4ème (Grade 8)

4ème is the second year of what is called the “Central cycle” in Middle School.

During the central cycle, students build on the fundamental knowledge of the 1st cycle. This central cycle therefore allows students to improve and expand their knowledge and skills.

Teaching disciplines and time allocations are set by the official guidelines that you can view on the Eduscol website:
http://eduscol.education.fr/pid23244-cid46759/horaires-du-cycle-central.html

In 8th grade students expand on their comprehension and knowledge of a second modern language.

In addition to compulsory common subjects, students may also choose some optional subjects that enrich their school career, like Latin.

  1. Modern Languages 2: Three hours weekly of Spanish or German.
  2. Latin: Two to three hours weekly.
  3. Audio-visual studies as a subject.
  4. Supervised study: Students may choose between several time slots of study sessions supervised by a teacher who helps them with their study methods.
For a short presentation of each subject and an overview of the curriculum, see the additional subject articles below