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The international school by Ipécom Paris was launched during the 2018/2019 school year.
The international school by Ipecom Paris develops a rigorous multicultural and bilingual program pursuing academic excellence, where individual initiative, creativity and interactivity are valued. in a supportive environment.
Students follow a methodical and balanced program taught in English and in French, leading to the Irish leaving certificate.
The goal of our international high school is to develop committed citizens aware of world issues. We aim to stimulate students so they become curious, critical and open minded adults in a world of increasing diversity and competitiveness.
To do so, in collaboration with the best secondary schools in Ireland, we have created a Leaving Certificate Senior Cycle in Paris.
The three-year program starts in Paris and finishes in Ireland. The first two years, are taught in Paris. The last year, at the end of which the students sit the Leaving Certificate is taught in Ireland.
Erasmus, the globalization of school and university exchanges. Pisa, the evaluation of different education systems… These initiatives indicate needs for change and improvement.
The French baccalaureate, created in 1808, and remodeled so many times is very different from the Leaving Certificate.
The new French Baccalaureate being introduced this year will need to gain acceptance and recognition abroad
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BY IPECOM PARIS IS THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE IN PARIS.
The partnership with schools in Ireland allows high school students to become bilingual while staying in Paris. In short, to have a wider opening on the English speaking university world and beyond French institutions.
Why did we choose the Irish Leaving Certificate?
Because the Irish educational approach share the values we have been teaching for the last 30 years.
The Irish education system outperforms the OECD average but also the French system as attest the results provided by the PISA surveys (an international programme for the monitoring of student learning) from 2000 to 2015.
Irish students have much better results in science, mathematics and reading than those France and are above the OECD average. (For more details, here is the link to the PISA 2015 page
PERSONALZED GUIDANCE AND COACHING : OUR DRIVING FORCES.
Guidance and coaching are the driving forces of our educational approach.
We aim to convey certain values in terms of methodology and work ethic and in terms of personal dynamics. The values of dedication, self-confidence, and teamwork. We instill the importance of competing with and surpassing oneself, seeking the best achievement, preparing one’s future.
The class sizes are reduced so that teachers and the entire teaching team can maintain individualized relationships within the group.
Our approach to tutoring, individualized monitoring, and methodological supervision characterize our school and is shared by the Irish schools that are our partners in this new venture.
Our methods facilitate the transition to university level studies for students, which combined with the recognition of the Irish Leaving Certificate around the world are real assets for the future academic careers of the students.
Students benefit from an opening to the international academic world, a dual culture and approach of the Anglo-Saxon world allowing them to become completely bilingual.