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Sunday, March 14, 2010

BACs and Lycée

Dear readers,

This week I will be talking breifly about Lycée and BACs.

I will start with the differences between Lycée and Collège. To start off with, in lycée you have a lot more freedom. During study hours, you are not made to sit in a room. Instead, you are free to spend time with your friends either around the school campus or around the town. This freedom is to be respected though. The CPE's (heads of the vie scolaire) will take it away from you if you go even slightly out of line when around the town. It's precious so take care of it!

Lycée does however require a lot more work and a lot of important choices. When moving into lycée, you have two choices. You can do a lycée générale course, which will bring you onto a BAC L, BAC S, BAC STG, BAC ES etc. Your BAC is the last exam you will do in lycée before going onto university if you choose to do so, so your BAC goes on your CV when applying for a job. On the other hand, you can opt for the lycée professionelle course which is basically business studies or training to go into catering etc. If you are planning on going onto university, it is not advised to choose this route, and also, when you come to apply for a job that requires a BAC other than the BAC Professionelle, you stand a much lower chance of getting that job. However, this is an advised BAC if you plan on entering the field of catering; on the other hand, it is not advised if you think you might change your mind later on, as it is virtually impossible to pass from lycée professionelle into lycée général once you have passed into 1ère. BACs are confusing, do not worry. It can take a while to get your head around them. For more information, go to

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