The Finnish general upper secondary is, on average, a three-year education, equipping students with transversal general knowledge to continue either at a University or a University of applied sciences or vocational training. General upper secondary education is based on the general upper secondary education syllabus. During general upper secondary students complete 150 credits in total. Matriculation exam is completed at the end of studies.
This site introduces general upper secondary education (GUSE) in Finland in the light of the national core curriculum (NCC) of 2019, which will be implemented August 2021.
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What is General Upper Secondary Education?
General upper secondary is a voluntary education following basic education. Its purpose is to strengthen transversal general knowledge.
Subjects at General Upper Secondary
General upper secondary subjects have common compulsory and elective modules.
Transversal competences in General Upper Secondary Education
Transversal competences are at the centre of general upper secondary education.