Guide to French School Education

8. French Lower Secondary Schools - Collège

  1. Structure
  2. Enrolment
  3. Curriculum
  4. Assessment
  5. Certification

8.1. Class Structure of Collèges

There are a total of seven years secondary schooling, which is divided between four years at collège, followed by up to three years at lycée.

Pupils are admitted to collège from primary school at the age of 11 years.

The basic four year class structure is as follows:

Table: Class Structure

Age Class
11-12 Sixième (6e)
12-13 Cinquième (5e)
13-14 Quatrième (4e)
14-15 Troisième (3e)

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