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:
The European class (Section européenne – SE) is offered to upper secondary school students, from 2nde to Terminale, and helps them develop their skills in foreign languages as well as their knowledge of foreign countries’ cultures.
At LFKL, this optional class includes two extra hours of teaching per week: one in History and geography and one in English.
In English, the focus is on getting the students to work on their speaking and listening, in the shape of debates (MUN), radio broadcasts, presentations, etc.
The MUN (Model United Nations) is a simulation of a United Nations conference. Students choose a country from the list, enrol in a committee and start researching the topic on which they will debate during the MUN. The end purpose is to draft a resolution.
This term, 1ère students have just finished addressing the “climate refugees” theme.
Through its playful format and formal language, the MUN enables students to develop a taste for debate and the stakes of the contemporary world.
During each MUN, the students give an opening speech reminding their audience of the position of the country they represent.
In the course of the 3rd term, students will work on the use of drones for bombing as part of anti-terrorism operations. A debate on the death penalty shall also be organised in class.
Still within the framework of the European class, LFKL organises cultural exchange activities and each year, our students participate in events such as the SIMUN, held in Singapore.
This year, four of our journalist students will go to Singapore: Garance Epiphanic, Maxime Granier, Sarah Rost and Neyla Belhaouas. They will be tasked with publishing articles on all of the SIMUN’s agendas and committees (and especially on our students’ performances).
This optional subject gives our students the opportunity to meet other students from international schools as well as various French schools of the Asia-Pacific area around language projects. Together with the LFD students, they have set up a blog to communicate on the various topics.
“European Class” mention on the Baccalauréat diploma
The “European class” mention appears on the Baccalauréat diploma. Choosing the European class allows the Baccalauréat candidates to sit for a specific exam in view of having the “European class” mention followed by the language concerned appear on their diploma.