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    Hi,

    I need some advice for my son please, he will be 16yrs old in january. We have lived in France for 2yrs so he has not taken any GCSE's. He passed his Brevet and is now in his 1st of 3yrs preparing to take the BAC.

    Unfortunately we now have to return to England and as this will not be till april next year we would like some advice on how to proceed with his education. I have looked for schools in the uk that do the BAC but they are all to far away.

    He would like to attend college in Sept. but so far the research i have done shows he will need 4 GCSE's to get in????

    Is the Brevet recognised by colleges?

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    I'm sure that if you explain the situation most colleges will understand. It might be advisable to try looking for a college that does the International Baccalaureate, which I'm guessing will be closer to what he's used to (though I don't pretend to have any knowledge of the French education system)
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    Hi,

    We are going to be living in manchester and i have checked the list of schools that do the BAC and they are mostly down south or to far for my son to also stay living at home.

    I have contacted one college but they are now still looking into it 3wks on, i have so much to do and prepare for our return that i am getting stressed not knowing if he will be ok or not. I will just have to be patient!

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    My son has just informed me that he does not want to continue with the BAC but do A levels, so its all about what he needs to get into a college really?
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    Shame he doesn't want to do the Bac, it's highly regarded ( certainly the BAC S ) and gives you ( or him ) good technical and scientific know-how. Although languages and literature aren't very well taught.

    Anyhow, best of luck!
 
 
 
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