Two years later he passed the examination for the "baccalaureat es sciences" enabling him to become candidate for the Ecole normale.
As an alternative to the second cycle, which normally ends in the examination for the baccalaureat, there is a shorter course, mainly founded on modern languages or applied science and ending in a public examination without the baccalaureat.
The baccalaureat, however, has been condemned by the next minister, M.
in certain honours Table I.-Prussia: Abiturienten Examen Table Ii.-France: Baccalaureat Table Iii.
He went through his course of theological studies with great distinction, defeating Bossuet at the Baccalaureat in theology.