The organisation of the school system

Table of School System Structure

Primary School begins at age 3 with non-compulsory Nursery School. Students begin compulsory education at age 6 in Elementary School. They progress to Lower Secondary School at age 11 to Upper Secondary School at age 15 where they have the option of choosing between three baccalaureate programmes: general, technological, and vocational.

(*) this age range does not apply to the lycées professionnels, as a CAP (vocational training qualification) can be followed by a vocational baccalaureate from eleventh grade (première).

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