The subjects of the French baccalaureate have just fallen. After philosophy for the final year, first year students focus for four hours this Thursday, June 16 on the French test. In all, 542,821 students enrolled in the general and technological section are concerned by the passage of the anticipated written examinations of the baccalaureate.
The subject of study this year is “The novel and the narrative from the Middle Ages to the 21st century”. General stream students have the choice between a text commentary by Sylvie Germain and a dissertation on “Poetry from the 19th century to the 21st century”.
No impact of the heat wave
First technology students also tackle the theme of the novel, commenting on a text by Émile Zola. The object of study for the contraction of text (with Rabelais, La Bruyère and Olympe de Gouges) concerns, for its part, “The literature of ideas from the 16th to the 18th century”.
Despite the heat wave, the bac exams have been maintained for this 2022 edition. “We are completely vigilant,” declared the Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye, after a visit to a Parisian high school for the baccalaureate exams. “For the moment, we have no worrying reports, and therefore the tests will take place according to the methods and times which have been planned”, he added.
Tomorrow, the 186,000 high school students enrolled in vocational streams will continue the tests. For final year students in the general stream, the big oral will start from Monday.