French baccalaureate with international option

French baccalaureate with international option

A bilingual and bicultural curriculum

The French Baccalaureate with International Option (OIB) is an academically-enhanced version of the French baccalaureate. It is a bilingual and bicultural exam taken by less than 1% of French baccalaureate candidates worldwide.

A challenging bilingual exam

The French baccalaureate with international option has three concentrations: Language & Literature (L), Economics and Social Sciences (ES), and Mathematics and Science (S). The curriculum follows that of the French baccalaureate, except in English Literature and History-Geography, which are taught in English and require demanding written and oral examinations in English.

The OIB is not simply an option added to the standard Baccalaureate; the two aforementioned subjects replace their equivalent in the French Baccalaureate and weigh significantly in students’ overall exam results. 

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The French baccalaureate with international option has three concentrations: Language & Literature (L), Economics and Social Sciences (ES), and Mathematics and Science (S). The curriculum follows that of the French baccalaureate, except in English Literature and History-Geography, which are taught in English and require demanding written and oral examinations in English.

The OIB is not simply an option added to the standard Baccalaureate; the two aforementioned subjects replace their equivalent in the French Baccalaureate and weigh significantly in students’ overall exam results. 

OIB Program content and exam format

As an American International Section, the OIB curriculum and exam content is determined by French and US official education organisms. Students are graded based on the marks they obtain in their exams, which are graded out of 20. Exams follow a weighted system: some subjects weigh more than others in students’ overall grades. To pass the OIB, students must obtain a minimum global average of 10/20.

For more information on exam and curriculum content, please consult the Ministry of Education’s official website.

As an American International Section, the OIB curriculum and exam content is determined by French and US official education organisms. Students are graded based on the marks they obtain in their exams, which are graded out of 20. Exams follow a weighted system: some subjects weigh more than others in students’ overall grades. To pass the OIB, students must obtain a minimum global average of 10/20.

For more information on exam and curriculum content, please consult the Ministry of Education’s official website.

Association of Anglophone American International Sections

The Association of American International Sections (Association des Sections Internationales Américaines et Anglophones), or AAMIS, is a nonprofit French Association Loi de 1901 formed in 2010 to support the development of the American Section of the OIB and of the Franco-American Baccalaureate (BFA). Check out our interactive map of AAMIS members all around the world!

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International Baccalaureate

The IB Diploma Program offers a liberal arts international curriculum respected by leading universities across the globe.