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Re: Baccalauréat Général and Diplome National du Brevet equivalents in the UK

Yes but this poor chap is struggling to convince people that the Bac is worth more than GCSEs which are the examination done two years before A levels....


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Re: Baccalauréat Général and Diplome National du Brevet equivalents in the UK

Hello again,

Problem solved. I finally received feedback from a company about my qualifications. It turns out it's because of the English that we study for the Bac as it isn't equivalent to GCSE's, it's a lower level again. Therefore I must take a GCSE in English or an equivalent for my applications to be accepted. Otherwise they do recognise that it's equivalent to A-Levels.

Thank you all for your help!
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Re: Baccalauréat Général and Diplome National du Brevet equivalents in the UK

So pleased to hear that you have found a company that is happy to help you achieve your goal. Well done.

Thanks also for letting us know how you have got on.

Good luck.

Sue

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Re: Baccalauréat Général and Diplome National du Brevet equivalents in the UK

Good news, Will.
I was going to add that many independent schools in the UK teach International Baccalaureat syllabus instead of A level, so if this is the same thing, it must be recognised.

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Re: Baccalauréat Général and Diplome National du Brevet equivalents in the UK

 WillHR94 wrote:
Hello again, Problem solved. I finally received feedback from a company about my qualifications. It turns out it's because of the English that we study for the Bac as it isn't equivalent to GCSE's, it's a lower level again. Therefore I must take a GCSE in English or an equivalent for my applications to be accepted. Otherwise they do recognise that it's equivalent to A-Levels. Thank you all for your help!

That makes sense and as already said above thanks for bothering to give us the information and feedback Smile [:)]

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
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Re: Baccalauréat Général and Diplome National du Brevet equivalents in the UK

HI Will, Glad to read you have got something sorted out. I would add my thanks to the others above for coming back to let us know how you got on. A rare event these days, unfortunately.
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Re: Baccalauréat Général and Diplome National du Brevet equivalents in the UK

Hello everyone,

It's the least I could do seeing as you all helped a lot. It also means if anyone else in the same situation has problems they could (hopefully) find the answers they need.

Patf, as for the International Baccalaureate, the French Bac isn't similar at all. In fact they're complete different qualifications therefore companies can't compare my Bac with the International Bac. Doesn't make sense <img src="/forums/completefrance/cs/images/emotions/blink.gif" alt="Blink [blink]" />

Regards,

Will
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