Astounding 97.6% success rate for Baccalauréat students in Monaco 

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The results of the first round of the Baccalauréat marks are in for Monaco’s hard-working students, and the results are very impressive.  

The Baccalauréat, commonly known as the Bac, is the diploma awarded to Monegasque and French high school students after a two-year course of study and subsequent exams. The general equivalent to A Levels in the UK, it is essential to pass this course for those considering the university path. 


In all, 98.7% of the students in the Principality who sat the general series Bac at the Lycée Albert Ier and Lycée François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré passed, with 83.2% receiving a special mention from the board.  

In numbers, this means that 62 pupils were given “very good” mentions, including four who received a special congratulations from the jury. Another 114 came away with “good” and 87 more were designated as having done “fairly good”.  

For the technological series at the Lycée Albert Ier and the Lycée Rainier III, 98.1% of the students passed, with 73.1% of the Baccalauréat holders in this series obtaining mentions. In this group, there was one “very good”, 11 “good” and 26 “fairly good” honours.  

In the professional series at the Lycée Rainier III, there was a success rate of 92.9%.


The students have clearly worked hard to achieve such fantastic results. Credit is also due to their teachers who led them along the way.  

Via a press release, the Monaco Government gave credit where due, saying, “These remarkable results are the result of the unfailing commitment of all the staff and the exemplary involvement of the students. They honour the Principality and bear witness, once again, to the excellence of its teaching.” 

Kudos were also handed out to management, non-teaching staff and the Department of National Education, Youth and Sports for their part in making Monaco such an academic success story.  


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