Like the primary school, secondary school education at the Lycée Français of Kuala Lumpur is approved by the Ministry of French National Education.
Secondary school education is divided into two important cycles :
the collège (lower secondary school) and lycée (upper secondary school).




The Collège

What areCross-Curricular Studies (EPI - Enseignements Pratiques Interdisciplinaires).

Cross-Curricular Studies or EPI are an integral part of the Lower Secondary School reforms, are compulsory and represent around 72 hours annually per class.  Each class (from 5ème to 3ème) takes two cross-curricular subjects in a school year.  The main idea is to give meaning to learning, to promote inter-disciplinary and group work.  
The term "Enseignement" indicates that each teacher will teach their subject (and only theirs) and cover all the notions of their official curriculum: there is thus no change from this point of view in comparison with the former curricula.  
The term "Pratique" signifies that each teacher will approach their curriculum through a common project for all the students in the class (defined according to 8 topics set out in the official texts).  This project will be translated into concrete form (a slide presentation, exhibition, model, film, technical object etc).   
The term "Interdisciplinaire" signifies that several subjects will converge in this project. Each teacher will contribute, through their subject and within the framework of the official hours, to the production of the final project, working as a team with the other teachers involved.  
These Cross-Curricular Studies are evaluated by skills and each student will have the opportunity of presenting their contribution to a Cross-Curricular project that they have particularly enjoyed during their time in Cycle 4, in the oral examination of the Brevet.

Overview of the EPI from 5eme to 3eme (Cycle 4) at the LFKL


Official Theme

Chosen subject of study

Brief description of the project

Subjects concerned


Ecological transition and sustainable development

Water, a precious resource

“Stream to sea” study of water, connection with man and human activity. Final exhibition presenting different subjects tackled in each subject.

Physical Science, Earth and Life Sciences, Music, Mathematics, Physical Education, Technology, History and Geography


Languages and cultures of Antiquity

Mythological Animals

Establish a relationship between the subjects concerned by using a dragon (mythological animal) as a link. Development of comics or other literary expressions as well as masks, for an exhibition on the dragon in different cultures/countries.

Languages, French, History, Geography. Art, Technology


Corps, Santé, Bien être et Sécurité

Risk management

“Know more, risk less” design of a novel Trivial Pursuit, a risk prevention tool for adolescents.

Earth and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Sport, English, Music, Technology, French, Mathematics, History.


Monde économique et professionnel

Children during the Industrial Revolution

Creation of a digital exhibition with audio guide

English, History, Geography, French, Mathematics, Technology, Music.


Sciences, Technologie et Société

Life on Another Planet

“A new planet” study of why, requirements and methods to be able to life on another planet. Different final supports according to choice of each group.

Différents supports finaux en fonction du choix de chaque groupe.

Physical Science, Earth and Life Sciences, Mathematics, Music, Art, French, Technology


Information, Communication and Citizenship

Media and Society

Study of the French press articles and different languages on propaganda, manipulation, social networks. Writing articles and a multilingual journal and/or creation of a video on the subject.

French, History, Geography, German, English, Chinese, Spanish.

Updated on 12 October 2016 by Thierry BLUMZAK, Physical Science Teacher and Julien DANDONNEAU, Vice-Principal

The lycée

Tthis consists of three classes: the general and technical Seconde class common to students who will continue their studies in one of the general or technical courses. The choice between these two courses is made at the end of this class. The Première and Terminale classes in the different streams lead to the Baccalauréat examination. The Baccalauréat validates the knowledge and skills at the end of the first level of higher education. As such it enables the students to pursue higher studies. At the Lycée Français of Kuala Lumpur, the general course consists of three streams (ES (Economics and Social Science), L (Literature) and S (Science) which lead to the General Baccalauréat.

Seconde, or the determining cycle

The determining cycle corresponds to the general and technical Seconde class. It is the common class for those students who wish to follow the technical or general course. It is at the end of Seconde that the students choose one of these courses and one of the streams offered by them. The Seconde general and technical class is above all a determining class where the student tests his or her tastes and aptitudes before choosing a direction in Première.

For one and a half hours per week, the Seconde students will take two exploratory courses of their choice during the year, which will enable them to have a better perception of their profile and help them decide on the appropriate stream to take in Premiere. Click here to find out more.

It is during the Seconde year that the LFKL students participate in professional work experience training.

Première and Terminale, or the terminal cycle

The terminal cycle corresponds to the Première and Terminale classes in one of the general course streams at the LFKL. It concludes with the Baccalauréat examinations, L, ES, or S. The Première class consists largely of studies common to all, while offering the first specializations in specific courses from each stream. In the Terminale class, the common studies are reduced in favour of more specialization, with a view to continuing higher studies.

The Baccalauréat streams at the LFKL In each of these streams, students at the LFKL are taught by the direct teaching method.

“Bac Littéraire”:
Stream L (the literary stream) The literary Baccalauréat involves analysis and synthesis skills, as well as requiring a keen interest in literature, languages, history and geography and the arts. Its objective is to deepen the students’ literary culture based on analyses, putting work into perspective and arguing, as well as acquiring critical thinking skills, nourished by the philosophy course.

“Bac Scientifique”:
Série S (the science stream) The scientific Baccalauréat involves an ability for the abstract, for rigour, reasoning and an interest in experimentation. Its objective is to develop a real scientific culture based on knowledge and an experimental scientific approach.

“Bac Economique et Social”:
Serie ES (Economics and Social Science stream) A multidisciplinary Baccalauréat, the Economic and Social Science stream pays particular attention to the socio-economic environment and to current events and calls for a strong interest in history, geography and mathematics. Its objective is to deepen the students’ economic culture through synthetic thinking and curiosity.

Baccalauréat 2021