Towards International Diplomas & Bilingualism: The Paths We Choose


Thursday 25 March at 11am GMT

Introducing the Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill


Hear from experienced, international educator, Head of School, Mireille Rabaté and Maaike Kaandorp,  International Programmes Coordinator (EIP / IBDP) how their school,Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, delivers a bilingual education in French and English from Early Years to Y13, which offers a head start for life and a love for learning.

They will explain what they mean by “the paths we choose” and the difference between, their twin-track programmes, the French National Curriculum and the English track (offering 4 IGCSEs at Y11) preparing for the IB Diploma. Both paths open opportunities for their students at leading UK (Russell Group) and French (classes préparatoires/) ) Universities as well as Global Universities in Canada, US, Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Italy and Spain after their French Baccalauréat or International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The school was proudly established in 2015 as an International School for the 21st Century and lives up to its reputation with an enlightened use of technology to facilitate different styles of learning, collaboration and self-guided study. Having already established online learning to support individual international students and in response to London’s transport strike, they transitioned to virtual classrooms with speed and ease in response to the pandemic lockdowns which was hugely appreciated by the parents. Discover how this experience has accelerated their schooling at home programme, LIL Online, an option now available to international families around the world. 

With a diverse student, teaching and parent population, the school with 800 pupils, offers a truly international perspective. Situated in Wembley, in Brent ‘the happiest borough in the country’, with easy access to central London and the unique advantage of space for a city school, plus a beautiful Grade 2 listed building located on a leafy five-acre campus, set in a vibrant developing area, there is plenty to inspire students and teachers. Health and wellbeing is at the heart of the school’s ethos and this with the combination of facilities, location, bilingualism and curriculum choice offers every opportunity for pupils to thrive, develop resilience and agility to follow their own path in life with confidence.

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Mireille Rabaté, Head of School, French Lycée Winston Churchill

Mireille Rabaté, Head of School, French Lycée Winston Churchill

Mireille Rabaté is the Head of School and her international career has led her to prestigious positions in France, Norway and the US. She spent thirteen years in the USA and played a major role in the setting up of innovative educational teaching programmes. Mireille returned to Europe to found and lead the Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill.

Maaike Kaandorp, IB Coordinator/Humanities teacher, French Lycée Winston Churchill

Maaike Kaandorp, IB Coordinator/Humanities teacher, French Lycée Winston Churchill

Maaike Kaandorp started her international career in her home country, the Netherlands. She moved abroad and worked at various international schools in the UK and the US. After 15 years experience in IB schools, she joined the Lycée International de Londres to introduce and lead the IB programme.

In this webinar you will learn

1. The benefits of a bilingual education from Pre-reception age 
2. The diploma choices available comparing the French Baccalauréat and International Baccalaureate programmes
3. The online learning programme (LIL Online)

  • Diploma choices - the French Baccalauréat and the International Baccalaureate
  • Bilingual learning - the benefits of starting at Pre-reception age
  • Online learning – response to the Covid pandemic and long-term strategy 
  • Unique environment and opportunities - Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill

 

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