EDUCATION IN ROMANIA

In Romania, the compulsory education starts at the age of 6 and last 11 years (grade 0 ÷ grade 10), but the school education does not end until the end of grade 12, and includes:

  • 5 years of Primary School, grade 0 ÷ grade 4;
  • 4 years of Gymnasium, grade 5 ÷ grade 8;
  • 4 years of High School, grade 9 ÷ grade 12.

Our partner schools have developed enhanced educational programmes, including the intensive study of modern languages, transdisciplinary learning, non-formal learning activities, financial education, volunteering activities.

Romanian education system

In Primary School (grade 0 ÷ grade 4), students are studying:

  • Languages: Romanian Language & Literature and a modern language (English, French, German);
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences;
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: History, Geography, Civic Education and Religion (optional);
  • Music and Arts;
  • Information and Communication Technologies (optional);
  • Physical Education, Sports and Health.

During the Primary School, students performance is evaluated with a qualitative mark: insufficient, sufficient, good and very good. 

In Gymnasium (grade 5 ÷ grade 8), students continue their studies with a general education, as there is no specialisation of studies at this level. Subjects include:

  • Languages: Romanian Language & Literature and 2 modern languages (English, French, German);
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences;
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: History, Geography, Civic Education and Religion (optional);
  • Latin Language;
  • Music and Arts;
  • Information and Communication Technologies (optional);
  • Physical Education, Sports and Health.

In addition, 1 or 2 subjects may be added by schools (e.g. Intensive English classes, IT).

The grading scale is from 1 to 10, where 10 is maximum grade and 5 the minimum passing grade.

At the end of grade 8, students take the National Test called “Evaluarea Nationala”, on Romanian Language & Literature and Mathematics.

Students’ enrollment in High School (grade 9 ÷ grade 12) is conditioned on passing the National Test and participating in the National Computerized Repartition.

In High School, students may choose one of the following routes: theoretical, technological and vocational. YES SCHOOLS offer theoretical route only.

Theoretical route is divided on profiles and specialisations, from which students may choose one:

  • Profile: Mathematics and Sciences, 2 specialisations (Mathematics-Computer Science; Natural Science);
  • Profile: Languages and Social Sciences, 2 specialisations (Languages; Social Sciences).

There are 15 different subjects per year. The subjects and the number of tuition hours per subject are different from one specialisation to another (with focus on Math, Natural Sciences, Languages, Social Sciences).

The grading scale is from 1 to 10, where 10 is maximum grade and 5 the minimum passing grade.

At the end of grade 12 students take the National Baccalaureate Exam (Examenul National de Bacalaureat).

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