French Baccalauréat

The French Baccalauréat marks the end of a rigorous French High School education. The French Baccalauréat is controlled by the French Ministry of Education, which sets the organization of the exam and provides the standardized tests to be taken. Students who obtain this very demanding diploma get access to all universities in France and most universities across the world.

Since 2021, students have been taking the New Baccalauréat as described by the French Ministry of Education.

French BAC Results

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At 365bet, all students in the French program take the French Baccalauréat Général. Students who are fluent in English have the option to take the International French Baccalauréat (BFI), which highlights their bilingualism. Students in the French program usually graduate with the American High School diploma, as well.
 
The French baccalauréat is a highly rated diploma because it is well known to be a rigorous and demanding program. To graduate with the French baccalauréat, students need to:

  • successfully pass five final exams counting for 60 percent of the final mark 
  • perform well on their ongoing assessment, which accounts for 40 percent

The assessments cover 11th and 12th grade. The heavy weight on the ongoing assessment encourages students to study regularly all year long during 11th and 12th grades. 

At the end of 11th grade, all students take the first of their five examinations: a written and oral French Language and Literature exam.
In 12th grade, students continue toward their full diploma with some specificities for students in the BFI:

Baccalauréat général

Ongoing Assessments 

  • Second Language English (LVA)
  • Third Language (LVB)
  • Scientific Studies (enseignement scientifique)
  • History-Geography
  • Physical Education (EPS)
  • Moral and Civic Education (EMC)

Final Exams

  • Philosophy
  • Specialty 1
  • Specialty 2
  • Major Oral (grand oral)

International French Baccalauréat (BFI)

Ongoing Assessments

  • American Language and Literature
  • Third Language (LVB)
  • Scientific Studies (enseignement scientifique)
  • History-Geography (taught in English)
  • Physical Education (EPS)
  • Moral and Civic Education (EMC)

Final Exams

  • Philosophy
  • Specialty 1
  • Specialty 2
  • Major Oral (grand oral)

The following infographics show in more detail the differences between the regular Baccalauréat général, and the International French Baccalauréat.