Upper secondary general school education

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/lop/index_en.html
Main topic: Education
Related topics:
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes

Description

The statistics on upper secondary general school education contain data on the educational institutions providing upper secondary general education: upper secondary general schools, basic and upper secondary general level schools and folk high schools. The preliminary statistics by educational institution for the current autumn describe the total number of students on 20 September in the educational institutions providing upper secondary general education. The statistics on upper secondary general school pupils contain individual-based data at the reference point of time of 20 September on the pupils attending the full upper secondary general school syllabus. The statistics on matriculation examinations contain data on pupils having matriculated in a certain year, and separate data on passers of the international matriculation examinations of IB, EB and Reifeprüfung. Data on the subject choices of upper secondary general school leavers are collected with a separate collection (see Subject choices of students).

Data content

Preliminary statistics on students in upper secondary general education contain data by educational institution on numbers of pupils during the academic year. The statistics contain data on pupils attending the full upper secondary general school syllabus, pupils of subject studies in upper secondary general schools, pupils attending the full comprehensive school syllabus in educational institutions providing upper secondary general education and data describing the pupils.

The individual-based statistics on upper secondary general education contain data on the pupils of upper secondary general education who are studying to complete the full upper secondary general school syllabus, the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Reifeprüfung, European Baccalaureate (EB) or the Gymnasieexamen. The individual-based statistics on students contain diverse data depicting the educational institution, education and pupils. The statistics do not contain data on pupils of subject studies in upper secondary general schools.

The statistics on matriculation examinations contain data on pupils having matriculated in a certain year and from the statistics on passers of international matriculation examinations those having passed the IB, EB, Reifeprüfung and Gymnasieexamen.

Classifications used

The data are classified by classifications describing types of educational institutions, various regional and demographic classification and Statistics Finland’s, the Educational Administration’s and international classifications of fields and levels of education

Data collection methods and data sources

Statistics Finland collects the data for the preliminary statistics on pupils attending upper secondary general education with a web questionnaire via the Internet from all educational institutions providing upper secondary general education. Statistics Finland collects the data for the individual-based statistics on pupils of upper secondary general education as electronic data transfer via the Internet. The data are collected from all educational institutions providing upper secondary general education. The individual-based data from which the statistics are compiled may not be disclosed. As a rule the statistics produced from them are public. The data on matriculation examinations derive from an individual-based Matriculation Examination Register maintained by the Matriculation Examination Board. Statistics Finland collects the data on international matriculation examinations direct from educational institutions.

All statistics on upper secondary general education are based on total data.

Data collections

Updating frequency

The statistics describing upper secondary general school education are produced yearly, except for the statistics on subject choices in upper secondary general schools, whose data collection is repeated every second year in odd years.

Time of completion or release

The preliminary statistics on students are ready in February of the following year, the statistics on passed matriculation examinations in May and the individual-based statistics on students in June of the following year.

Time series

Time series data are available starting from the 1980s and individual-based data on students starting from 1999. Examinations of the time series should allow for changes that have taken place in the covered topic.

Keywords

education, general education, leaving certificates, matriculation examination, students, upper secondary general school

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/lop/yht_en.html


Last updated 06.09.2019