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At the end of group 8, the last year of primary education, pupils choose a further education in secondary education on the basis of a school recommendation, personal preference and in many cases a nationally standardized test. Pupils have two options: general secondary education (HAVO or VWO) or vocational secondary education (VMBO). Secondary education is intended for children aged 12 to 16, 17 or 18 years. General secondary education lasts 5 or 6 years.

Pupils can choose from two types of education, both of which start with a lower secondary education. The regular lessons can be given together with the IB MYP when students at their day school also work with the IB system. The lower years last 2 or 3 school years, depending on the type of secondary education. At World Wide Juf, students receive advice at the end of the second year about which direction they can best follow.


At World Wide Juf, our students follow the first two or three years of secondary education as standard. After 2 years of VMBO, or 3 years of HAVO or VWO, together with the parents and the student, we look at which exit profile best suits the student.

There are various options for ultimately graduating: IB, CNaVT, NT2 or State Exam.

The Dutch education system consists of 4, 5 or 6 years of secondary education, depending on the type of school. After primary school, from the age of about 12, pupils go to secondary education.


During the lessons, the students from year 1 - 2- 3 work with the Talent method. The students from year 4 - 5 - 6 work with the New Dutch method. Both methods offer education at all levels. We work with and on (personal) learning goals, which are discussed twice a year with the parents and students.





Pupils who want to take the IB (International Baccalaureate) exam are assigned a tutor at the start of secondary education MYP (Middle Year Program) or after third grade of secondary education DP (Diploma Programme). Dutch A in the DP: If your child attends an IB World School that supports Dutch A on an SSST basis, your child can choose Dutch A: Literature SL in the Diploma Programme. Our teachers provide the necessary support, materials, maintain close contacts with the IB World School and provide (online) assessment of the components of the curriculum.

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The outflow options are examined with the parents and students in order to choose the best outflow profile that meets the wishes of the student.


For students who want to complete their Dutch program with a recognized diploma, but do not opt for IB Dutch A, the Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language with profile Educational Start Skills (STRT) is a good alternative. This CNAVT exam - at level B2 - is recognized by almost all HBO schools. Level C1 is used at almost all universities and colleges in the Netherlands and Flanders.

WWJ offers targeted exam training by experienced teachers. The CNaVT exam takes place in the first two weeks of May and can be taken anywhere in the world at a recognized exam institution, including at our office in The Hague or Barcelona.

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The NT2 exams are held almost weekly at five different locations in the Netherlands, namely Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Rijswijk and Zwolle. The NT2 exam can also be taken in parts (partial certificates). For example, first reading and listening and after a few months speaking and writing.


The NT2 I exam gives access to courses or activities at MBO level. Secondary school students who have completed class 3 of VMBO can choose to take the NT2 I exam.


The NT2 II exam gives access to courses and positions at HBO and university level. Secondary school students who have completed class 3 havo or 3 vwo can also choose to continue and take the NT2 II exam.

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