More and more difficult to understand. The terms of the Baccalaureate, in particular the continuous assessment, have (again) changed.
The new measures were adopted this summer. Passed unnoticed, they were re-specified with the Parisian this November 22.
Currently, the final mark of the Bac consists of 60% final exams and 40% continuous assessment. The final exams include the oral and written French, the grand oral, the written philosophy, and the writings of two specialty courses chosen in Terminale. The continuous assessment, meanwhile, is made up of the averages obtained in Terminale class and – to a lesser extent – in Première class.
The only thing is: not all the marks will be counted in the continuous assessment. The General Directorate of School Education (DGESCO) told our colleagues that the subjects already assessed in the “final exam” would not be taken into account in the continuous assessment. This will therefore only be made up of averages in history and geography, modern languages, physical education and sports, specialty education abandoned after the first year, and scientific education for the general stream and mathematics. for the technological sector.
Controls chosen by teachers
Second subtlety: within all these subjects, several evaluations will not be retained. It will be up to the teachers to choose which controls will be counted for the Bac mark. The DGESCO ensures that the pupils will be warned in advance.
This measure is particularly criticized by the unions. Many, like the Snes-FSU, castigate a “local Bac”, which would not have the same value depending on the establishment (some are known to rate more severely).
Already this summer, when joint assessments were abolished in favor of continuous monitoring, the unions stepped up to the plate. In addition to the disparities between high schools, continuous monitoring causes “an increase in the workload, pressure from families on teachers, a distortion of our professions (editor’s note: National Education staff) and an increase in inequalities between students », Denounced at the time the SNES-FSU and the snalc in a joint statement.