Applying to the British Section



Apply to the British Section until March 1st: via this  application form  or our  online platform .


Students join the British Section at the beginning of Year 10 (3GCSE) principally from amongst those in 4ème (Y9) from the Lycée itself, however applications are welcomed from students from other schools, both French and English. For those applying from English schools, it is not necessary to be of native standard in French, but students should be very proficient, and have a love of the language and the desire to continue to study it.

There are 64 places available. Students take GCSE and IGCSE examinations at the end of Year 11 (2GCSE) and then begin sixth form studies, sitting A-levels at the end of Year 13 (TAL) in 4 subjects, one of which must be French.

 Letter to LFCG students' parents 


Students applying for entry in Y10 are given equal consideration whichever school they currently attend. It goes without saying that their level of formal English has to be sufficient to cope with an English curriculum. To ascertain this, students are tested as outlined below. The final decision on the allocation of places is made at the Admission Committee meeting in May each year. A few students join us at the beginning of Year 12 (PAL) both from other schools and from 2e (Year 11) students already at the Lycée, but we do not admit into Years 11 and 13, as these are mid-way through the GCSE and A-level courses.

Writing test (level 4e):

→ 2018 Test for entry in 3GCSE

→ 2017 Test for entry in 3GCSE

→ 2016 Test for entry in 3GCSE

→ 2015 Test for entry in 3GCSE

→ 2014 Test for entry in 3GCSE






Application for entry into Year 10 (3GCSE) takes place during the 2nd term of Year 9 (4ème). After an information meeting for parents in January, applications are accepted. Places are allocated at a special admissions committee meeting in May.

The criteria for selection for 4e students are firstly that they need to have sufficient ability in English to cope with the demands of GCSE courses. In addition, they need to show motivation for and knowledge about the British Section and British education system. Candidates will be assessed in their writing and comprehension skills. The writing test for all applicants takes place after normal lessons at the Lycée in Salle Churchill and lasts for 45 minutes. It is in the form of a text (fiction or non-fiction) with questions asking for students to comment on the style and content of the text. The test is marked by GCSE English teachers at the Lycée.

Candidates for the British Section will be invited to meet two British section members of staff for a 10-minute interview to discuss their future plans and motivation for applying.  We aim to put students at their ease as we recognise that they are likely to be very nervous! Parents of all students applying will be contacted in March by email with details of the interview times and location. 

The written test and interview are equally weighted and the results of each student are ranked. All applicants, whether successful or not, will be contacted following the meeting of the admissions committee.

External applicants to Year 12 (PAL) are invited to the A Level information Evening on 15th November. They will be interviewed and also tested in French and two other subjects they wish to take for A levels. Furthermore, the basic entry requirements are a grade 9 in French plus a minimum of a further 5 GCSEs at grade 6 with at least grade 7 in the subjects to be studied for A-level. The study of French A Level is compulsory, 4 subjects being studied in total. 

External candidates are interviewed and assessed individually – there is no single day when all candidates are seen together. If you are interested in making an initial appointment and having a tour of the school at any time of the year, please do so via

For students already at the Lycée in the French Section applying for Year 12 (PAL), they will need to have taken the IGCSE English Language and got a minimum of grade 6 to be considered, in addition to the other tests.   





15th November, 17h, Salle Churchill - A Level Information Evening for 2GCSE/2nde parents and students

10th January, 17h, Salle Iselin - British Section Information Evening for 4eme parents

25th January – Application Forms for entry into 3GCSE emailed

w/b 28th January - Taster Lessons for 4e students  

29th January, 13h55, Salle Iselin - UCAS Presentation for PAL students

1st March -    Application deadline for entry into 3GCSE

14th March - Entry Test

w/b 18th March - Interviews

w/b 29th April – Admissions Committee