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Organisation of school system in the country:

Compulsory education begins in Primary School. However, more than 90% of Spanish children begin to school when they are three. From three to six they do preschool early education, which is offered in Primary Schools.

Primary School is a free and compulsory education stage which consists of six academic courses. It is usually performed between 6 and 12 years old.

The Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) is a free and compulsory education stage to complete basic education. It consists of four academic courses which are usually performed between 12 and 16 years old. However, students have the right to remain in ordinary regime pursuing basic education to eighteen years of age, completed in the same year the course is finished. The ESO certificate is a basic requirement for most jobs in Spain.

After completing the four years of ESO, pupils who have achieved the set standards are awarded a ‘graduate of secondary education’ certificate enabling them to study Bachillerato (Baccaulareate) or specialised vocational training.

“Bachillerato” is a two years course of study for students aged 16-18 who intend to apply to university or to higher vocational training at age 18. It is comprised of a core curriculum and organized in three tracks that students may choose from: „Arts“, „Science and Technology“ and „Humanities and Social Sciences“. Those who satisfactorily complete the baccalaureate in any of its tracks will receive the Bachiller certificate, which enables them to study a university degree or higher vocational training. Depending on the track, students may be limited in what field they can study at university.


Organisation of our school:


Curricula per year

Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO):

First cycle: 1st, 2nd and 3rd years / Second cycle: 4th year

First Cycle:

Second cycle:

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