In a letter addressed to teachers, Jean-Michel Blanquer announced last Thursday that the first specialty tests of the new bac would be canceled due to the health context. These exams, which count for a third of the final mark, will be replaced by continuous assessment.
New specialty courses "Will not be evaluated through tests in March but on the basis of the averages of the three term of Terminale of these courses".
In a letter sent Thursday to teachers, Jean-Michel Blanquer formalized the cancellation of the baccalaureate specialty exams, initially scheduled for March, and which account for a third of the final grade. The Minister of National Education announced that they would be replaced by continuous monitoring.
To replace the marks for these exams, the Parcoursup platform "will take into account the averages shown in the reports for the first two terms, as well as the teachers' assessments".
While many actors demanded to take this step, the government finally listened to the concerns of the students and their teachers. "In the words of the students, I heard the concerns expressed in the face of the difficulties of preparing for the tests of the specialty courses" and "in those of the teachers, I was sensitive to the expression of a fatigue experienced in what is experienced as a race against time ”, describes Jean-Michel Blanquer, stressing that this decision takes“ into account the effects of the health crisis ”.
Note that the document sent by the Minister of National Education also mentions the adaptation made to the final exams in philosophy (choice between three subjects instead of two subjects) and French (narrowing of the number of oral texts) .
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