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.
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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 ...
Greater scope for specialist secondary school teachers to teach at primary schools
04-12-2015 | 17:32
Teachers with a secondary school teaching qualification will also be able to teach their specialist subject at primary school. ...
Distinction for top achievers at secondary school
12-06-2015 | 18:54
Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, secondary school pupils in the Netherlands will be given a distinction ('judicium cum ...