4e : Choice of Specialisation sections

The 4e aims to orient pupils towards one of the seven sections of the upper cycle. The pupil isn’t alone in making this important decision, which will also influence the student’s future course of study and career choice, and is helped throughout the year by his teachers, fellow students in the “cycle supérieur” and by the SePAS department. During the first trimester, parents are invited to an information meeting which presents the different sections. At the end of the second trimester, the class council offers a personal recommendation for each pupil. At the end of the third trimester, students have to choose a section.

The subject sections :

  • Section A : Modern Languages
  • Section B : Maths and Information Technology
  • Section C : Natural Sciences and Maths
  • Section D : Economic sciences and Maths
  • Section E : Plastic Arts
  • Section G : Human and social sciences

For section F: Music and section I: computer science, pupils change school after the 4e.

Timetable and programme (MEN)
Information booklet “Orientation sections”

4e : Work experience

During the Project week, the 4e pupils are out of the school on apprenticeships to make initial contact with the world of work. This week aims to help them in their future orientation and choice of section. With the exception of the musical classes where the apprenticeship has to be preferably carried out in the cultural field, pupils are free to choose their place of work. Beforehand they have to carry out all the administrative procedures independently, but they are helped by their teachers with job applications and CVs.

The apprenticeship usually lasts one week. To conclude this period the students present their experiences to the class. To assure the smooth running of the apprenticeships, the teachers in charge visits the pupils’ places of work and fills in an evaluation form with the supervisor on site (conduct, pupil’s interest level, punctuality, independence, integration within the team etc.)