Soon several hundreds of thousands of candidates will work on the written exams of the baccalaureate. Created by Napoleon in its modern version, it is a rite of passage for many young people. What if entrepreneurship also had its entrance exam? Maybe it would look like this…
The use of calculators is strictly prohibited
Topic 1. Is entrepreneurship really risky?
Topic 2. Should you work to live or live to work?
Topic 3. Explanation of text: Steve Jobs “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already exposed. There’s no reason not to follow your heart.”
- 1st part: Story composition
Subject 1. The place of the entrepreneur between nationalizations (1930) and labor disputes (1968) in France
Subject 2. The United States, the entrepreneur and the world since 1945 (emphasis on the E intissar
- 2nd part: Realization of a sketch of geography
Scaught 3: Emerging markets to set up
Economics and Social Sciences
How has digitization changed the strategies of companies vis-à-vis international trade?
- First part: Mobilization of knowledge.
- Compare this quotation from Stendhal with Karl Marx’s definition of social classes: “Society being divided into sections, like a bamboo, the great business of a man is to rise to the class superior to his own and all the effort to this class is to prevent it from ascending”.
- Do entrepreneurs change the social structure of a country?
- Second part: Using your knowledge and the documentary file provided, you will show that the wage rate also depends on the outcome of wage negotiations and state intervention. (emphasis on the E intissar)
The use of a calculator IS permitted.
This topic does not require a sheet of graph paper.
When renovating its premises, a company uses a heat gun to strip oil and synthetic paints and varnishes using a blast of hot air (650°C). The stripper bears the following indications: 1700 W, 230 V.
- Specify the meaning of these indications
- Calculate the intensity of the current absorbed by the stripper rounded to 0.1 A.
- Calculate the energy, in Wh, absorbed during 30 minutes of operation.
- The power supply circuit is protected by a 20 A fuse. Five employees continue to work on 200 W computers, connected to the same circuit. Can the devices work at the same time?
First part : Mobilization of knowledge.
- Give the definition of the social responsibility of organizations by the ISO 26000 (2010) standard.
- What are labels for?
Second part : Using your knowledge and the examples you have seen or encountered, you will analyze why the theme of “the transition to the green economy” is bursting into the public space today, the advantages and disadvantages for a entrepreneur.
When I was three and Bailey four, we had arrived in the musty little town, wearing tags on our wrists which instructed–« To Whom It May Concern »–that we were Marguerite and Bailey Johnson Jr., from Long Beach, California, en route to Stamps, Arkansas, c/o Mrs. Annie Henderson.
Our parents had decided to put an end to their calamitous marriage, and Father shipped us home to his mother. A porter had been charged with our welfare–he got off the train the next day in Arizona–and our tickets were pinned to my brother’s inside coat pocket.
I don’t remember much of the trip, but after we reached the segregated southern part of the journey, things must have looked up. Negro passengers, who always traveled with loaded lunch boxes, felt sorry for « the poor little motherless darlings » and plied us with cold fried chicken and potato salad.
Years later I discovered that the United States had been crossed thousands of times by frightened Black children traveling alone to their newly affluent parents in Northern cities, or back to grandmothers in Southern towns when the urban North reneged on its economic promises.
The town reacted to us as its inhabitants had reacted to all things new before our coming. It regarded us a while without curiosity but with caution, and after we were seen to be harmless (and children) it closed in around us, as a real mother embraces a stranger’s child. Warmly, but not too familiarly.
We lived with our grandmother and uncle in the rear of the Store (it was always spoken of with a capital s), which she had owned some twenty-five years.
Early in the century, Momma (we soon stopped calling her Grandmother) sold lunches to the sawmen in the lumberyard (east Stamps) and the seedmen at the cotton gin (west Stamps). Her crisp meat pies and cool lemonade, when joined to her miraculous ability to be in two places at the same time, assured her business success. From being a mobile lunch counter, she set up a stand between the two points of fiscal interest and supplied the workers’ needs for a few years. Then she had the Store built in the heart of the Negro area. Over the years it became the lay center of activities in town. On Saturdays, barbers sat their customers in the shade on the porch of the Store, and troubadours on their ceaseless crawlings through the South leaned across its benches and sang their sad songs of The Brazos while they played juice harps and cigarbox guitars.”
I know why the caged bird sings, Maya Angelou (1969)
1. Translate the following expressions to French :
“Father shipped us home to his mother”
“Our tickets were pinned to my brother’s inside coat pocket
“United States had been crossed”
“It became the lay center of activities”
2. The passage refers to an historical period. Which one ? Justify.
3. “Warmly, but not too familiarly”. Explain in a few sentences what the differences between the two words are.
Candidates will address topics 1 and 2 (at least 150 words for each topic).
Fifteen years later, Maya takes over her Momma’s business and writes leaflets to invite new customers to come. Write the leaflet.
What can stop you from being the entrepreneur that you mean to be ?
Physical education and sport
Continuous control test evaluated in three stages:
- Number of steps counted during the day (average) and runs between two appointments
- Weight lifting of parcels and administrative documents
- Stress management and relaxation exercise