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Netherlands - Earlier examinations for gifted and talented pupils

Secondary school pupils who perform extremely well in certain subjects will soon be able to take their final exams earlier than is currently allowed. Students are already permitted to to take their final exams in the year before the one in which they are due to complete the course. Regulations are to be further relaxed to allow top achievers to take their final exams two years early. Students who had taken an exam early, would then have time to study new subjects or pursue enrichment activities.

Earlier examinations for gifted and talented pupils
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands

This article is drawn from the latest edition of Education in the News

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Last updated 19 September 2014

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