Contact Information 

 

49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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French Program

French Programs at Sydney Academy

 

French Programs at Sydney Academy will give you an opportunity to continue with French from any Junior High / Middle School program, whether it's French Immersion, Integrated French, or Core French. 

 
Grade 9 (2016-2017)
This year, Sydney Academy will be offering the Integrated French Program for students entering Grade 9.  This program will allow students to prepare for the Integrated French Program as well as the IB Program.  Students will study two courses where French is the language of instruction (French Language Arts and Social Studies).  This will prepare them for the Integrated French Certificate Program.  Students enrolled in the Integrated French Program may write the DELF test (official French proficiency test) during their Grade 12 year. 
 
Grade 8 students who wish to be considered for this program should indicate their intention on their course registration sheets. 

 

Grades 10 to 12 - Integrated French Certificate
Students from Grades 10 to 12 may take six courses where French is the language of instruction in order to receive the Integrated French Certificate at the end of Grade 12.  Students may take French Language Arts at the Integrated French level, or through IB French.  The following courses are offered:
  • French 10 (Integrated/Pre IB)
  • Art dramatique 10
  • French 11 (Integrated/IB)
  • Modes de vie actifs 11
  • French 12 (Integrated/IB)
  • Geographie Planetaire 12
 
Students enrolled in the Integrated French Program at Sydney Academy are eligible to write the DELF test (French proficiency test).  Students will take the test during their Grade 12 year.   

 

A student may take both the Integrated French Certificate and IB French courses concurrently. 
 

 

IB French-B Courses Grades 10 to 12
The following IB French-B courses are offered to students at Sydney Academy:
  • French 10  Pre IB (recommended)
  • French-B 11 IB (SL or HL)
  • French-B 12 IB (SL or HL)
(SL) - Standard Level
(HL) - Higher Level
 
It is to be noted that students do not need to be registered in the full IB Diploma to be eligible to take IB French.  As well, students who are registered in only IB French-B, who are not a part of the Integrated French Program, are not eligible to write the DELF test at the end of Grade 12.
 

 

IB Bilingual Diploma
Of the courses taken to receive the IB Diploma, the following may be taken in French to earn a bilingual designation:
  • French 10 Pre IB (recommended)
  • History 10 Pre IB (recommended)
  • French-B 11 IB
  • Histoire 11 IB
  • French-B 12 IB
  • Histoire 12 IB
 
The following allows a diploma candidate to earn both a bilingual diploma, and an Integrated French Certificate:
  • French 10 Pre IB
  • Art dramatique 10
  • French-B 11 IB
  • Histoire 11 IB (SL)
  • French-B 12 IB
  • Histoire 12 IB (SL)
 
Students earning both a bilingual diploma and an Integrated French Certificate are eligible to write the DELF test (French proficiency test) during their Grade 12 year. 

 

 

Core French Grades 9 to 12
Core French offerings are available to students coming from a previous Core French background in Junior High / Middle School.