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Bac success for 675,600

Nearly nine out of 10 students who sat their baccalauréat exam this year passed, with the 88.3% success rate up 0.4% on 2017. In addition, 47.7% passed with a mention, meaning a pass mark of more than 12 out of 20.

A total of 675,600 passed the bac out of 765,000 who sat the exam with more than half (52%) going for the bac général and 91.1% passing; 20% for the bac technologique and 28% for the bac professionnel.

For collège students, just more than 704,000 passed their exams for the brevet for a 87.1% pass rate (down 1.9%). Girls did better than boys with a 90.7% pass rate against 83.7%.

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