Concours général

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In France, the Concours Général is the most prestigious academic competition held every year between students of Première (11th grade) and Terminale (12th and final grade) in almost all subjects taught in both general, technological and professional high schools. Exams usually take place in March, and their results are known in June or July. Students who show great ability in one field are selected to participate by their teachers and their school principal. Most of the time, no more than one student per high school is allowed to participate in the competition, which requires strong knowledge of college level topics. In the humanities and social sciences, the exams involve one or more essays and last 6 hours. In the sciences, the exams last almost as long and are problem-based. In a given subject, up to 18 awards can be given: up to 3 Prizes. A student winning a prize takes part in a ceremony held in the main amphitheatre of the Sorbonne University, where he or she is given the diploma and congratulated by the Minister of Education and members of the government. up to 5 Accessits up to 10 Regional awardsA student who wins any of the above is called a "lauréat du Concours Général". In Mathematics, the "Lauréat" is invited to a series of conferences at the Institute Poincaré and is usually selected to attend the Clay Institute summer school of science.
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Charles Baudelaire

19th century French poet, essayist and art critic,

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Les Fleurs du mal

volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire
illustrator: Carlos Schwabe

1857

Les Paradis artificiels

1860 book about the state of being under the influence of hashish and opium

author: Charles Baudelaire

1860

Le Spleen de Paris

collection of prose poems by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

1869

Le Peintre de la vie moderne

essay collection by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

1863

Le Serpent qui danse

poem written by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

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Alfred de Musset

French writer

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Jean Giraudoux

French novelist, essayist, diplomat and playwright

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Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

French literary critic

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Abel Bonnard

French writer, poet and politician

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