Just over 703,300 middle school students were admitted to the patent in 2019, a success rate of 86.5%, down 0.6 points from the previous year, according to preliminary results released Friday by the Education national. In detail, 20.5% of the candidates obtained the mention very well, 21.1% the mention well, 21.8% quite well and 23.1% were received without mention.
The general series, which covers 90% of registrants, has the highest success rate, with 87.8% of graduates, down 0.2 point from 2018. In the professional series, 73, 2% took the exam, a rate down 4.9 points.
The higher success rate for girls
This year again, the success rate for girls (90.2%) is higher than that for boys (82.9%), a difference of 7 points, the ministry notes. An unprecedented heat wave in late June in France had pushed the government to shift the tests of this review a few days. In addition, Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer had mentioned early June patent reform for June 2021.
The patent, whose ancestor (the BEPC) was created in 1947, is a diploma that attests to the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of college, at the end of the third year, according to the title of the Ministry of Education. 'Education. Passed by adolescents who are mostly 14 or 15 years old, it is therefore shortly before the end of compulsory schooling (16 years in France).