We also reviewed culture and compared schools in France to schools in the USA. All these notes are on the study guide.
French schools have a different schedule than the American one. Students have school Saturday morning, and do not have school on Wednesday afternoon.
Class grades in school are also very different. French students go to le collège (junior high) when they are 10 or 11. They begin by entering
- 6th grade known as sixième
- 7th grade is cinquième
- 8th grade is quatrième
- 9th grade is troisième
- 10th grade is known as séconde
- 11th grade is première
- 12th grade is terminale
Grades are out of 20 points:
19-20 are very hard to achieve
17-18 are considered to be very good grades
10-16 are average grades
0-9 are failing grades