The Ambassador of France organised a reception to honour the students of the Lycee Francais Jules Verne, all of whom passed the ‘Baccalaureate’. [fr]
The Baccalaureate is an academic qualification which French students achieve upon completion of high-school.
For the third year in a row, 100% of the students of the Lycée Français Jules Verne in Johannesburg passed the Baccalaureate.
What’s more, and as emphasised in the Ambassador’s speech, the proportion of students passing with distinction in 2017 is the highest in three years, at 84%.
The Ambassador commended the exceptional efforts of teachers in the Lycée Français system worldwide, and emphasised the advantage that this system offers to students, who can complete their schooling in the same institution in many different countries.
The Ambassador stressed the important work that has been done by the whole team of the Lycée Jules Verne over the last few years on the school’s curriculum: out of the 49 students who passed the Baccalaureate in 2017, almost half of them will pursue their studies in areas of excellence.
This reception was also an opportunity to congratulate students who have obtained international language certifications (in particular in English and German). This was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Lycée Français with the British Council and the Goethe Institut.
The High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, Mr Nigel Casey, and the German Chargé d’Affaires, Mr Klaus Streicher, awarded the certificates in international language to the students during the ceremony.