Created in 1808, the Baccalaureate is a diploma from the French educational system, which has a double distinction of certifying the conclusion of secondary education and of making possible access to further education. It is treated as the first university degree.
After the conclusion of Junior School (6th – 9th year), the students continue their studies in the Senior School for three years (10th – 12th years).
The form for 10th Year is decisive ahead of the final phase, which is characterised by a progressive specialisation of studies, over the 11th year and 12th years.
At the end of the 12th year, students take the Baccalaureate exam (BAC), a diploma which both certifies the conclusion of secondary schooling and also gives access to further education. This exam includes, as well, some early exams administered at the end of the 11th year.
The areas which we suggest permit those who hold the BAC entry to further education in Universities, to preparation classes for access to the “Grands Écoles” or, eventually, they can opt for more specialised training (IUT, BTS).
- From 2021 onwards, continuous assessment (40%) will be taken into consideration for the “baccalauréat”; exams represent 60% of the final grade (one French exam at the end of the 11th year and four exams on 12th year).
- This measure allows for the valorisation of the students’ work, since it takes into consideration the results of the 11th and 12th years
- The new “baccalauréat” exam will allow for a more effective follow-up of the students during the definition of their professional guidance project.
Programs of the Lycée
Adaptation of the 12th year curricula from 2022 onwards
- Teaching/assessment of the Mathematics exam (spécialité)
- Teaching/assessment of the Digital and Computer Sciences exam (spécialité)
- Assessment of the Physics/Chemistry exam (spécialité)
- Assessment of the SVT exam (spécialité)
- Assessment of the Economics exam (spécialité)