Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire General

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SolangeC

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USA - English
We have a reply to a post on this term, but no real answer. Can anyone give a good explanation of "Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire General"? I am doing a translation of transcripts from Benin. My closest equivalent would be "high school degree". Any other suggestions? Thanks!
 
  • Gutenberg

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    français international
    - Lycée = High School : Baccalauréat = High School Graduation
    - Fac 1er cycle = Undergrate Studies DEUG, DUT = Associate's Degree
    - Fac 2e cycle = Under Graduate Studies Licence, Maîtrise = Bachelor's Degree
    - Fac 3e cycle = Graduate Studies : DEA, DESS = Master's Degree
    - Fac Doctorat = Post Graduate Studies : Doctorat = Ph.D.
    - Post Doctorat = Post Doctorat


    This might also help you
    http://www.cyberfac-emploi.univ-nancy2.fr/PartirEtranger/USA/USADiplomes.htm
     
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    Gutenberg

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    français international
    En France, at 15 or 16 the more academic children go to the "lycée" to prepare for the "baccalauréat" (commonly called the bac). Less academically inclined students attend a vocational/technical school or get practical training.
    The bac is the high school diploma taken at 18 or 19 which guarantees entry into university.
     

    wildan1

    Moderando ma non troppo (French-English, CC Mod)
    English - USA
    The bac is the high school diploma taken at 18 or 19 which guarantees entry into university.
    I always thought the French baccalauréat was in fact a university-issued diploma, which is why it guaranteed entrance into a university.

    The US high school diploma is a school finishing certificate; it does not guarantee university entrance but is simply one of several requirements for application to university study.
     

    baker589

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    English - England
    It's the same with the English A-levels, although they are issued by exam boards, not the school itself.
    Lycée = sixth form in BE and a highschool diploma equates to A-levels (which are done in individual subjects, rather than one big qualification), the rest is pretty much the same, except in England I think we are undergradutates for 3 years, although this depends on the course.
     
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    SolangeC

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    USA - English
    We have GED (general equivalance degree) for those who do not complete high school (dropping out or homeschooling); that is acceptable for university entrance as well. Is there such an equivalent if the French system?
     

    Moon Palace

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    French
    I always thought the French baccalauréat was in fact a university-issued diploma, which is why it guaranteed entrance into a university.
    Well, to be accurate, the baccalauréat is neither really delivered by the school nor by university: sheets are corrected by high school teachers, but the jury of teachers is presided over by a university teacher. A happy medium? ;)
     

    Already-Seen

    Senior Member
    US
    French - France
    Voici un petit rappel de correspondance entre le cursus français et le cursus américain :
    - Lycée = High School : Baccalauréat = High School Graduation
    - Fac 1er cycle = Undergrate Studies DEUG, DUT = Associate's Degree
    - Fac 2e cycle = Under Graduate Studies Licence, Maîtrise = Bachelor's Degree
    - Fac 3e cycle = Graduate Studies : DEA, DESS = Master's Degree
    - Fac Doctorat = Post Graduate Studies : Doctorat = Ph.D.
    - Post Doctorat = Post Doctorat
    Didn't the LMD reform changed that to License - Master - Doctorat (See La liste des diplômes en France - liste non-exhaustive)?
     
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