There's no more bac!
»Exclaim in chorus Louise and Marin, 17 years old.
In these February holidays, studious despite the cancellation of the specialty tests decided at the end of January by the Minister of Education, the two high school students are graduating from a course on the summary note, the flagship exercise of business school competitions, but which is not taught in high school.
They are getting ready to go to lunch, before a studious afternoon.
Disturbed by the Covid, the funny baccalaureate revisions
In its premises a stone's throw from Saint-Lazare station, the Cours Legendre school support organization delivers tailor-made internship packages.
Prices range from 289 to 769 euros per week to revise one to three specialty subjects of the baccalaureate, and between 629 and 1,298 euros to prepare for post-baccalaureate competitions, over one or two weeks.
"It's even more blurry!"
The pupils work in small masked groups, not exceeding ten, distributed in different rooms.
"Me, the bac, I am already pretty sure to have it with the average of my marks", calculates Marin with a smile, rather reassured.
For her part, Louise is less so and frowns: "With the high school reform, it was already not very clear, but there with the continuous monitoring reinforced because of the Covid, it is even more vague!
»She sums up.
Particularly worried about whether their 2021 edition of the baccalaureate "will be worth something", the two comrades entrust doing this internship to prepare for "the after".
Cancellation of the written exams: "There will be zero pride in having this bac", deplore the high school students
A very different situation from that of Léa, a lower floor, for whom everything is still happening now.
Along with two other young girls, she takes math and physics lessons.
Leaning over her notebooks, the young girl scribbles equations.
For her, this internship is essential to hope to improve her average.
“I'm a little worried because there isn't a lot of time left and my level is not sufficient,” says Léa, explaining that she has trouble juggling face-to-face lessons every other day and homework on rest of the time.
The anguish of the great oral
“Sometimes teachers don't realize the workload independently, and they don't always answer our questions by email very quickly,” she regrets.
“Everything will be decided now, as soon as we return from vacation,” also believes Caroline, 17, who is coming out of an English class and is preparing to take her break.
“The bac, I don't feel it at all!
»Says Victor, a tall young man of 17, with a burst of laughter.
“We don't really know what the remaining tests will look like, especially the grand oral.
We are not at all prepared for it in class, whereas it is a large coefficient, ”he points out.
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However, he is not a bad student, and even aims for a preparatory science class.
"That's why my parents registered me for this revision course," he explains.
They want to ensure that he keeps "a good general level".
Because abstaining from passing the bac does not prevent you from preparing well for the future.