Preparation for the diplôme National du Brevet

Objectives

  • To prepare the school boys and girls for the three examinations of the Diplôme National du Brevet
  • To help them master the examination’s techniques

The Diplôme National du Brevet constitutes the very first important examination in secondary school. For a successful preparation, training alone is not sufficient.

No matter the examination, the student must process the topic within a given amount of time, without help or document other than the question sheet.

The requirements in French:

The examiner verifies, among others –

  • Command of the language (spelling, grammar…)
  • Re-writing capabilities
  • Ability to produce a text utilising different forms of discourse

The requirements in mathematics:

The examiner verifies, among others –

  • Proper execution of calculations, graphs, geometric forms
  • Comprehension and good reasoning
  • Ability to go from a numerical approach to its graphical representation, and vice-versa

The requirements in history and geography:

The examiner verifies, among others –

  • Knowledge, historical (dates, facts) and geographical (maps)
  • Analysis of documents (texts, images, photographs, tables, graphs)
  • Ability to compose a synthetical text

Advice to progress:

An evaluation and recommendation sheet accompanies the attributed grade:

  • Strong and weak points are highlighted
  • Recommendations relating to knowledge and methodology

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