ESO – Mandatory Secondary Education

ESO – Mandatory Secondary Education

  • Duration: 4 school years
  • 30 hours per week
  • Access requirement: completion of primary education
  • On completing ESO, students earn a Secondary Education Graduate degree, which makes them eligible for entry into the Baccalaureate (High School) or Vocational Training Studies.


  • To educate young people so that they may assume their duties and exercise their rights as citizens.
  • To address the diversity of the student body.
  • To prepare students for integration into working life or for access to higher education.

Strategies (work plan)

  • Centre strategic plan:
    • Renewal of teaching materials.
    • Innovation of working methods.
  • Plans for addressing and handling student diversity and educational needs.
  • Organisation of teaching staff in teaching teams.
  • Guidance counselling action plan with personalised follow-up.
  • Small groups in areas involving hands-on learning (technology, science, English language).
  • Academic and professional orientation.
  • Area and tutoring field trips. Outings.
  • Coordination with primary schools.