Generally, the highest grades awarded by French professors are a 14 or 15. Grades of - 25 - 9 or 10 are satisfactory. Students work to pass a course rather than to earn a high grade. French students need an overall average of 10/20 to pass the year. International students may be given a little more flexibility in this area. ISEP-France generally regards an 8 as a passing grade for ISEP students.