Upper secondary education

Updated: 2018 12 19

Uper secondary education

Upper secondary education is not compulsory and usually lasts two years (11th-12th forms of the secondary school (3rd-4th forms of the gymnasium). Pupils study according to individual education plans; the programme may include the modules of the programme for vocational education and training. Upper secondary education is provided in secondary schools, gymnasiums, and vocational education and training schools.

Pupils can also select education that corresponds to their values, world outlook, religious beliefs, and philosophical views. Such education is provided in schools of non-traditional education. Schools of non-traditional education may operate according to their own programmes, but the total number of subjects and the total number of hours allocated for each subject in forms 1-12 can only differ from those specified in the state general education plans by not more than 25%.


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