From 8:00 a.m. in certain academies, but mainly from 10:00 a.m. (academies of Paris, Créteil, Versailles, Lyon, Bordeaux or Toulouse in particular), senior high school students in the general, technological and vocational streams will be able to consult their results online or on billboards in the courtyard of their establishment.

Even if the baccalaureate has lost its symbolic significance with the Blanquer reform which introduced a good dose of continuous monitoring, the proclamation of the results is still an important moment for high school students.

“The bac is the accomplishment of long years of study, for which many of us have worked a lot, so I await these results with apprehension and impatience”, explains to AFP Ludivine, 18, in Terminal in a Parisian high school.

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, she will be connected to her phone, surrounded by seven friends who are also awaiting the results of the baccalaureate. “We went to have some air for a few days in a group so we will all connect at the same time, which is much nicer than discovering your result alone in your corner”, adds the high school student.

“I can’t wait to find out and after it’s vacation!” Rejoices Ludivine.

Of the 709,399 candidates who are trying to obtain the precious diploma this year, more than half (53.7%) have taken the general baccalaureate, which now consists of a common core of subjects, supplemented by two specialty courses chosen at the map by the students.

They are 26.2% to pass the professional baccalaureate and 20% the technological baccalaureate.

Since its reform in 2019, the baccalaureate mark is based 40% on continuous assessment and 60% on final exams (written and oral French, passed in Première class, philosophy, specialty exams and the grand oral , passed in Terminale).

– “States general of the high school” –

This year, the tests for the new general baccalaureate (for which students choose two specialty courses) took place in full, for the first time after two years disrupted by the Covid.

The two specialty tests taken by each candidate, however, had to be postponed from March to May and adjustments were decided due to the health crisis. Correctors of these tests said in mid-June that certain marks had been increased without their agreement. A beginning of controversy, swept away by the ministry, which assured that “there were no national instructions to raise the notes”.

The marks of the specialty tests, as well as those of philosophy and the great oral have not been taken into account in the platform for access to higher education Parcoursup, which has been delivering since the beginning of June its answers to the wishes of candidates. But they count in the average of the baccalaureate, sesame necessary for those who want to continue their studies.

In a joint press release, associations of specialty teachers however considered that this first session of the new baccalaureate in its entirety “confirms” their “fears”, namely that “the baccalaureate, as a national examination whose value is guaranteed by the institution, no longer exists”.

Pending “an overhaul of the reform of high school and the baccalaureate”, this Conference of Specialist Teachers’ Associations – which notably includes the APBG (Association of Biology and Geology Teachers), the APHG (Association history and geography teachers) or the APMEP (mathematics teachers in public education) – wishes to “organize general assemblies of the high school”.

This year, the catch-up races will start the day after the results, Wednesday, and will be held until Friday.

The baccalaureate pass rate has exceeded 80% since 2012. Last year, nearly 94% of candidates passed the exam that gives access to higher education.