After completing primary school, pupils move on to one of three types of secondary education: pre-vocational secondary education (VMBO), senior general secondary education (HAVO) or pre-university education (VWO). Secondary education prepares pupils for secondary vocational education (MBO), higher professional education (HBO) or university education. In the lower years of secondary school, pupils follow a broad curriculum. Pupils in the upper years of HAVO and VWO choose one of four subject combinations. Pupils in the upper years of VMBO-T choose one of four sectors, while those in other VMBO programmes choose one profile from a total of 10.
No national exams this year
24-03-2020 | 11:12
All national exams for this school year have been cancelled, education minister Arie Slob has decided in consultation with the ...
Coronavirus crisis calls for different methods of teaching
13-03-2020 | 22:49
Health is the government’s top priority when it comes to children, young people, teachers and support staff. The National ...
More balanced internationalisation in higher education
06-09-2019 | 15:00
Students from other countries help to enhance Dutch research, the economy and the job market. While internationalisation in ...