“There are still 20% of the baccalaureate to pass, even more with continuous assessment. It’s really not the time to demobilize”, adds Wednesday on franceinfo Édouard Geffray, while the marks of the specialty tests are published.
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The baccalaureate specialty marks are not “only one step before the continuation”insisted on Wednesday April 12 on franceinfo Édouard Geffray, director general of school education (DGESCO), while high school students discover their marks in the baccalaureate specialty tests which represent a third of the final mark. “There is still 20% of the baccalaureate to pass by the end of the school year, even more with continuous assessment. This is really not the time to demobilize”warns Édouard Geffray.
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The DGESCO points “a real cultural change” brought about by the baccalaureate reform. “This end of terminale is more and more focused on preparing for higher education and not just on the baccalaureate exams and the end of June. The students clearly need to take ownership of it.” High school students who have “their steps” via Parcoursup for their orientation in higher education “are also in high school to prepare for this higher education. Otherwise, they will put themselves at risk next year if they have not worked enough in June”. There is therefore a “conviction work” to bring “with some” students “and with teachers”.
It minimizes the effect of “Gruyère schedules”
Édouard Geffray ensures that “the teachers understood that there was this issue”. But for them it is also “a cultural change”. What matters at this stage of the year is “to convey this message to students, including families. Terminal education does not stop with the baccalaureate, it goes up to the baccalaureate and it begins before the baccalaureate to prepare for higher education”.
“A student who wants to get out of it in the big oral, he had better have seen the whole program. So yes, it’s getting ready.”Édouard Geffray, Director General of School Education
The general director of school education minimizes the effect of “gruyere timetables” evidenced by teachers and high school students. “It’s not ideal”, admits Édouard Geffray. But he reminds “exact range” the organization of the baccalaureate exams. “We had three days of written specialty tests between March 20 and 21, one or two days in the week preceding, when the final year students were released from class. stop working for three weeks afterwards.” If there is “a reorganization”he’s staying “the challenge” results. “Today, everyone is getting back on their feet and making sure to prepare, not only for the rest of the baccalaureate”like the great oral, “but also the continuation of his studies”adds Edouard Geffray.