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Chavagnes International College:
Chavagnes International College in the Vendee in western France is a private Catholic boarding school for boys, teaching through English and committed to delivering a balanced education to its students.

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High School Programme for 11-18 year olds:
A broad curriculum covering all major school subjects, leading to British GCSE and A-level qualifications.

Overview of courses at each point of entry:

Year 6 (turning 11): 11+ Common Entrance syllabus and intensive French tuition

Year 7 (turning 12): 13+ Common Entrance syllabus, combined with the French national curriPhoto of Private Boarding School in Franceculum. (Classes mainly in English. Intensive French tuition provided).

Year 8 (turning) 13): 13+ Common Entrance syllabus, combined with the French national curriculum. (Classes mainly in English. Intensive French tuition provided).

Year 9 (turning 14): Cambridge/AQA syllabuses for IGCSE, GCSE and O-level examinations

Year 12 (turning 17): Cambridge/AQA syllabuses for GCE A-levels.

(The school year given corresponds to the British educational system which runs from September to August. The age of the student is also given. Normally, a boy would be expected to have his 11th birthday during Year 6, his 12th birthday during Year 7, and so on, so that boys will usually be 18 when they sit their A-level examinations.

Subjects offered:

Bilingual Junior School:
Years 6-8

Religion, Art, English, French, Latin, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Science.

All subjects except History/Geography and French are taught in English. Boys receive intensive French tuition with the aim of achieving ‘survival level’ before Christmas and basic fluency by the end of their first year.

Boys from Years 7 and 8 participate in the UK Maths Challenge for Year 8 level. They may also be entered for various Associated Board examinations for instrumental and vocal music.

Boys who join the Junior Section from September 2007 will have the privilege of a completely bilingual education, leading to the award of British GCSEs and the French National Brevet. There is no expectation that boys will speak French on arrival: the College will provide the necessary intensive tuition.

Senior School:
Years 9-11 (British curriculum only)

Religion, Art, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language, English Literature, French, Latin, History, Mathematics.
Options: Music, Spanish, German.

Note: Capable students sit their Mathematics I.G.S.C.E. early, leading on to the Additional Mathematics exam in year 11. Early entry for examinations is common in other subjects too, particularly languages. The College is able to adapt its timetabling to suit particularly bright students who need the challenge of public examinations in Years 9 or 10.

Available online: Last year’s results for IGCSE, GCSE and GCE examinations.

VIth Form:
Years 12-13

At G.C.E. A-level, students will study 3, 4 or 5 subjects and will be expected to attend Religion and General Culture classes. The A-level subjects are subject to demand and availability. Currently, all subjects taught at GCSE are also available at A-level. In addition, Philosophy A-level (for the AQA examination) is taken by most students and the class is also open to those who do not intend to sit the examination. It is likely that the choice of A-level subjects might expand further in the future.

We are expecting to offer the following subjects at AS and A-level for those entering Sixth Form in September 2007:
Philosophy, English Literature, English Language, French, Spanish, German, History, Latin, Biology, Physics

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Address: 96 rue du Calvaire, 85250 Chavagnes en Paillers, Vendée, France
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-04-18 were from:

Falls Church Virginia, USA; Alicante, Spain; Thuwal, Saudi Arabia; and more.
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