Lesson-related activities

Our ambitions reach further. We want to offer you extra activities in addition to the standard classes to challenge you and further develop your talents. We find it important that you learn additional skills in addition to subject knowledge in order to be better prepared for your subsequent studies. We strive for high-quality education. In the quadrennial inspection survey (2018), the school obtained the rating 'good' for the realization of these extra activities, among others. 

Cambridge Certificate and DELF Scolaire

More and more students want to study abroad or aspire to an international career. Every year, a number of students go abroad after their exams to study at renowned institutions. Enhanced language education therefore occupies an important place at our school. For English, students can follow the Cambridge program, for French DELF Scolaire.

DELF Scolaire

For French, students can participate in DELF Scolaire. This is an internationally recognized diploma. Level B2 shows that they have completed their French studies at the level that will allow them to enter college or university in France or French-speaking countries. Students who choose DELF receive one additional hour of French per week in the fifth and sixth grades. There is no voluntary parental contribution for this. However, a mandatory parental contribution is required for the exam. The costs for these external exams are a one-time maximum of €145 for DELF and are paid by the school to the institute taking the exams.


In the first two grades, all students take reinforced English, Cambridge PRE. This means, among other things, that English is mainly spoken in classes. From the third year, talented students in both HAVO and VWO are offered the Cambridge PRO program in preparation for the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (C1). This is an official and internationally recognized certificate. Subsequently, students in vwo 5 can prepare for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2), whose final level is qualified as 'near-native'. There is no voluntary parental contribution. However, a mandatory parental contribution is required for the exam. The cost for these external exams is a one-time fee of approximately €250 for Cambridge and is paid by the school to the institute that administers the exams.

Program BrainSport

Typical of the Lorentz Casimir Lyceum is the extra attention paid to STEM. We offer 'excellent' students the opportunity to participate in BrainSport, an extracurricular program with guest lectures, practical assignments, excursions and in-depth assignments.

BrainSport Junior

BrainSport Junior's lessons are partly about what it means to be smart, otherwise the emphasis is on enrichment. Students engage in the Big History learning line. Here they investigate the history of the universe and humanity from the Big Bang to the present. This includes a variety of subjects that are not part of the standard curriculum such as astronomy, philosophy and psychology. BrainSport Junior classes take place during regular classes. The selected students therefore miss one or two regular classes each week. Guest classes and field trips are also organized outside of school. To select the right students for this program, all bridge class students with a vwo recommendation are tested by the Center for Giftedness Research. Together with other data, such as possibly an external examination, it is decided which bridge class students will be invited to BrainSport Junior. The program runs from bridge class through grade three and is directed by our giftedness coordinator.

BrainSport Senior

Since 2012, the excellence program BrainSport Senior has existed for above-average interested or talented students in upper secondary school. In a pre-academic learning environment, students are introduced to applied science and special theories. The program contributes to the development of research skills and deepening and broadening of knowledge in terms of science subjects.

Business Class

The LCL Business Class (BC) is a 1-year experience program for motivated students in havo-4 with the subject business economics in their profile. Students can apply for this through an application letter and an interview. The selection then takes place based on established criteria. The program consists of a theoretical orientation part with a series of excursions, guest lectures and workshops by external professionals. There is also a practical entrepreneurial part in which students set up a company in groups. They themselves are responsible for the total enterprise, for example, they decide which product to sell, but also the marketing, financing and administration is in their own hands. In the process, students develop skills such as entrepreneurial thinking, presentation, cooperation and (self)reflection. Students are rewarded with the official LCL Business Class certificate at the end of grade 4 if they perform well. Moreover, by successfully completing this module, they will have fulfilled their profile paper havo (study load 80 hours).

Drone flying

In the bridge class we will be flying drones during the 3Design subject. Drones are part of the future and therefore we look at this technology and applications of this technology. In different assignments you will learn all about the technology of drones, and you may go racing with drones, encountering different obstacles. Outside of class, you can participate with school in the Drone cub. In 2021, students from our school won the finals. 


Quest is the name we have given to an entirely unique form of education in which students learn to cooperate, research, present and evaluate. Quest is taught in grades 1,2 and 3. You work in groups on various Quest projects. The projects start from a current or relevant issue and are cross-curricular. Digital literacy and citizenship education also have a place within Quest. In addition, students work on their research skills. A guest lesson, a company visit or a workshop by an external expert provide a connection to the world outside the school. Each project is concluded with a final presentation. 

Design and 3Design

In the lower school, the subjects handicrafts and technology are merged into the new subject 3Design. You learn the basic techniques from the crafts and technology subjects and develop new products based on these techniques. In the upper school we have transformed the subject cultural and artistic education (CKV) into the subject 'design'. We want to achieve that you are less consumptive with culture, but work creatively and innovatively on the design of art, culture and design products.



Our society has long since moved beyond national borders: globalization is a fact of life in today's world. Therefore, it is important that we prepare students to learn, work and live in another country, or to function within an international context at home. The school offers numerous activities to expand horizons. These begin as early as the bridge class, with an exchange with a school in Kempen, where students experience a day in the life of our eastern neighbors. With a certain regularity, groups of students go to Bayeux with the history section. We go on day trips with different groups, including, for example, language trips to Lille and Cologne. With year 4 we go with the French section to Namur.

For a large group of upper school students, in addition to these activities, there are also the trips abroad. This year these will take place the week after the Carnival vacations. These lead to important European cities such as Berlin, Krakow or perhaps Paris. Each trip is linked to a specific theme, such as art and culture, diplomacy, sports et cetera. The LCL considers it important that all students are able to participate in the trips. If the cost of the trips is an insurmountable problem, please contact the Rector to discuss options. Destinations are adjusted to group size each year. Therefore, the exact destinations will be presented at a meeting in the fall.

Extra attention to language and math

Increasingly, concern is being expressed around the country about the language and math skills of our students. The Lorentz Casimir Lyceum is making efforts to bring these skills up to standard. In grade 1 there is an extra lesson in math and Dutch (one extra lesson per subject per week for six months). Within the subject of mathematics, elementary school math skills in particular are brought up to standard and maintained, later in conjunction with the subjects of physics and economics. During the year we monitor the improvement of the level with validated tests. Students from havo 4 without math in their curriculum receive an extra hour of math on the class schedule for a year. For non-native students, there is a Language Support group in the lower and upper grades. These meetings focus on the acquisition of (school) language, both oral and written. Students get to work with authentic and current Dutch-language material in order to get a better grip on the Dutch language together by increasing their vocabulary and feeling for Dutch.

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In our gymnasium bridge classes, students are introduced to the classical languages and the ideas and culture of the Romans and Greeks. Knowledge of our classical culture provides a keen insight into the here and now and gives students a very broad and solid foundation in their overall development. Translating from Latin and Greek develops their analytical and creative abilities; this strengthens the understanding and learning of other languages and also helps in solving difficult problems in other (including science) subjects. Gymnasium takes you into the mythology, art, architecture, drama, history and philosophy of the Greeks and Romans, teaching students to see the world around them in perspective. In our eyes, the classical languages are alive and well!