This qualification attests to the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of Middle school.
Its achievement is not a prerequisite for access to High school.
The DNB and its preparation (2 mock DNB in 3ème) are intended to enable students to take real exams.
Students with special educational needs who benefit from adjustments during school time can obtain them for the DNB tests. The request must be made at the time of registration for the exam. The measures for accommodating the tests are decided by the Académie de Strasbourg.
The overall DNB mark is obtained from :
1. Proficiency in the competencies of the Common Curriculum , graded out of 400 points :
Each of the 8 components of the Curriculum is assessed by all the teachers of the 3ème class during the 3rd trimester, with the following grading scale :
- Insufficient proficiency (10 points)
- Weak proficiency (25 points)
- Satisfactory proficiency (40 points)
- Very good proficiency (50 points)
2. The results of the 5 exam tests marked out of a total of 400 points :
- French – written test – 3h – 100 points – Literary text comprehension, grammar, dictation and writing.
- Mathematics– written test – 2h – 100 points.
- History, geography and EMC – written test – 2h – 50 points.
- Science – 2 subjects communicated in the last trimester – written test – 1h – 50 points.
- Oral – Presentation of a project as part of an educational journey, history of the arts… followed by an interview with the jury – 15 min (including 5 min presentation) individually or 25 min (including 10 min presentation) collectively – 100 points.
3. A bonus for a lesson that is considered additional for the purposes of the exam (ELCE or Slovak) :
- 10 points if cycle learning objectives are met
- 20 points if the learning objectives of the cycle are exceeded
The student is passed if he/she accumulates at least 400 points out of the 800.
The student is eligible for a distinction according to the number of points obtained :
- “Assez Bien” (Quite Good) : more than 480 points
- “Bien” (Good) : more than 560 points
- “Très Bien” (Very Good) : more than 640 points
Examination dates for 2022 session :
- Tuesday, May 24 – Oral
- Tuesday, June 14 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – French / 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Mathematics
- Wednesday, June 15 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – History-geography-EMC / 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Science