Academic Semester  High Schools

High Schools

With destinations in more than 30 Countries and a large number of public and private High Schools, we are unable to describe the system of a particular school in each destination.   Two Worlds United provides detailed information to students that are enrolled into the program and about their destination after the student is placed in a specific city or town.  

We would like to provide as an example the High School system of Spain which is equivalent to most of the European Educational system.  The Spanish High School system has changed in the past few years. Spain's education system includes Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary School and University.  Two Worlds United students attend the Secondary School as follows:

  • 3rd ESO - Grade 09

  • 4th ESO - Grade 10

  • 1st Bachillerato - Grade 11

  • 2nd Bachillerato - Grade 12

4     There are many subjects available for students. The main difference between ESO and Bachillerato  is that in ESO all subjects are compulsory and all the students of a course remain in the same class. In Bachillerato the students are separated as they are somewhat specialized towards their University interest. For example, if a student wants to study a language she/he takes a Bachillerato of Humanities, or if they want to become a doctor they take a Bachillerato of Sciences. The students are always in the same class together so it is very easy to make friends because the students remain in the same classes. It is a very good way to make close friendships.

The school timetable is generally from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then from 3 p. m. to 5 p.m. Most of the students eat at their own homes, but it can happen that you have lunch in the school.

There are some afternoons in which you will not have class. Generally the oldest students attend their classes in the mornings.

You can practice sports after school or attend one of the private Health Clubs of your town or city.

General Education Overview                                                           

Education in Spain is free and compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and 16. The school system consists of pre-schools (for children 3 to 5 years old), elementary (6 to 11), and secondary (ages 12 to 16, in 2 two-year cycles). Students may then take either a vocational training course for one or two years, or the two-year Bachillerato course in preparation for university entrance. The university system has three cycles. The first, leading to the degree of Diplomatura, lasts for three years. The second cycle lasts for two or three years and leads to the degree of Licenciatura. Students earning the degree of Doctor must complete the two-year third cycle and write a thesis.

In the 1999 school year Spainís primary schools were attended by 3.8 million pupils, and secondary schools (including high schools and technical schools) by 5.1 million. About 30 percent of all children receive their education in the Roman Catholic school system.

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