European School, Mol
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The European School of Mol is third of the European Schools. It is in Mol, a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The school was established in 1960 for children of the Central Bureau for Nuclear Measurements (now Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements), Euratom, Eurochemic, and the SCK•CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) personnel. However, the school has also welcomed children from other European or overseas families who live and work in the area. Buses bring pupils from as far as Antwerp and Eindhoven, although there are boarding facilities in the neighborhood during the week.
In the primary school, pupils study their native language, mathematics, history, geography, science, art, music, religion or ethics, and sports. All are taught in their mother tongue. From the first year, they learn one foreign language. The choice will become the pupil's working language, starting in the third year of secondary school for history, geography, and other subjects. During "European hours", children of different backgrounds and nationalities join in activities.
Years 1, 2, 3
The first three years of secondary school are an observation cycle" Language 1 (mother tongue), Language 2 (working language), Language 3, Latin (optional), Mathematics, Combined Sciences, Human Sciences, ICT (Informatics), art, Music, Sport, Religion or Ethics and Complementary Activities.They have a swimming pool
Years 4 and 5
- Common Core: Language 1, Language 2, Language 3, Religion/Ethics, Sport, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics
- Options: Language 4, Latin, Economics, ICT (Informatics), Art, Music
Years 6 and 7
- Common core: Language 1, Language 2, Philosophy, Mathematics, Combined Sciences, History, Geography, Sport, Religion/Ethics
- Options: Latin, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Language 3, Language 4, Philosophy, History, Geography, Art, Music
- Additional Subjects: Art, Music, Information Sciences, Language 5, Laboratory Studies, Economics.
At the end of the seventh class the secondary school course is validated by the European Baccalaureate examinations.