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II. Our private high school focuses on baccalaureate success

A.  Molière spirit: rigor and kindness

The spirit of our private school stems from the Molière spirit: discipline and kindness.
Students are challenged to a higher academic standard and are encouraged to work more. They get the opportunity to achieve a greater level of performance. The student is even motivated to ask for more work as he feels comfortable within this environment. The educational team supports him and shares with him the satisfaction of quality work. In order to reach the best results, nothing is more important than working with rigor. These rules allow the school community of Cours Molière to evolve in a respectful environment. They are also essential to communicate the spirit of effort and pleasure in success.
The student who feels supported by his teachers and who knows that he can communicate with them in a positive and convivial work ambience has more chances to succeed. This stimulating background allows our English speaking school in Paris to organise quarterly cultural excursions: visits of museums, theatre, Senate, National Records…

B. The methodology in our private school

Learning is one thing. Being efficient is another. When the student graduates from middle school to high school, he often notices a difference not only due to the educational program but also due to the organisation of his personal work.
Aware of this difficulty, our international private school has decided to offer a personalised experience to each student. The Baccalaureate exam and then superior studies require a huge individual investment. Success is not only a question of intelligence, but is mainly achieved thanks to effective knowledge.
Our school helps the student to manage rigorously the programs by teaching him how to organise himself with methodology and efficiency. School schedules integrate not only obligatory classes but also tutorial classes (TD – Travaux Dirigés). These specific classes, held every week, allow to better manage the work and the acquired knowledge of each student. They learn to write subject matter correctly in their notebooks in a well presented and well organised way, to revise with their teacher, and to review their work every evening instead of the day just before the exam. These examples illustrate what students at our private high school learn in terms of methodology in order to better prepare for the baccalaureate and also for their future studies at university.

C. Continuous assessment along the year

In order to regularly follow the abilities of the students, a continuous assessment is planned during the school year. Weekly practice assessments (DST – Devoirs sur Table) are organised for students in Seconde (3 hours per week) and in Première and Terminale (4 hours per week). These assessments take place under the same conditions as for the Baccalaureate exam.  With 30 assessments per year, as well as the weekly tests during classes, students become used to organising their work time. They gain progressively in efficiency, they feel more self-confident leading to better results.
In addition to the Seconde, 3 practice Bac exams are organised every year. They allow students to realise that a regular and rigorous work leads to a successful academic education.