Explaining the Dutch Education System Posted on May 29, 2019May 29, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Writing Podcast RecommendationsKrakow UNESCO City of Literature 44 thoughts on “Explaining the Dutch Education System” Bedankt voor de uitleg! The Dutch integration exam now requires a section on Dutch cultural knowledge which includes a fair amount of knowing the education system and I could never keep it straight. This helps me keep everything in order! Reply he ik was 11 en ik ging naar middelbare ik was de jongeste😝 Reply Ik kan een beetje Nederlands!Ya I can't really lol I only learn at school…. Reply Ik ga naar vwo gynasium tto xD Reply 3:15 gymnasium en atheneum?? Reply im doing mavo XD Reply Ik moest elke groep de cito toests doen????? Reply That's why we crash more Reply @yuunarii u from maastricht? Reply Ik versta je accent gelijk al.XD Reply Ik heb VMBO-TL Reply Okay now i know that my life has been a lie and i thought that the netherlands and belgium had the same education system The belgian education system 3-5 = kleuterschool (Toddlerschool…?)6-11/12 = Basis School (Basic school)12/13-17/18 = middelbare school/secundair (middle school)Idk the rest cuz i'm still in middle school soooo.. Reply I think dutch edication system is easier than in america Reply Omg ik heb mijn Cito eind toets volgende week dinsdag en woensdag mijn advies is VWO 😢 Reply Gymnasium is toch de hoogste niveau die je kan doen Reply Im dutch IM FRICKING DUTCH Reply I'm in the Basicsschool (Groep 7) and i still know all of this Reply You forgot to mention that when doing havo or vwo you have to choose certain subjects in year 3. When you are in year 3 you can choose something called: profiel (really roughly translated is profile but it's nothing like the profile you know) there are 4 different “profielen”; natuur&techniek (n roughly translated nature and technique so a lot of physics) natuur en gezondheid (roughly translated nature and health meaning a lot of biology) economie en maatschappij (economics and society meaning a lot of economic based) and cultuur and maatschappij (culture and society meaning a lot of art based subjects) each “profiel” has a different “vakkenpakket” (subjectpackage) they all have 3(?) mandatory subjects and then students will have to choose all the different types of subjects they want to add to that. Certain subjects can not ben ombine with certain “profielen” so you will have to figure that out, but for example if you chose a economics and society “profiel” but you really like Geography (which is added in culture and society) you have the option to take it as an extra subject. I hope this sort of makes sense Reply I am Born in the Netherlands just like me whole family but if they explain it in Dutch I don’t understand it but this is easy to understand🤯🤩😍 Reply I'm Dutch and I still found this incredibly useful. I Basically just bumbled my way trough high school and college. XD Reply Warning i'm going to say tha name dutch , i'm in the 4de leerjaar and where you live group 6 (6de leerjaar = group 8, 1st leerjaar = group 1) Reply jouw video's zijn geweldig 😂waarom kijk ik hoe nederland werkt?! Reply Belgium education system is a lot different Reply lol im dutchand im still a cringy sonic fan hahaha Reply 96% of the views is Dutch Reply Dutchie watching this Reply i understand some dutch because i speak english and german edit:I go to Gröning very often Reply Door het accent weet je gelijk dat jij uit Brabant/Limburg komt 😂 Reply It's so weird how you can kind of understand dutch if youre german, but not quite At least when it comes to reading Reply I think the main difference between HBO and WO is that WO prepares you for academics, and HBO prepares you for a higher level job. So if you would like to do research ir a PHD, or teach university, you really need to do WO. Also, in the Netherlands, HBO is not called university. A HBO BA is considered to be a university degree outside of the Netherlands only, which I think is rather interesting and strange. Anyway, Dutch people are extremely well and highly educated compared to most other countries, so we must do something right. Reply I was really happy when I found out that there was a animator I like was dutch Reply Not everyone is 12 at the end of Groep 8. Including me. This is rare, but you can perform really well to skip years which I did once in Groep 3, allowing me to finish basisschool at age 11 (And everyone was surprised when I told them my age, it got super annoying to explain it over and over). Also you can be put into the wrong equivalent of year/grade due to age, potentially skipping or redoing years. Reply Both are equally broken though… Reply Gymnasium 😉 Reply 80% van de mensen die dit kijken zijn Nederlands, wat doen jullie hier Reply You forgot gymnasium!!!! Reply This explains why everyone was confused over the fact I didn't know how to ride a bike at fifteen when I visited the Netherlands. Reply Ik heb een tip voor je: Vwo is niet de hoogste studie. Dat is vwo+, dat doe ik. Het verschil tussen vwo en vwo+ is dat je meer projecten krijgt bij vwo+ en dat bij vwo+ je ook les krijgt in het engels Reply I got lost after the basic school part … 😭😭😭it confuse me the way it's divided so complicatedbut it seems that the Dutch has a great system 🙂 Reply Cycling diploma? I’ve heard of a cycling proficiency test in the UK, but no one does it Reply Calculating. Us lazy Americans call it “math”. Reply What? Reply While the amount of options is fascinating it's super convoluted. Our school system can use some work but is generally a straight line. Elementary:Age 2-5 preschool (essentially social learning)5-6 kindergarten (entry skills letters, numbers, writing and reading)Grade 1 – 3 division oneGrade 4 – 6 division two Jr high:Grade 7 – 9 Highschool:Grade 10-12 Post:Continuing education (usually 1 year programs to pick up extra skills like typing, higher reading and such)Certificate college (low level job specific programs such as secretary, florist…)College (higher level diplomas and transfer programs like development therapist)University (2-8 years for your big programs, teacher, doctor)Technical institution (trade learning. Repair jobs, construction, design…)Apprenticeship school (extra learning on stuff that can't be learned on the job) Within all of that we then have public, private, religious, residential and bilingual. Reply Ah! So it essentially looks like a more complicated version of the German system where you eventually go into either Gymnasium, Hauptschule, or Realschule. 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