Approximately 7 percent of pupils in class 3 havo (higher general secondary education) pupils move down to the vmbo (lower secondary general and vocational education). The proportion of class 3 vwo (pre-university) pupils moving down to havo is marginally higher: 8 percent of boys versus nearly 9 percent of girls moved down from class 3 vwo to havo. In school year 2008/’09, 6 percent of male pupils and 7 percent of female pupils attending class 4 vwo continued their school career at the lower havo level in school year 2009/’10.
Pupils moving from havo and vwo to a lower level of education, 2008/’09-2009/’10
Pupils moving down from class 4 and class 5 vwo are much rarer, but in class 4 havo, the proportion of class repeaters (13 percent) is higher than in other classes. The proportion of class repeaters is also higher for boys than for girls.
Repeaters in havo and vwo, 2008/’09-2009/’10
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