Secondary Education is free, full-time and compulsory for Gibraltar residents between the ages 12+ and 15+ years.
As is the case at Primary level, the secondary curriculum is defined by National Curriculum legislation. In the first two years (Years 8 and 9), both secondary schools offer a broad compulsory curriculum which includes English, Mathematics, Science, French or European Studies, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Music, Religious Education, Physical Education, Design and Technology and Information and Communications Technology. In Years 10 and 11, pupils opt for a number of subjects from a range of disciplines, always keeping to National Curriculum requirements, in order to enable them to study this reduced number in greater detail for public examination purposes. In addition, all pupils take the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science), Religious Education and Physical Education. Vocational Education is also available.
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