|The front of the high school, looking up, this was on my right.|
|Looking down from the entrance to the high school, this was on my left.|
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In France, at the end of Junior and Senior year there are exams that are all part of the Baccalauréat, or BAC. So, everything that we learn in class is to pass the BAC, I mean everything, the methods and how to write an essay, how to analyze certain documents. We learn it all so that we can pass the BAC at the end of the year. The BAC is to get into college, if you don't have your BAC or if you bomb it, you have to stay back a year, and retake it. There is not too much you can do after high school if you are French and don't have the BAC. I mean there are many different kinds of BACs, but it is not the same exam for everyone. For the different tracks in general high schools it is S (scientific), ES (economics and social) and L (litterary), and they all have different exams for the BAC.
Some of the exams are the same, for example today I took the BAC de Français (French written language) and it was the same for the S and ES tracks everywhere in France.
|My friend and I in the entrance|
I had to come back to the high school today to take the exam. Plus, it was a four hour exam! I barely finished on time! I was like, of course I'll have more than enough time to read carefully the texts and answer the short question ( a good paragraph or two) and then the essay (six pages!!).
|Two friends and I outside|
I am just glad that it is over and now I have to get to studying for the next exam, it is science this time on Wednesday, at least it is only an hour and a half :)
|downtown...do we have the same signs in the USA?|