The name “European Baccalaureate” belongs solely to the European Schools, which, since their establishment, have had a monopoly over its use in all the official languages of the European Union. It is the only diploma recognised in all the countries of the European Union.
The Baccalaureate exam is taken at the end of year 7 in Secondary.
On passing the exam, the Baccalaureate diploma is awarded, which is recognised by all Member States of the European Union along with a number of other countries.
Pupils can enrol in Universities and Higher Education Institutions of all European Union countries with the same rights as citizens who have pursued their studies to the same level in that country.
The Baccalaureate exam is based on the subjects taught during years 6 and 7. Pupils may participate in these exams providing they have studied a minimum of the final two years of Secondary education.
Pupils must obtain an overall mark of 50% in order to receive the diploma.
All European Schools follow the harmonized programmes , with exception of the LI programme. The harmonised programmes are identical and subject to the same assessment requirements. These programmes are updated and supervised by the Education Inspectors of the member countries in charge of the European Schools.