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France Baccalaureate 2023: the specialty tests will focus on a "tightened" program

March 22, 2023

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The baccalaureate specialty tests, born of the Blanquer reform of the high school, will be held on March 20, 21 and 22 for final year students, on a " tightened" part of the program, AFP learned from the Ministry of Education. National Education, this Thursday.

For the general and technological baccalaureate, "the written tests for specialty lessons are set for Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 March 2023, so that the marks obtained can be taken into account in the Parcoursup files", writes the Ministry of Education . Education in a press release, published Thursday in the Official Bulletin.

This is the first time that the marks for these tests will be taken into account by the Parcoursup access platform to higher education.

More time to deepen the concepts studied

The Minister of National Education "requested that the written tests for specialty lessons relate to a narrow part of the final year program", we continue from the same source. In a letter addressed to final year students, a copy of which was obtained by AFP, Pap Ndiaye specifies: " so that your teachers and yourselves have more time to deepen the concepts studied, I have decided in a sustainable way to tighten " examination programs for specialty tests.

"Your teachers will be informed next week of the changes made. Specialty lessons will continue until June, in order to prepare you for further studies in higher education as well as for the test of the Grand orally” , specifies the minister. The philosophy test as well as the grand oral will take place as usual at the end of the school year.


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