Examen DNB/DNBi HS

Examen DNB / DNBi 2022-2023

What is the Brevet?

The DNB (Diplôme National du Brevet) is the first official credential in the French Curriculum.
It includes both internal and external assessments as well as continuous assessment.

1) Written External Assessment: (300 points)

French: 3 hours (100 points)
Part 1: Dictation and questions based on a text (excerpt from a novel, play, poem) to evaluate student comprehension and mastery of French grammar. (1h 30)
• Part 2: Written work: choice of two subjects on a theme taken from the French literary corpus. (1h 30)

Math: 2 hours (100 points)
Between 6 and 8 exercises based on the math curriculum in grade 9 

History Geography and Civics: 2 hours (50 points) 
• One document-based question (Geography or History°)
• One small essay called “développement construit” (History or Geography°)
• Civics Questions 

* If the document based question is in geography, the “developpement construit” is in History and vice versa

Sciences: 1 hour (50 points) 
Two subjects will be randomly chosen in May among SVT (Bio) SPC (Physics and chemistry) and Technology(Tech and skills)

Part 1: Subject 1
Part 2: Subject 2

2) French Oral Internal Assessment (100 points) 

Length 15 minutes: 5 minutes exposé+ 10 minutes questions: Students will present for 5 minutes a project linked with an interdisciplinary project they have done in class in middle school and then answer the jury’s questions on this project.

3) Continuous Assessment:

Scores for each domain of “the socle commun de compétences” (skills) are awarded by the pedagogical team during the “conseil de classe” based on continuous assessment in each subject.

The Different Domains are:

Domain 1.1: French language: written and spoken
Domain 1.1: Second language
Domain 1.3: Mathematical, scientific, and numerical language
Domain 1.4: Artistic and body language
Domain 2: Learning tools and methods
Domain 3: Citizenship education
Domain 4: Natural and technical systems
Domain 5: Representation of the world and human activity

For each domain the scores are either:

50: Very good
40: Satisfactory
25: Fragile
10: Insufficientô

Mention Internationale

The DNBi Value-Added Proposition:

• A recognition of student bilingualism and biculturalism
• Two oral exams in English and the non-linguistic discipline (Discipline non linguistique – DNL)

1) Oral Exam History Geography: 30 minutes (50 points)

15 minutes preparation time and 10 minutes student’s presentation and interview with the jury

The student must answer a question given by the jury. The question is related to the topics studied during the year in History and Geography. A list of topics will be given to the students before the exam. The student will pick a topic randomly and will have 15 minutes to prepare his/her presentations. The students will be assessed on their skills and knowledge related to a set of questions on topics covered during the year, their abilities to give a structured and pertinent presentation and their ability to speak clearly in English

2) Oral Exam English: 20 minutes (50 points)

All 9th grade students will take an oral exam at the end of the year in order to achieve the international mention for the Brevet (DNB-I). The course and the exam will serve as a validation of the bilingualism and biculturalism of LILA students. The exam is given at the end of May, lasting 20 minutes. The exam, which is a presentation of a portfolio and an interview with the examiner(s) will determine the linguistic capabilities of the candidate. Skills are evaluated regarding level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Points Summary
Diplôme National du Brevet (DNB)
Diplôme National du Brevet Mention Internationale (DNBI)

Socle Commun de Compétences: 400 points

Socle Commun de Compétences: 400 points

1) Written Examinations: 300 points

1) Written Examinations: 300 points

• French: 100 points

 • French: 100 points

• Math: 100 points

• Math: 100 points

• History and Geography: 50 points

• History and Geography: 50 points

• Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology): 50 points

• Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology): 50 points

2) DNB Oral Examination: 100 points

2) DNB Oral Examination: 100 points

TOTAL: 800 points

History Oral Examination: 50 points

 

English Oral Examination: 50 points

 

(In order to have the “international mention” of the DNB,
the minimum of 25/50 is required for both orals)

 
TOTAL: 900 points
  • Scores for each domain of the socle commun de compétences (skills) are awarded by the
    pedagogical team during the conseil de classe based on continuous assessment in each subject.

What about the Result?

To pass the DNB or DNBI, the student must have:

at least a score of 400 points (on the DNB part) 
at least 450 points (on the DNBi part with a minimum of 25/50 in both DNBi orals)

The Student will be Awarded a “Mention” if his/her Score is: 
 

DNB

DNBI

“Assez Bien” Cum Laude

480 points or more

540 points or more

“Bien” Magna Cum Laude

560 points or more

630 points or more

“Très Bien” Summa Cum Laude

640 points or more

720 points or more

How to be Prepared

Two Mock Exams Proctored at LILA:
First Mock Exam:

• Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2:
Written Exams (no regular class during those two days)

• Monday, December 5:
English Oral (student will have to leave class 20 minutes before their oral as the regular schedule will run)

• Tuesday, December 6:
HG Orals ( student will have to leave class 20 minutes before their oral as the regular schedule will run)

Second Mock Exam:

• Thursday, April 6:
English Oral (student will have to leave class 20 minutes before their oral as the regular schedule will run)

• Friday, April 7:
HG Orals (student will have to leave class 20 minutes before their oral as the regular schedule will run)

• Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11:
Written Exams and French Oral (no class during those two days)


Dates of the Final Oral Exams:

All Oral Exams take place at LILA – TBD

 
Dates of the Final Written Exam:

All Written Exams will take place at Le Lycée Français – 10309 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Wednesday, May 31, 2023:
8:00am – 11:15am: French
1:15pm – 3:15pm: Math

Thursday, June 1, 2023:
8:00am – 10:00am: History, Geography, and Civics
11:45am – 12:45pm: Physics, Chemistry,  and Biology and/or Tech and Skills

 

Examen DNB/DNBi HS