Middle School

Grade : 6th (6e), 7th (5e), 8th (4e), and 9th (3e)

Middle School welcomes students from 11 to 14 years old

In Middle School, students study subjects such as French, modern and ancient languages (English, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin), art, music, drama, physical and sports education, moral and civic education, history, geography, biology, physics, chemistry, technology and mathematics.

Acquiring a common base of skills

At LIFE School Jakarta, students work in small groups. In language courses, skill groups are set up.

6e (6th grade)

The 6e class allows students to deepen the subjects studied in primary. We begin to discover new subjects (physics, chemistry, art, biology, technology) and the middle school working methods.

5e (7th grade), 4e (8th grade)

Starting in 5e class, the students begin a new cycle (cycle 4) which will lead him to the 3e class. The schedule is expanded with a second modern language and options such as Bahasa Indonesia and Latin.

3e (9th grade)

The 3e class prepares for entry into high school and the main stages of orientation. During this last year in middle school, the students sit the National Brevet Diploma.

Mastering language skills

With a volume of 8 hours per week, English represents a third of the curriculum at LIFE School.
From the 5e class onwards, students learn two modern foreign languages in parallel.


English, known as LVA, is the first modern language taught at LIFE School.

Number of hours of English per week :

  • 6e : 6 hours including 2 hours literature + 2 hours history-geography (optional)
  • 5e : 5 hours including 2 hours literature + 2 hours history-geography (optional)
  • 4e: 5 hours including 2 hours literature + 2 hours history-geography (optional)
  • 3e: 5 hours including 2 hours literature + 2 hours history-geography (optional)


Starting in 5e, students have to choose a second modern language.

At LIFE School, students have the choice between Spanish and Mandarin and (3 hours per week).

Bahasa Indonesia Latin

Starting in 5e, students also have the possibility of taking a third optional language: Bahasa Indonesia or Latin (1 hour per week).

Middle school hours

Subject 6e 5e 4e 3e
Arts 1h 1h 1h 1h
Music 1h 1h 1h 1h
Physical sports and education 4h 3h 3h 3h
French 4h30 4h30 4h30 4h
Moral and civic education
3h 3h 3h 3h30
English 4h 3h 3h 3h
English literature 2h 2h 2h 2h
*History and geography in English 2h 2h 2h 2h
Second modern foreign language 3h 3h 3h
*Bahasa Indonesia 1h 1h 1h
*Latin 1h 1h 1h
Mathematics 4h30 3h30 3h30 3h30
Biology 4h 1h30 1h30 1h30
Physics 1h30 1h30 1h30
Technology 1h30 1h30 1h30
Wellbeing 1h 1h 1h 1h

Bilingual Section

After the primary students, it is now the middle school students’ turn to benefit from a bilingual program with the opening of an American international section since the start of the school year 2022-2023.

In this bilingual section, Middle School students will be able to obtain the National Diploma of the Brevet “Middle School series, international option” once they finish their year in 3e.

Students in the International Section who choose the diploma with “international option” (DNBI) will sit two additional oral exams in language and literature and in history-geography.

Classes are taught by a team of dedicated, passionate and experienced international teachers.

Learning at LIFE School is also developed during cultural outings and excursions throughout the Asia zone.

The National Brevet Diploma

The DNB (National Brevet Diploma) is issued by the French Ministry of National Education. It attests to the knowledge and skills of a student and proves that they have the level required at the end of middle school.

A diploma of 800 points

Obtaining the DNB is based on the points accumulated in the ongoing assessment (400 points) and the 5 exams that the students sit at the end of June (400 points). The diploma is awarded to students who have obtained at least 400 points out of 800

  • Fairly good mark above 480 points
  • Good mark above 560 points
  • Very good mark above 640 points

The ongoing assessment

The student’s level is evaluated during the last class meeting that holds an end-of-cycle review. It takes into account the student’s skills and knowledge acquired since the 5e class. All the subjects and the projects carried out count (PPE, Parcours Avenir, Parcours Citoyen…). Points are awarded according to the following scale:

  • insufficient proficiency: 10 points
  • fragile proficiency: 25 points
  • satisfactory proficiency: 40 points
  • very good proficiency: 50 points

The written exams

At the end of June, students take a series of 4 written exams: French, mathematics, history-geography / moral and civic education, science (2 disciplines among: physics-chemistry, biology, technology).

The oral exam

The oral examination can relate to one of the projects that the student has carried out during the interdisciplinary practical lessons or a personal project. This oral examination is a presentation that prepares the students for similar exams in High school and at University.

Our students achieve exceptional results in the National Brevet Diploma

Our students achieve outstanding results at the Diplome National du Brevet
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