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
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:
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.
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.
are some afternoons in which you will not have class. Generally the oldest
students attend their classes in the mornings.
can practice sports after school or attend one of the private Health Clubs of
your town or city.
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
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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