The first exams for the baccalaureate took place this week. What are we entitled to in the context of the tests and what are the penalties for cheating?
The exam season is back with this week, the baccalaureate exams that have started. Be careful, cheaters can be heavily penalized. Penal (rather rare) or disciplinary sanction.
franceinfo: What are we entitled to in the context of the tests and what are the penalties for cheating?
Philippe Duport: AT the exam, sums up Valérie Piau, a lawyer specializing in education, and who defends cheaters, we only have our eyes to cry! Yes, we still have the right to go to the toilet, but not during the first hour. And again, don’t stay there too long. Only possible support for the exam, the calculator, classic, not connected.
Pay particular attention to the phone…
Yes, you must not forget it on you, even if it is off. It must be in a bag, which is left at the entrance or at his feet, according to the supervisor’s instructions. Ditto for the connected watch. Very important: if you get caught with your cell phone on you, there will be a ticket that will be established.
In this report, the candidate will be able to put his observations. It must then be said that the cell phone or the watch were off, and that it was an oversight. The PV is the only trace that will remain and it will be essential for the severity of the sanction.
What is this penalty?
It can be penal and disciplinary. Criminal, it’s very rare, you really need an organized network. We risk a fine of 9,000 euros and three years in prison. It’s extremely rare. Sanctions are therefore most often disciplinary.
If the cheating is recognized, we have zero in the subject in question. But there can also be a reprimand, a deprivation of any mention, a ban on retaking any National Education examination, baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate level for five years, and a ban on enrolling in a public establishment. education for five years. The Disciplinary Committee has a choice in all this arsenal.
And the delay, is it prohibitive?
In principle yes, you can’t pass the test if you arrive late, and you therefore have zero. But arrangements are planned in the event of a transport strike. However, it is necessary to produce proof, by requesting proof from the SNCF or the RATP, or by taking a photo of the indicative panels with the canceled trains.
And cheating with ChatGPT?
Some establishments prohibit their use, but what is prohibited is plagiarism, for distance tests, for dissertations. However, there is no appropriation of an intellectual work here, therefore no plagiarism. There is therefore, unless specifically prohibited, a boulevard for artificial intelligence.