Upper secondary school
All youth in Sweden who have completed compulsory school are entitled to a three-year upper secondary school education. Upper secondary education provides a good foundation for vocational activities and further studies, and for personal development and active participation in the life of society.
Upper secondary education covers the upper secondary school, and the upper secondary school for learning disabilities. The latter is intended for young people with learning disabilities.
The upper secondary school consists of different types of programmes:
- 18 national programmes each lasting three years. They are divided into upper secondary foundation subjects, subjects common to a programme, orientations, programme specialisations and a diploma project.
- Five introductory programmes for pupils who are not eligible for a national programme.
- Education that deviates from the national programme structures; special variants, programmes based on national recruitment and nationally approved sports programmes (NIU).