Bac 2024: specialty tests postponed to June, exam schedule

BAC 2024.

Bac 2024: specialty tests postponed to June, exam schedule

BAC 2024. The calendar of bac exams is changing in 2024 with the organization of specialty exams in June and no longer in March. The Minister of National Education Gabriel Attal must specify the dates of the examination.

New changes in the baccalaureate calendar. As of this year, final year students will take all the written exams for the exam in June, including those for specialty courses. The announcement comes from the Minister of National Education himself. Guest of the 20 Hours newspaper of TF1, Sunday August 27, Gabriel Attal pointed out the dysfunctions of the Blanquer bac reform: "There has been progress with the bac reforms, but you have to be pragmatic and look at what works. or not."

The holding of specialty tests in March during the last session of the baccalaureate did not convince. These tests organized from the second quarter and counting coefficient 16 in the general average of the baccalaureate had the consequences "a strong absenteeism and a demobilization [of the pupils] in the third quarter". The unions of teachers and parents of students who complained about the timetable for the baccalaureate established with the reform of the Blanquer baccalaureate say they are satisfied with this step back. "We had to find a solution to a major problem. This is good news, which corresponds to our request" rejoiced with AFP, Bruno Bobkiewicz, general secretary of the National Union of Education Management Staff. national.

If the Minister of National Education has confirmed the holding of all the written exams of the bac at least June for the bac 2024, the precise dates of the exams are not yet known. The new calendar of events must be presented by Gabriel Attal during his back-to-school press conference on Monday August 28.

Candidates for the baccalaureate will still have to submit to six written tests: those of the two specialty courses, that of philosophy and the anticipated French tests for first year students. In addition to writing, final year candidates will also be graded orally with the grand oral test.

In addition to the written tests, the continuous assessment is also taken into account in the final mark of the baccalaureate. Bac 2024 will again meet this double assessment. "The baccalaureate diploma is awarded, in the general route and in the technological route, in view of the results obtained by the candidate, on the one hand in final tests which represent 60% of his overall mark, and on the other hand in the evaluations organized during his schooling in first and final classes as part of continuous monitoring which represents 40% of his overall mark " can we read on the website of the Ministry of National Education. Continuous assessment is now fully integrated into the baccalaureate in order to assess the disciplines of the common core, i.e. 5 subjects:

The specialty tests are part of the final tests that complete the continuous assessment of the new baccalaureate. In the final year, each high school student chose two specialties of their choice from among twelve possible subjects: Arts, History-Geography, Geopolitics and Political Science, Humanity, Literature, Philosophy, Literature and Ancient Languages ​​and Cultures, Languages, Literatures and Foreign Cultures and regional sciences, Mathematics, Numerical and computer sciences, Physics-chemistry, Economic and social sciences, Engineering sciences and Life and earth sciences. Each specialty test is scored on a coefficient of 16. The specialty tests correspond to 32% of the final mark (out of the 60% non-continuous assessment).

The grand oral is one of the new tests initiated by the reform of the baccalaureate in 2018. It is rated coefficient 10 in the general stream and coefficient 14 in the technological stream. The high school students worked on this new baccalaureate test for the first time during the 2021 session. The grade for the grand oral is based both on the candidate's knowledge, transmitted during his presentation, and on his general expression. The grand oral is spread over 40 minutes, with a preparation time of twenty minutes to prepare the answer to his question, then a passage time of twenty minutes including: five minutes of presentation, then ten minutes of jury interview / candidate on the selected topic and finally five minutes of discussion around the candidate's orientation project.