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À quoi ça sert ? Ça veut dire quoi ça ? Pourquoi c'est comme ça ?
What's the point? What does that mean? Why is it like that?
C'est ? C'est qui lui ? Un jour, une question !
Where is it? Who is he? One day, one question!
C'est quoi le bac ?
What is the "bac"?
Le mot bac est l'abréviation de baccalauréat, un examen que passent les élèves à la fin de la classe de terminale.
The word bac is the abbreviation of "baccalauréat", an exam that students take at the end of high school.
C'est un examen qui permet d'obtenir un diplôme.
It's an exam that allows you to graduate.
Et à quoi ça sert de passer le bac ?
And what's the point of obtaining the bac?
En France, depuis le 19e siècle, le bac marque la fin des années collège et lycée.
In France, since the 19th century, the bac marks the end of the secondary and high school years.
Il permet d'ouvrir les portes des études supérieures pour préparer sa future vie professionnelle.
It opens the doors of higher education to prepare for future professional life.
Aujourd'hui il existe trois sortes de bac.
Today there are three kinds of bac.
Il y a le bac général qui débouche sur des études longues, par exemple à l'université.
There is the general bac which leads to lengthy studies, for example at the university.
Et aussi le bac technologique, après lequel on fait plutôt des études courtes.
There is also the technological baccalauréat, after which you generally pursue short studies.
Enfin en passant un bac professionnel on peut apprendre directement un métier.
Finally, with a professional bac you can directly learn a profession.
Pour avoir le bac il faut obtenir une moyenne de 10 sur 20.
To have the bac you must obtain an average grade of 10 out of 20.
Une note de 12 ou plus donne droit à une mention : "Assez bien", "Bien" ou "Très bien".
A grade of 12 or more earns you a distinction: "Pretty good", "Good" or "Very good".
Si on échoue de peu, on a une deuxième chance avec une épreuve de rattrapage à l'oral face à un prof qui pose des questions.
If you fail by a small margin, you have a second chance with an oral re-take exam with a teacher who asks questions.
Du temps de tes grands-parents, c'était plus rare d'avoir le bac.
In the days of your grandparents, it was more rare to obtain the baccalauréat.
Mais aujourd'hui le taux de réussite est très fort : plus de 85 %.
But today the success rate is very high: above 85%.
Certains trouvent même que le bac est devenu trop facile.
Some even find that the bac has become too easy.
Mais c'est sûr, il reste une étape importante.
But surely, it remains an important step.
Maintenant si tu croises un lycéen tout stressé au mois de juin, tu sauras pourquoi.
Now if you meet a stressed high school student in June, you'll know why.
Tu te poses des questions ? Envoie-les nous !
Are you asking yourself questions? Send them to us!
Et nous, on y répond !
We answer them!
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