Education and diplomas International Baccalaureate

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Diplomas

International schools can provide education programmes of the International Baccalaureate. The programmes prepare students between the ages of 3 and 19 for admission to higher education.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma (NLQF* 4+/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: secondary general education.

DP Course result (previously: Certificate)

  • Dutch comparison: modular certificates at VWO level (deelcertificaten).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: secondary general education.

Career-related Certficate of the International Baccalaureate

  • Dutch comparison: at least HAVO diploma with vocational components (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.

* NLQF = Dutch Qualifications Framework
** EQF = European Qualifications Framework

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24 January 2019
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Subject-based immersion study visit to Birmingham

1 December 2019 10 a.m. - 6 December 2019 6 p.m.
Birmingham
On this study visit you will experience subject-based immersion in an English school. You will also attend the prestigious SSAT National Conference in Birmingham.