Education In India
Institute & University
Upper Secondary School

Upper secondary school is divided into 17 three-year national programmes, 13 of which are vocational programmes and four of which are preparatory programmes for higher education. All these programmes provide basic eligibility for further studies in higher education. Eleven of these programmes are divided up into specialisations from the 2nd year. Today, there are 35 nationally established specialisations. Within the framework of a pilot scheme, at least half of the teaching time for pupils on vocational programmes may be workplace-based. Parallel to the national programmes there are also specially designed and individual programmes.

Pupils who have completed their final year of compulsory education and have a pass grade in Swedish or Swedish as a second language, English and maths are eligible to apply to the national programmes or specially designed programmes at upper secondary school.

In terms of level, the specially designed programmes must be equivalent to a national programme and form the basis for further studies at higher education level or for an occupation.

Individual programmes are aimed primarily at making pupils eligible to apply to and complete a national programme or a specially designed programme.

Pupils wishing to study a national programme that their home municipality does not offer are entitled to be accepted onto this programme in another municipality that does offer it. These candidates have the same preferential right as applicants from that municipality. All young people also have the same right to education in all of the national specialisations.

Education programmes with nationwide recruitment
Some upper secondary education programmes need a larger catchment area than the municipality or local authority partnership area to be feasible. The Government can therefore stipulate that certain programmes are to be open to applicants from anywhere in Sweden (education programmes with nationwide recruitment). In addition to this, all independent upper secondary schools are entitled to recruit pupils from all over the country.

Upper secondary special school
Upper secondary special schools offer national, specially designed or individual programmes in a similar way to upper secondary schools. However, the national programmes are fewer in number and are aimed at preparing pupils for an occupation. The programmes at upper secondary special school last for four years.

Board of Appeal for Education
The Board of Appeal for Education is an agency tasked with examining certain decisions that have been appealed against in accordance with the Education Act, for example decisions about admission to upper secondary school programmes.