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1. the university degree of Bachelor or Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.
2. an internationally recognized programme of study, comprising different subjects, offered as an alternative to a course of A levels in Britain
3. US a farewell sermon delivered at the commencement ceremonies in many colleges and universities
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in many countries, the first academic degree. In the medieval universities of Western Europe, it was granted to students upon completion of the first stage of education. In Russia at one time, teachers in ecclesiastic schools were called baccalaureates; at the end of the 18th century, graduates of the Teachers’ Institute of Moscow University received this degree. The baccalaureate, within contemporary systems of academic titles and degrees of many foreign countries, including Great Britain and the USA, is granted to graduates of universities and other higher educational institutions after they have passed special examinations, and sometimes, upon defense of a dissertation abstract. As a rule, the baccalaureate is equivalent to the diploma received by graduates of four-year Soviet higher educational institutions upon passing state examinations. In France, since 1808, the baccalaureate certifies completion of secondary education and gives the right to university admission.

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Students wishing to continue their studies in university after completing high school must first pass the Baccalaureate.
Everyone in Mamou is congratulating them, and we are praying to God that Fatoumata gets her baccalaureate," said the relative, expressing the hope that the baby is named Espoir, "Hope" in French.
Alun Macer-Wright achieved an A* in English Language, A* in History, A* Welsh Baccalaureate and a B in Geography, and is off to City University London to study Journalism.
Algerian media recently announced that the topics of history and geography exams were leaked on the fourth day of baccalaureate exams.
In recent years, an increasing number of community colleges have stepped in to fill that void by developing four-year baccalaureate programs.
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Upton Hall School FCJ in Upton was third, with a 98% GCSE and an 84% English Baccalaureate pass rate.
Some 133, 250 candidates will sit the baccalaureate exam next June 3,4,5,8,9 and 10; results will be announced on June 20.
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