Ecole Jeannine Manuel – London attracts a vibrantly international population of students and staff, and currently has 45 nationalities represented among its 550 students. Families are attracted to the school’s ambitious bilingual curriculum which aims to equip students with the ability to express themselves in French or in English, orally or in writing, with native ease and compelling effectiveness. The school also offers instruction in Chinese (starting in Year 4), Spanish, German and Latin. Due to the international nature of its student body, many of its pupils are in fact fluent in three or more languages by the time they leave school, thereby making them particularly well equipped to pursue their Higher Education around the globe. The UK is a popular destination, as are France and North America.
Students of Ecole Jeannine Manuel follow a common track to Year 11 after which they must choose between two world-class and world-renowned leavers’ diplomas:
- The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (“IBDP” or “IB”): the IB curriculum is made up of a programme core and subjects distributed among six subject groups which include an array of course to choose from. Students choose to study three of these subjects at Higher Level and the remaining three at Standard Level.
- The French Baccalaureate: the new French Baccalaureate consists of a common core which includes French, Philosophy, History-Geography, a MFL, P.E. and Science, and a choice of three specialisation subjects to be chosen from a diverse array of subjects. These specialisations are comparable to A-level or IB Higher Level subjects. Students drop one of their three majors at the end of Year 12 and are assessed at that point (comparable to AS-level).
Covid Disruption Information
Normal school attendance only resumed in September but Sixth Formers were able to attend a small number of meetings at school:
- IB students: students attended school for a maximum of eight meetings with the purpose of completing mandatory assessments such as language orals and presentations
- French Baccalaureate students: students who were able to come in had one end-of-year review meeting with their Form teacher
Disruption to the normal university application processes: Higher Education counselling was done online.
Impact on assessment and predicted grades:
- IB students: teachers assessed pupil work remotely during the lockdown period and used this data to inform predicted grades
- French Baccalaureate students: as per French Ministry of Education guidelines, French Baccalaureate students were not awarded grades on their third term reports. These reports do include comments from their teachers. Teachers assessed student work remotely during the lockdown period and used this data to predict their final grades.