What is the OIB?
The OIB (Option Internationale du Baccalauréat) is a variation of the French Baccalaureate. In the international option classes in Première and Terminale, everyone is considered bilingual. The international option gives emphasis to language, literature, civilization, history and geography.
The aim of the OIB is to take into consideration the international dimensions possible in education. The international option is offered to students who are bilingual and bicultural, who master both English and French, both orally and in written expression.
The literature and history/geography examinations replace the normal ones of the standard baccalaureate and have a very high exam coefficient, giving a student who does well the possibility of obtaining a very high score at the baccalaureate exam.
The French authorities consider that a student who is admitted to this program has the obligation to take the OIB exam unless his/her teachers advise differently.
The completion of this option increases the chances of admissions to some of the most prestigious schools and universities in France and abroad, such as Harvard, Cambridge, McGill, Imperial, Kings...