Napoleon is known for his creation of the lycée, but Jules Ferry wins all the honors for being reputed as the father of the French modern school. The school he established was free, secular and compulsory, even to this day, until the age of 13 (now increased to 16). This has been the profile of French education since 1882.
An overview of education in France
It was widely believed in the past that France’s education system was the best in the world. Now, the claim needs to be clearly proven in the face of better education systems elsewhere. France’s education system has been rated as the 25th best in the world by the OEDC coordinated Programme for International Student Assessment. The system’s achievements are neither very much higher nor lower than the average results of the OECD.
The education system is divided mainly into primary, secondary and tertiary with the