> What is the International Option Baccalaureate?
The CIEP is responsible for the organisation and administration of the annual examinations for the international option of the French baccalaureate, under an agreement with the Delegation for International Relations and Cooperation (of the French Ministry of Education).
The OIB is one of the French 'general' baccalaureates, L (French, Languages or Arts, Philosophy), ES (Economics, Mathematics), and S (Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Earth and Life Sciences), with an additional international option.
What is the International Option Baccalaureate?
To obtain the OIB, candidates must pass specific papers in language, literature and history and geography (for more information, see the BO of 10 January, 2002).
The content of these papers and the relevant syllabus are decided jointly by the education authorities in France and the country concerned (see regulations).
>Where can one prepare the OIB?
There are sections leading to the OIB in Danish, Dutch, English (British and American) German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish (see results for 2005).
This examination may only be prepared in schools with international sections leading to the OIB. More information on ÉduSCOL.
The International Option Baccalaureate must not be confused with the International Baccalaureate, also called the Geneva Baccalaureate. The International Baccalaureate was created by the International Baccalaureate Office of Geneva, and is a foreign diploma which does not give automatic access to higher education in France.
The syllabus for the International Baccalaureate is different from that of the French baccalaureate.