Wow, this is my first post in a while! I’ve got a good excuse:
Speaking of school, I recently went on a field trip with my class to “La Antigua Sexi”. It’s a secondary school for grades 7-12, also known as an instituto. It looks nothing like an “American High school.”, more like a Spanish street. There were 3 main buildings the: extra activities building with art, music, the cafeteria…, the normal school building with the home rooms and, finally, the Bachillerato building. (Grades 11 & 12).
Okay, enough about the appearance, let’s talk about the different years. In the instituto there are 2 schools: the ESO (Educación Segundaria Obligatoria, Second Obligatory Education) and Bachillerato.
ESO – Educación Segundaria Obligatoria – School In Spain
This is the school that teaches grades 7-10. As one would expect it has all of the normal classes (Language, Math, Science etc.) and a chosen class: French, Math (for those who need it) or Language (also for those who need it). The chosen class is recommended to you by your 6th grade teacher, for example: if you do well in all subjects, the teacher would recommend French. Every thing is pretty much the same, like the classes, students… If you have more questions comment down below.
To be honest, I don’t know much about this school, it’s basically one’s Junior and Senior year in high school, but it isn’t mandatory. It’s kind of like college prep, in those last 2 years you focus on what you want to be when you are older in more detail.