written test and also an oral test of about 10 minutes.

Children coming directly from abroad who have recently arrived in the area and have never attended a French school are usually evaluated for entrance on the basis of a questionnaire and assessment of their past school record (the dossier).

Children from the international sections of the two primary schools with Anglophone sections (École Élémentaire Sartoux and Trois Collines, Mougins) pass directly into the Anglophone program at one of the four colleges as long as they receive the agreement of the school's "Conseil des Maîtres".

The choice of school, Niki de St Phalle, Éganaude, César or CIV, is determined by the Inspection Académique and depends on place of residence as well as the number of children from a particular catchment area who are accepted into the programme.

Once allocated to a collège and after the rentrée, students are evaluated on their English language ability, and classes are organized according to skill level.

Children entering in 5ème, 4ème or 3ème are usually evaluated through a questionnaire and their past school record. Parents can contact ASEICA for information on the entrance process, but eventually must contact the appropriate collège directly.

 

College Admissions

Entrance exam for sixième, International Section:

Registration is closed on the DSDEN06 website. 

Information  for 2018-2019: Inspection Académique website 

Registration, tests and results are managed by the Inspection Académique (I.A.).

Once you receive the results, it is compulsory to complete registration with the Collège allocated by the I.A. and also with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section.

ASEICA Registration documents for NEW PUPILS: Available in Spring 2018

See also: School fees:

Recruitment for 5ème, 4ème and 3ème, or for families arriving from abroad: Please contact each of the four collèges directly.

Primary

 

ASEICA, the "Association pour le soutien de l’Enseignement International sur la Côte d’Azur", has worked with the French state education system for more than 30 years, promoting high quality, bilingual education for thousands of children.

Admissions guidance

The demand for places is high and entry is based on tests carried out each year. Children should have a good level of English and French, particularly in the older classes.

The test procedure is common to both Sartoux and Trois Collines Mougins schools. Tests and results are overseen by the Inspection Académique.

A proof of residency is required by the Inspection Académique and will be checked when applying for the entrance test. 

The tests are carried out in both languages, with an increasing expectation of writing and reading ability through the age groups. An average of the two language scores gives the marks from which a list is created.

Tests results: The Inspection Académique will send results directly to families by email. Children are accepted starting from the best mark according to the number of places available. A waiting list is also kept with these places being allocated at the end of August/beginning of September when final numbers are known. 

Once you receive the results, it is mandatory to confirm online, complete registration with the school and townhall, as well as with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section.

The majority of children admitted for the tests are in the CP level (year 2, grade 1). From year to year places can become available at other levels. This is dependent on pupils leaving the program.

 

Primary Admissions

Enrollment now closed.

Primary Admissions 2018-2019: information coming soon!

See the Académie de Nice website for further information, please click here (2017-2018 procedure)

See also:
Aseica Registration File
School fees