ajourné

18:33 Jul 29, 2007
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French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy / certificates
French term or phrase: ajourné
A baccalaureat certificate.

We have a list of the subjects and marks.

The columns are as follows:

Matière Note/bareme Session Crédits




Résulat d'admission Ajourné


Not really sure what has been deferred (if that is indeed the meaning)
Steve Melling
France
Local time: 21:28


Summary of answers provided
4 +1deferred
Jean-Claude Gouin
3 +1Failed the 200n session - deferred
Sheila Wilson
3 +1Failed or Deferred
Denali
4fail
cchat


  

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56 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
fail


Explanation:
"Ajourné" means that the candidate didn't pass the exam.


cchat
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 191

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neutral  juliebarba: I think that it means they didn't get all the necessary credits from various units to get a 'pass', but that the points can be kept with the aim of making up the credits and passing
1 hr
  -> http://eduscol.education.fr/D0056/bacg.htm : À l'issue des épreuves du premier groupe, si le candidat a obtenu une moyenne inférieure à 8/20, il est ajourné ; s'il a obtenu une moyenne entre 8 et 10, il est autorisé à se présenter au rattrapage.

neutral  Denali: In that case, it means that your scores were "high enough" to be admitted to retake a portion of the exam later on. Until then, you have not failed "yet". If you happen to "pass" the "rattrapage" (this additional exam) then you passed successfully.
3 hrs
  -> for the baccalaureat, you don't get a written document until you have taken the 'rattrapage'. So when it says ajourné on the written document, it means you didn't pass.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
deferred


Explanation:
I don't think that it means "failed".

Jean-Claude Gouin
Canada
Local time: 15:28
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 28

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agree  Caroline Vignard (X)
12 hrs
  -> Merci Caroline ...
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Failed or Deferred


Explanation:
Larousse def. of "Ajourné": un candidat à un examen renvoyé à une session d'examen ultérieure.
Petit Robert: un candidat renvoyé à une session d'examen ultérieure. refusé, recalé, retorqué.
Inventerm: adjourned
This expression means indeed that the candidate failed at this particular exam. However, the French have specific words for "failed", which were not used in this particular sentence.
In that case, it could just be to indicate that the candidate will need to take another exam at a later date.


Denali
Local time: 15:28
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Native speaker of: French

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  laenai: It depends when the document dates from. If it is this year it is more than likely that he failed his exams and will have to do retakes.
33 mins

neutral  cchat: see note and website above
10 hrs
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15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Failed the 200n session - deferred


Explanation:
I think this could be where the student has already passed some Bac subjects in Première (last but one year), then did the others in Terminale (the last year). This is quite common, especially for the French exam.

So, s/he hasn't passed the Bac this year, and is not entitled to do the Rattrapage as the mark was too low, BUT the marks for the subjects that have already been passed still count for another year so s/he does not need to retake these subjects.

However, if s/he fails next year it's back to square one in all subjects - most give up at that stage!

Sheila Wilson
Spain
Local time: 20:28
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 107

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agree  daruuntje (X)
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