French School
of Singapore

Exams & Certifications

French national diplomas

French national diplomas

The Lycée Français de Singapour is an official examination centre for the diplomas of the French Ministry of National Education. For the organisation of examinations, the French School, and more broadly, the Asia Pacific zone are part of the Academy of Montpellier.

The Diplôme National du Brevet (DNB)

  • It validates the common core of knowledge, skills and culture. 
  • All the written and oral examinations are held at the Lycée Français de Singapour. 

The Diplôme National du Brevet "Option Internationale" (DNBI) – British section

It is made of core examinations with 2 additional, specific oral and written examinations in languages, literature, history and geography. These examinations are held following a calendar set by the school.

3e (Grade 9) students must be in the International section to sit for the diplôme national du brevet option Internationale.

The Baccalauréat

It is a French Diploma that confirms secondary education and gives access to higher education.

At the Lycée Français de Singapour, students can choose amongst the following Baccalauréat options: L - Language and Literature, ES - Economics and Social Science and S - Math and Science. They can also choose between:

  • a regular Baccalauréat
  • a Baccalauréat with European Section
  • a Baccalauréat Option Internationale – British section (not to confuse with IB: International Baccalaureate): written and oral examinations in English in literature, history and geography.

Early Examinations for the Baccalauréat 2017

They are for Première (Grade 11) students and include:

  • written and oral examinations in French, for all the candidates in the ES, L and S streams
  • an examination on Research Project (RP) for the candidates in the ES, L and S streams
  • an examination in sciences for candidates in the ES and L streams.
Oral for TPE (Research Projects)
  • Wednesday 22 March 2017: S stream students
  • Thursday 23 March 2017: students from ES and L streams

The Final Examinations

You will find below a link to the Edusol page (in French) from the French Ministry of National Education that will introduce you to the specificity of each stream.

ES Stream

L Stream

S Stream

Save the date: 3 July 2017

Graduation Party for Terminale students.

The “Option Internationale” of the Baccalauréat (OIB) – British section

The OIB is the general French Baccalauréat diploma where it is added « Option Internationale » and the language section in which the student is enrolled. It is a specific feature of the French Baccalauréat that lays more emphasis on knowing the culture and language of the partner country.

The OIB is made of mandatory core examinations that correspond to each stream, except for the written and oral examinations in modern Languages 1 (LV1) and History-Geography.

Theses examinations are replaced by two specific examinations: Languages and Literature and History-Geography, with each having an oral and a written section. These specific examinations are done in the language of the chosen section and have a different weight that can make up between 32 and 37% of the final grade of the Baccalauréat, depending on the streams.

Baccalauréat 2017 Results

Individual results to the exams

Results to Early Examinations

Dates of the OIB written examinations
  • Friday 2 June 2017: Literature (14h-18h) 
  • Tuesday 6 June 2017: History-Geography (14h-18h)

Other Diplomas and Certificates

As part of its language policy, the Lycée Français de Singapour offers language certificates in English, French, Mandarin, German and Spanish.

Why these language diplomas and certificates? 

  • Because they validate a level of skills and proficiency in written, oral comprehension and expression. They are often based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) that includes 5 levels:
    • A1 and A2: basic user
    • B1 and B2: independent user
    • C1 and C2: proficient user
  • Because they allow the student to find his/her way within the language program,
  • Because from B2 level, these certificates grant or ease access to universities.

APTIS FOR TEENS – English language test

It is a test from the British Council that accurately assesses all the linguistic skills in English and ranks the students from A1 level to B2 level.

This test is for all CM2 (Grade 5) students and it is paid for by the school.

2016-2017 session dates: week of 17 April 2017.

DELF Prim (Diploma in French Language Studies)

It is a diploma recognised by the French Ministry of National Education.

It is a French as a foreign language diploma for the levels A1 and A2 of the CEFRL.

2016-2017 session dates: week of 18 May 2017, in the premises of the Alliance Française. 

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 

The IELTS is an international English language proficiency test jointly managed by the British Council and the Australian organisation IDP Education. This test is recognised worldwide and grants or eases access to English-speaking universities, in particular the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It is also recognised by academic institutions in France.

This test is offered to all Terminale (Grade 12) students and is paid for by the school.

Session dates for the year 2016-2017:

  • Oral examinations: Tuesday 23 et Wednesday 24 May 2017
  • Written examinations: Thursday 25 May 2017 

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Cambridge

Diploma offered at the end of Year 10 for the students from the International Section and paid for by the school.

Calendar of IGCSE examinations

To note: The calendar of examinations is decided by Cambridge and may coincide with school holidays.

DateSubjectsDuration of examinationStart of examinationComments
Tuesday 2 May 2017Geography1h459:00amSchool Holidays
Friday 5 May 2017History
School Holidays
Wednesday 10 May 2017Geography
School Holidays
Friday 12 May 2017History2h009:00amSchool Holidays
Monday 22 May 2017Literature1h309:00am
Friday 26 May 2017Literature1h309:00am
Monday 5 June 2017History1h9:00am
Tuesday 6 June 2017Geography1h309:00am

HSK – Mandarin language certificate

The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is recognised worldwide and is designed by the Education Ministry of the People’s Republic of China.

At the Lycée Français de Singapour, this certificate is offered to Grade 6, Grade 8 and Grade 10 students.

Registration fees

The Lycée Français de Singapour helps Grade 8 students in the registration process. The fees are paid:

  • by the parents for Grade 8 students (50 SGD)
  • by the Lycée  for Grade 10 students.

Finally, Grade 6 students can take the YCT (Youth Chinese Test). Registration fees are also paid by the Lycée.

Session dates for the year 2016-2017:

The dates vary each year.

For 2017, the Lycée chose the date of 18 March 2017 but students can register independently for the following dates:

DateRegistration deadline
15 July3 June
16 September5 August
3 December21 October

How to register?

You should fill out the registration form and return it duly completed to your Mandarin teacher by 10 February 2017 March at the latest. You should attach a copy of your passport.

Examination venue

Las Lilas School 180B Bencooleen Street, # 08-01 Singapore 189648

GOETHE-ZERTIFIKAT – German language certificate

The certificate follows the CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

To better prepare for this examination, preparation courses are offered in school:

  • on Monday from 17h05 to 18h00 for the A2 level
  • on Tuesday from 17h05 to 18h00 for the B1 level
  • on Tuesday from 18h05 to 19h00 for the B2 level

Registration Fees

  • A2 : 170 SGD 
  • B1 : 420 SGD 
  • B2 : 500 SGD 

The certificate fees for Year 10 students are paid for by the Lycée.

Session dates for the year 2017-2018:


Examination venue

Goethe-Institut Singapur 136 Neil Road Singapore 088865 

Tel +65 6735 4555 

Fax +65 6735 4666

To know more:


The Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language are official diplomas of Spanish language proficiency issued by the Cervantes Institute on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. They are recognised worldwide by private companies, chambers of commerce and public and private school systems.

Session dates for the year 2016-2017:

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May 2017.

How to register?

You should fill out the registration form and return it duly completed to your Spanish teacher by 20 March 2017 at the latest. You should attach a copy of your passport.

To know more?

Official website of the Cervantes Institute:

Online proficiency test: http://pruebadenivel.cervantes...

Additional information: (teacher in charge DELE)