Bac 2024: subjects and answers to the specialty tests on Wednesday June 19 (day 1)

Bac 2024: subjects and answers to the specialty tests on Wednesday June 19 (day 1)
Bac 2024: subjects and answers to the specialty tests on Wednesday June 19 (day 1)

After a long final year, the specialty teaching tests will finally take place this Wednesday and Thursday for candidates for the 2024 baccalaureate. They are spread over two days to allow everyone to pass their two tests and not be called for two tests at the same time. This calendar also allows you to revise at the last minute by practicing on the subject of day 1.

Now placed in June, just after the philosophy baccalaureate, the calendar of specialty tests has been revised after having been tested last year: taking the specialty tests in March demobilized high school students and caused a high rate of absenteeism passed the class councils in May. After a reform, two waves of Covid and a reform correction, this is the first time that the specialty tests will take place in June.

Two specialty tests in two days

Also, since 2021, no more S, ES or L streams: the new bac now requires final year students of the general bac to choose two specialties from around twenty possibilities (Maths, economics, physics, history-geography, SVT, languages, computer science, arts, etc.).

For each specialty a final written test is planned at the end of the final year. The candidates received their invitation by email to find out the sequence of their tests: one this Wednesday June 19, the other Thursday June 20, – see Friday June 21 in rare cases. Two candidates who have chosen the Physics-Chemistry specialty may, for example, not be summoned on the same day and thus have two different subjects.

Discover all the subjects of each specialty on our site. As well as our answers, written by high school teachers teaching in the subject and their comments on the difficulty of the exercises proposed.

General baccalaureate specialty tests

Mathematics (170,963 candidates)

The test lasts from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Here are the topics and corrections:

  • Consult the mathematics subject in our article, with the program: vectors, study of functions, calculation of area…
  • Mathematics subject answer key is available. The teacher who worked on the answer key found the test rather difficult, given the “questions which concerned new parts of the program”.

Economic and social sciences – SES (135,660 candidates)

Dissertation topic: “To what extent do changes in employment weaken the integrating power of work? » Like mathematics, the test lasts from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and we offer you the subject and the answer key:

Physics-chemistry (122,183 candidates)

Thymol blue, flight of an airplane (the astronomical telescope and the Doppler effect), and study of the accelerometer of a smart phone… The test is shorter than maths and SES, it lasts 3.5 hours from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. See the topics and corrections below:

  • Consult the physics-chemistry subject.
  • The answer key to the physics-chemistry test is available. Exercise 1 was very classic on the synthesis of a chemical species which covers a substantial body of associated knowledge and know-how. The other two did not present any major difficulty and concerned the astronomical telescope and the Doppler effect, then the fall of an object without friction, then after friction.

History geography, geopolitics and political sciences – HGGSP (100,304 candidates)

“Societies facing climatic fluctuations from the Middle Ages to the present day”, “Judging mass crimes and genocides since 1945″… The test lasts 4 hours from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Check out the HGGSP thread.
  • The HGGSP answer key is available in our article. The first subject “Societies faced with climatic fluctuations from the Middle Ages to the present day” is a real novelty, while being a subject that carries knowledge and general culture. The second subject is also new: the question of the relationship between history and memories has, until now, not been widely addressed by the various baccalaureate subjects in mainland France. A rare subject, therefore.

Life and earth sciences – SVT (90,052 candidates)

Stress and intestinal transit and the pigments of flowering plants… Candidates have 3.5 hours to work on the subject, the test lasts from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Here is the subject and the answer:

  • Consult the SVT topic.
  • The SVT answer key is available. Our corrective teacher estimated that the subject is a classic subject of synthesis and restitution of knowledge “which allows us to go around the question with regard to the implications of photosynthesis. The dispersal of fruits and the mechanisms of fertilization are at the limit of the subject. »

Humanities, literature and philosophy – HLP (41,717 candidates)

Subject based on Louis Aragon’s poem, The Unfinished Novel (1956): What violence does this poem say? Candidates are asked to think about the subject: “Can we lose our humanity? »

Digital and computer sciences – NSI (18,131 candidates)

Python programming, routing protocols, object-oriented programming… the subject allows you to “escape” by helping a travel agency offer boat cruises, or an organizer of sled dog races.

Visual arts (11,650 candidates)

Part of the subject concerns the relationship between art and sciences: “you will develop a personal, argued and supported statement on the possible relationships between artists and scientists. »

Engineering sciences and physical sciences (5,939 candidates)

Lifting seat, Andromeda Galaxy and curling… a very eclectic mix!

Here are the subjects of the nine biggest specialties offered this Wednesday, June 19 according to the number of candidates. Tomorrow, Thursday June 20, the tests will continue with the same specialties and modern languages ​​in addition (English, Spanish, etc.).

Specialty tests for the technological baccalaureate

The 151,224 candidates for the technological baccalaureate also take a test today, and a second tomorrow.

  • Bac STL: physics-chemistry and mathematics – from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bac STI2D: physics-chemistry and mathematics – from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bac STD2A: analysis and methods in design – from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bac ST2S: human chemistry, biology and physiopathology – from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bac STMG: management, management sciences and digital technology – from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bac STHR: hotel management economy – from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bac S2TMD: culture and choreographic/or musical/or theatrical sciences – from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Coefficient 32 for the final mark in the baccalaureate

Continuous assessment now accounts for 40% of the diploma, and the final exams at the end of the first and final years for 60%. The French baccalaureate in Première: 10%, philosophy: 8% and the grand oral: 10%. The specialties therefore represent a very large part, almost a third, of the exam: 32% of the final mark. A good way to get a mention.

The grades for these specialty tests will be known with the baccalaureate results on Monday, July 8 from noon. Candidates will thus be able to know their overall score and possible mention, as well as the details: philosophy baccalaureate, grand oral, specialties.

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