National exams

The Brevet Diploma (DNB): The French national exams for the Brevet diploma take place at TES at the end of 3ème. The question papers are sent to Taipei by the French Ministry of Education.

French Section students get excellent results in the Brevet, with a 100% pass rate for the last six years, with 91% of our students getting honours.

The French Baccalauréat: In Première, the oral exams for personal projects take place at TES. Teachers from other French schools in Asia fly in to oversee the orals. The first session of written French exams (and Science for those in the ES stream) take place at the French Section in Taipei at the end of June.

In Terminale, the second and final session of the French Baccalauréat exams take place in Taipei at the French Section.

French Section students have a 100% pass rate at the French Baccalauréat, 86% of them pass with honours. 



Language certificates

  • Non-French native speakers can take the DELF Prim A1.1, A1 and A2 exams in collaboration with the Alliance Française.
  • From CP to 4ème, students who wish to sit the Cambridge English exams (from YLE to FCE) are given the opportunity to do so.
  • Our 2nde and 1ère students can also pass the Spanish Diploma Español Lengua Extranjera (DELE) in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute.  

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB)

In 2nde, our students take the IGSCE exams in English and Chinese.

The IGCSE exams are prepared for in 3ème and 2nde during combined classes with students from the other Sections of TES.

The French Section Terminale students are encouraged, in parallel with the French Baccalauréat, to take IB Language exams in English, Chinese or German. These exams are also prepared for during TES combined classes.

Other exams

Road safety certificate (ASSR): Level 1 is offered to 5ème students and Level 2 to 3ème. Holding the ASSR 2 is a requirement for applying for a driving licence.

Internet licence: This licence is offered as part of a national programme, helping children in CM2, and their families, become more aware of internet security and responsibility.

Our students also participate in a number of competitions and contests during the year, such as the Maths Kangaroo, Castor Programming, etc.

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