By the end of primary School, students can use English as a working language across academic disciplines. At that point, when the language grounding is in place, teaching is shared equally in French and in English. In 5th grade, each class has two teachers, one English speaker and one French speaker, who share the curriculum. Hence, for example, Mathematics, History and Geography are taught in both languages and students benefit from a carefully coordinated dual teaching approach.
In Middle School, Science is taught in English and follows an inquiry-based science curriculum conceived at School. History and Geography are also taught in English in 6th and 7th grade. After that, History and Geography are taught both in French and in English and students benefit from both perspectives. The two teachers work closely together to ensure a coherent treatment of historical themes.
Through bilingualism, two educational cultures come into contact, two ways of teaching and assessing students, two ways of approaching subjects, and arguably, two fundamental approaches to education.