Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

"Is art less important than science?": Bac season has started

Share this article

08:53 CEST+02:00

 

Thousands of French teenagers plunged into exam season on Thursday, as they sat their first Baccalauréat test. As always, the dreaded philosophy exam kicked off the season.

 

 

The Baccalauréat, known as the Bac, is taken by most 18-year olds at the end of their time at high school. For a large number, philosophy is a compulsory part of their studies.

 

Questions this year included "is freedom threatened by equality", "is it possible to prove a scientific theory?" and "does culture spoil people?"

 

The 328,467 candidates sitting the traditional first day philosophy exam had four hours to answer one question. Of this year's candidates the youngest is 12 and the oldest is 71.

 

Deprived of computers and phones throughout, many jumped onto Twitter and Facebook afterwards to share their pain. 

 

"It's over. No more philosophy in my life ever again" wrote Clementine. "At last, I can burn all my philosophy books" said CloLC. Some took a philosophical tone themselves. "Sénèque, I beg you to ask Jesus to give me the top mark" wrote Charlotte. For others, like Melolotte, it was straight onto thinking about the next stage, "philosophy is over, history tomorrow."

 

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement