School yearThe school year usually starts in spain around the 10 th September and finishesthe third week of June.We have three breaks throughout the school year Christmas, easter, summerand a few of bank holidays.
Types of schoolIn our country, there are three different types of school:1. Public school 2. A kind of a private schoolsthat are public-funded3. Private schoolIt is compulsory for ages between 5 and 16.
Schooling is divided into four stages:1. Nursery school, from the ages of 3 to 5. (It is not compulsory)2. Primary school, from the ages of 6 to 11.3. Secondary school, from the ages of 12 to 16.4. Leaving years or Vocational school, from the ages of 16 to 18. ( It isnot compulsory)
SubjectsPrimary schoolScienceArts and CraftsPhysical EducationSpanishMathsReligious studiesCitizenshipMusicEnglish2 nd Foreign Language
SecondaryschoolYears 1 and 2ScienceSpanishSocial ScienceMathsPhysical EducationEnglish2 nd foreign languageReligious or study timeArts and CraftsMusicTechnologyYear 3MathsSpanishScienceSocial SciencePhysical EducationCitizenshipChemistryReligious Studies2 nd language or Classic studiesEnglishPaintingTecnology
SecondarySchoolYear 4CommonsubjectsMathsSpanishEnglishReligious StudiesPhysical EducationEthicsSocial ScienceOption ABiology or Technical DrawingChemistry2 nd Language or ComputerStudiesOption BMusicTechnical Drawing2nd language orComputer Studies
LeavingYears 1 and 2 are akind of Pre UniversityStudies-Technology-Healthscience-Humanity-Social science-ArtOnce we pass Leaving Years 1 and 2 we have to pass aNational Exam before applying to university