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WHAT IS THE BREVET ? Final exam in grade 9 th French National exam WHAT IS THE BREVET ? Final exam in grade 9 th French National exam Three parts : Continuing assessment (220 points ) during the school year An oral exam on Art history (40 points) Final written exam Three topics : French, Math, and History / Geography 120 points 190 points out of 380 are required to pass the exam

CONTINUING ASSESSMENT / FINAL EXAM Continuing assessment : Annual average on all subjects except CONTINUING ASSESSMENT / FINAL EXAM Continuing assessment : Annual average on all subjects except History and Geography but including the “note de Vie Scolaire” Final exam in June : French (3 hours) - 40 points “Dictée” (Spelling) Questions on a text “Rédaction” (essay) History and geography (2 hours) – 40 points Questions about civic education Questions on documents Questions on historical and geographical benchmarks Mathematics (2 hours) – 40 points Algebra equations Geometry Problem solving

ART HISTORY EXAM Oral exam 15 minutes maximum Exam is in May A jury ART HISTORY EXAM Oral exam 15 minutes maximum Exam is in May A jury committee questions the students (alone or with a partner) regarding specific topics (i. e. Guernica by Picasso) covered in class throughout the school year Students make their own list of topics they want to be questioned on (5 artistic works) Interdisciplinary project Mrs. Experton, fine arts teacher, can be contacted for specific details

PASSING THE BREVET / HONORS An average of 190 points out of 380 to PASSING THE BREVET / HONORS An average of 190 points out of 380 to pass the exam Honors : ≥ 228 points : mention assez bien ≥ 266 points : mention bien ≥ 304 points : mention très bien

BREVET SCHEDULE Mock exam : March 27 th and 28 th 2014 Oral of BREVET SCHEDULE Mock exam : March 27 th and 28 th 2014 Oral of art history : Students will receive a notice with the day and the hour of their oral May 12 th, 13 th and 14 th Classes will take place as usual Final exam (pending confirmation) June 10 th and 11 th Results : June 24 th Diploma Ceremony : November 2014

How is your child prepared for the exam? Throughout the school year teachers in How is your child prepared for the exam? Throughout the school year teachers in Math, French and History/Geography teach the skills and the knowledge the students need for the exam. They also give examples of documents or questions that could be on the exam and have them practice them. A few days before the final exam we organize training sessions : each class has 4 hours on each topic to review the main ideas and the methodology. There is not an “Art History” class. The content required for the exam is taught during the school year by the History, French, Foreign languages, Fine arts, sometimes also the Sciences teachers. The student will be instructed on materials available on the website to help prepare the Art History part of the exam: http: //www. rochambeau. org/secondaire/depts/hda/index_hda. html

How can you best help your child? By checking regularly his/her homework. To be How can you best help your child? By checking regularly his/her homework. To be well prepared students should not wait the end of the school year to learn or review their lessons. By being supportive. At the end of the school year the stress can increase a lot! You can buy “Annales”, books that are study guides for the exam You can encourage your child to review the previous years’ tests on our website: http: //www. rochambeau. org/enseignement/examens/indexexamens. html