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 ...