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07 July 2020 Press release

Baccalaureate (1st group) and BTS 2020 - Excellence maintained under exceptional circumstances

Mr Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, and Ms Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport © Government Communication Department / Manuel Vitali

In the 2020 Baccalaureate (secondary education diploma) examinations, the results obtained by the Principality’s secondary school pupils confirmed the quality of the country’s education system, with an overall pass rate of 99.53% across the general, technology and vocational categories. In addition, 360 out of 427 candidates (84.31%) were awarded honours as follows:

•             83 highest honours

•             144 high honours

•             133 honours

In the general category, 100% of pupils at Lycée Albert I and Lycée François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré passed their examinations, with 244 pupils (86.83%) awarded honours:

•             75 highest honours

•             90 high honours

•             79 honours

In the technology category, 98.15% of pupils from Lycée Albert I and Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School passed their examinations, with 42 pupils (77.78%) awarded honours:

•             1 highest honours

•             22 high honours

•             19 honours

Finally, excellent results were achieved in the vocational category, where the pass rate for the hotel and catering, industry and service options was 98.91%, with 74 pupils (80.43%) awarded honours:

•             7 highest honours

•             32 high honours

•             35 honours

Given the global health crisis, this year’s final secondary school examinations assigned significant weight to continuous assessment and the average marks achieved by pupils during the first two terms of the academic year, in line with decisions taken by the French Republic to address the circumstances.

The excellent results achieved in 2020 demonstrate once again the commitment shown by the entire educational community in the Principality’s secondary schools, both state-run and private schools operating under contract.

The unwavering professionalism and great dedication of both teaching and non-teaching staff were decisive factors in supporting all pupils throughout the school year, and particularly during lockdown.

The Principality’s BTS (vocational further education diploma) students achieved perfect results, with 100% of candidates from Lycée Albert I (BTS Assistant Manager and Management Accounting) and Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School (BTS Hotel and Catering Management) passing their examinations.

The Prince’s Government offers its sincerest congratulations to all those who passed their examinations in 2020 on their incredible performance.

Finally, the Government would like to thank the Department of Education, Youth and Sport for having implemented, throughout this unusual academic year, the measures required to maintain continuity of learning for the Principality’s secondary school pupils and students, and enable them to achieve success.





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