The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.
A cohesive secondary-school curriculum that prepares pupils for related programmes of study at the tertiary level.
Pupils in VWO and HAVO choose one of four subject clusters: 1) Nature and Technology, 2) Nature and Health, 3) Economics and Society, or 4) Culture and Society. In any one cluster, approximately 50% of the subjects are common to all clusters, 30% are specific to the cluster, and 20% are elective subjects.
Source: Dutch Educational System, Nuffic (updates in 2000 and 2003).