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Old 07-01-2006, 08:42 AM
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I don't know, but it's not a school: it's the normal way to prepare the ENS exam.
Danielane, this might be a language misunderstanding: in English, a university is also a school (and a college too, for that matter) :) . Having been myself schooled in France, I'm pretty much aware of how the school system works there, and that one can't say in French "je vais à l'école" when one is doing a prépa/prep course, but one can say in English "I go to school" in that case...
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Old 07-01-2006, 08:55 AM
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Laura, the lycée in Fontainebleau was before these last two years at lycée Fenelon. In Fontainebleau, she took her BAC exam, with the much-discussed, much-praised results coming out in the summer 2004, then she went to study at Fenelon to prepare for the ENS exam. I think that makes the sting so much harsher, the fact that she spent the last two years preparing for it. But, as the universal saying goes, nothing worth having is easy to obtain, meaning that everything that is worth having must be earned with hard work: whether it's a loving, lasting relationship or a place at a top school, the principal applies.
Thanks for precising that, CasiraghiTrio. I was aware that Charlotte sat for her bac at Fontainebleau 2 years ago, what I didn't know was whether she was still enrolled in a prep course there or elsewhere. Lycée Fénelon is in Paris 6e, right in the center of the city, quite a nice neighborhood :) . And yes, spending at least 2 years of your life preparing for something and failing it might be quite frustrating, but that's the normal procedure if one wants to get into a French "grande école."
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:18 AM
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A question for our French friends: assuming Char decides to retake the exam next year, would she study "by herself" or would she attend another year of prepa? Would she repeat her second year there? Thanks in advance .

BTW, I doubt she'll retake the exam as, like someone said, she doesn't need the degree for a career in the French public administration, so she might continue at Sorbonne or some other uni...What do you think?
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:37 AM
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But, as the universal saying goes, nothing worth having is easy to obtain, meaning that everything that is worth having must be earned with hard work: whether it's a loving, lasting relationship or a place at a top school, the principal applies.
I loved this part of your post. It is common sense and very true. I wish Charlotte the best with her studies in the future.
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:22 PM
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I near sure that Charlotte wasn't to ENS this years because I go to the school with my friend today for her final result and I don't saw Charlotte in all list.
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:26 PM
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so she might continue at Sorbonne or some other uni...What do you think?
In my opinion going to Sorbonne is the best thing she can do.
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:17 PM
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In my opinion going to Sorbonne is the best thing she can do.
I think too (I'm a Sorbonne student ).
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:27 PM
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I'm sure she has a backup plan, even though she was going for the "gold" with this exam. She fell a little short, but can go on to plan B.
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Old 07-01-2006, 08:56 PM
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Yes, I guess she does seem more inclined to do her "Plan B" as a sophisticated Parisian student than to come study with us crazy Americans! A wise inclination, as I wouldn't want to come to be with us crazy Americans if I could help it either! :p
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:57 AM
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In my opinion it is not much the place (studying in a Ivy League or equivalent American University is certainly a great experience), but the fact that, if I understood correctly, in a France Uni she would start from year 3, because the years at prepa are recognized, while in any other country she should probably start from scratch and "lose" two years...Correct me if I got it wrong
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:03 AM
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you're right. charlotte has many choices: she could do one more year at Fenelon, or going to university in order to take the Normal sup exam.But she has probably took other exams as science po or others, so she must have a lot of things to do.
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:59 AM
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In my opinion it is not much the place (studying in a Ivy League or equivalent American University is certainly a great experience), but the fact that, if I understood correctly, in a France Uni she would start from year 3, because the years at prepa are recognized, while in any other country she should probably start from scratch and "lose" two years...Correct me if I got it wrong
Exactly, But practicalities aside, she does seem to love being in France. I'm sure she likes to visit New York (NewYork is my favorite place to be and I will be getting back there for grad school), but France is her home, after all. Let Andy be the explorer in the family. Charlotte will be perfectly happy reading her philosophy in the Tuileries (sp?).
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:02 AM
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I am first time on this thread. And I'm curious how media were able to get Charlotte's exams results.
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:28 PM
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the media can get ANYTHING!! money money money
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:22 PM
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Not at all kittencrews.

All results from these exams are public in France. They are printed in the media, not just Charlotte's but everyone else's as well.
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:26 PM
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The media did not get her results. They just know if she passed or failed this exam but they don't get her marks I mean .... Nobody will know your marks, it's not on the website, you receive a letter .
All ENS exams results are published on the website of the school. They publish a list with the names of all those who passed their exams. If your name is not on the list, it means that you failed...
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Old 07-04-2006, 08:50 PM
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The media did not get her results. They just know if she passed or failed this exam but they don't get her marks I mean .... Nobody will know your marks, it's not on the website, you receive a letter .
All ENS exams results are published on the website of the school. They publish a list with the names of all those who passed their exams. If your name is not on the list, it means that you failed...
Failed? Or just "did not score high enough"?
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:49 AM
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Failed? Or just "did not score high enough"?
What's the difference? :p
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:48 AM
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What's the difference? :p
She won't go to ENS but she can still study what she wants,so she hasn't failed.
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:55 AM
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Sorry, could anyone remind me what Casiraghi's studing?

Thanks a lot.
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