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High School

From 15 years old to 18 years old : 2nde,1ère, Terminale (Year 11 to Year 13).

The high school is divided in three classes: The first class corresponds to the general and technical “Seconde” Year 12 class common to students who will continue their studies in one of the general or technical stream. The choice between these two courses will be made at the end of the “Seconde” school year.

The “Première” Year 12 and “Terminale” Year 13 classes are divided into different streams leading to the Baccalauréat examination. The Baccalauréat validates the knowledge and skills at the end of the first level of higher education. As such it enables the students to pursue higher studies. At the Lycée Français of Kuala Lumpur, the general course consists of three streams (ES (Economics and Social Science), L (Literature) and S (Science) which lead to the General Baccalauréat.

Seconde, or the determining cycle

The determining cycle corresponds to the general and technical Seconde class. It is the common class for those students who wish to follow the technical or general course. It is at the end of Seconde that the students choose one of these courses and one of the streams offered by them. The Seconde general and technical class is above all a determining class where the student tests his or her tastes and aptitudes before choosing a direction in Première.

For one and a half hours per week, the Seconde students will take two exploratory courses of their choice during the year, which will enable them to have a better perception of their profile and help them decide on the appropriate stream to take in Premiere. Click here to find out more.

It is during the Seconde year that the LFKL students participate in professional work experience training.

Première and Terminale, or the terminal cycle

The terminal cycle corresponds to the Première and the Terminale classes leading to one of the general course streams proposed by the LFKL.

The Première class consists largely of studies common to all, while offering the first specializations in specific courses from each stream. In the Terminale class, the common studies are reduced in favour of more specialization, with a view to continuing higher studies.

At the end of the “Terminale” year, students will go for the Baccalauréat examinations, following the stream they have chosen: L, ES, or S.

The three main Baccalaureate streams taught at the LFKL:

“Bac Littéraire”:
Stream L (the literary stream) The literary Baccalauréat involves analysis and synthesis skills, as well as requiring a keen interest in literature, languages, history and geography and the arts. Its objective is to deepen the students’ literary culture based on analyses, putting work into perspective and arguing, as well as acquiring critical thinking skills, nourished by the philosophy course.

“Bac Scientifique”:
Série S (the science stream) The scientific Baccalauréat involves an ability for the abstract, for rigour, reasoning and an interest in experimentation. Its objective is to develop a real scientific culture based on knowledge and an experimental scientific approach.

“Bac Economique et Social”:
Serie ES (Economics and Social Science stream) A multidisciplinary Baccalauréat, the Economic and Social Science stream pays particular attention to the socio-economic environment and to current events and calls for a strong interest in history, geography and mathematics. Its objective is to deepen the students’ economic culture through synthetic thinking and curiosity.