Government, missionary and some non-public excessive colleges offer the ZIMSEC curriculum and conduct ZIMSEC Ordinary Level (Form Four or Year 11) and Advanced Level (Upper Six) examinations. Compulsory subjects in lower secondary schooling (theoretical ages 10 to 14 years) embrace amongst others German, a modern foreign language, mathematics, biology & environmental training, physics and chemistry. In 1995, the ratio of upper secondary basic schooling graduates to the inhabitants on the typical age of graduation was 44:one hundred (OECD, 1997). There can be 4 profiles – social-cultural, economic, nature & well being and nature & technical schooling (Melissen, 1998). The matriculation examination is about and assessed nationally by a committee appointed by the Ministry of Education.
Compulsory schooling extends from the ages of 6 to sixteen years and is supplied within the complete Grunskole. Upper secondary training – Sekundarstufe II or Obergymnasium – covers the years sixteen to twenty. As with the lower secondary stage, the curriculum is within the technique of change. Years 5 to 9 cover the lower secondary age group i.e. approximately eleven to 16 years of age.
At the tip of obligatory secondary basic education (year 11, age sixteen) pupils are entered for external examinations (General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)). There are two forms of secondary education in Luxembourg, common secondary schooling (enseignement secondaire) and technical secondary training (enseignement secondaire technique).
Reforms to the curriculum are additionally below manner, with new curricula for the comprehensive college and vocational training as a result of be accomplished in 2001 and the new core curriculum for the upper secondary school on account of be accomplished by 2002. Studies accomplished in lycées of general education within the final yr of post-obligatory education lead to a common Baccalauréat examination. The majority of higher secondary colleges (Videregående skole) supply each common research and vocational training. Pupils who have completed the Gymnasio can enrol in any upper secondary institution; there are not any entrance examinations.
Vocational secondary training (BSO) is practically-based mostly, getting ready pupils for a particular occupation. There are 4 various kinds of full-time secondary education: general, technical, vocational and creative. The percentage of the related cohort gaining three or more Highers at grades A to C in 1996 was 20 per cent on the end of the first 12 months of higher secondary schooling, and the percentage gaining two or more Highers at grades A to C on the finish of the second year of higher secondary training was sixteen per cent. The the rest (all in England) are grammar schools and secondary fashionable colleges.