SECONDARY EDUCATION

Watching Online Lesson

SECONDARY EDUCATION

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 12, students go to secondary school. Secondary education consists of VMBO, HAVO and VWO and prepares students for MBO or higher (professional) education.

The Netherlands has 4 different types of secondary education:

  • Practical education for young people who have difficulty obtaining a diploma for secondary education. The practical training prepares students to join the workforce and lasts for 6 years. 

  • Secondary vocational education (VMBO) prepares students for MBO and HAVO. VMBO lasts for 4 years. 

  • Higher general secondary education (HAVO) prepares students for higher professional education (HBO). The HAVO lasts for 5 years.

  • Preparatory scientific education (VWO) prepares students for education at a university. There are 2 types of pre-university education: Atheneum and Gymnasium.

CHOICE OF EDUCATION

At the end of group 8 (6thgrade), the final year of primary education, students choose a direction in secondary education following school recommendation, their own preferences and in many cases a national test. Secondary education is intended for children of the age 12 through 16, 17 or 18. General secondary education takes 5 or 6 years and is compulsory for students up to the age of 16. Students have two options: general secondary education (HAVO or VWO) or vocational secondary education (VMBO). Students can choose from these two types of educational paths. These educational paths take 2 or 3 school years, depending on the type of secondary education. In most schools, students receive advice at the end of the second year about which direction they can best follow.

Student Reading Textbook
Distance Learning

GENERAL SECONDARY EDUCATION

SECONDARY EDUCATION YEAR 1

In the first year of secondary education we offer three levels:

  • theoretical learning-havo

  • havo-vwo

  • vwo


SECONDARY EDUCATION YEAR 2

In the second year of secondary education we offer three levels:

  • theoretische leerweg-havo

  • havo-vwo

  • vwo

SECONDARY EDUCATION YEAR 3+From the third year, an educational direction will be chosen.
We offer three levels:

  • theoretische leerweg-havo

  • havo

  • vwo

LESINHOUD

Tijdens de lessen werken we met de methode Nieuw Nederlands, die onderwijs biedt voor de niveaus vmbo, havo en vwo.

Nieuw Nederlands is als volgt ingedeeld: lezen, schrijven, kijken en luisteren, spreken en gesprekken, woordenschat, grammatica, formuleren en spelling.

CHOICE OF EDUCATION

At the end of group 8 (6thgrade), the final year of primary education, students choose a direction in secondary education following school recommendation, their own preferences and in many cases a national test. Secondary education is intended for children of the age 12 through 16, 17 or 18. General secondary education takes 5 or 6 years and is compulsory for students up to the age of 16. Students have two options: general secondary education (HAVO or VWO) or vocational secondary education (VMBO). Students can choose from these two types of educational paths. These educational paths take 2 or 3 school years, depending on the type of secondary education. In most schools, students receive advice at the end of the second year about which direction they can best follow.

Student on a Break
Home schooling

GENERAL SECONDARY EDUCATION

SECONDARY EDUCATION YEAR 1

In the first year of secondary education we offer three levels:

  • theoretical learning-havo

  • havo-vwo

  • vwo


SECONDARY EDUCATION YEAR 2

In the second year of secondary education we offer three levels:

  • theoretische leerweg-havo

  • havo-vwo

  • vwo

SECONDARY EDUCATION YEAR 3+From the third year, an educational direction will be chosen.
We offer three levels:

  • theoretische leerweg-havo

  • havo

  • vwo