Upper Secondary education

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General upper secondary education continues the teaching and educational tasks of basic education to students aged about 16–19. The general upper secondary school ends in the matriculation examination which yields eligibility for all higher education studies.

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The Matriculation Examination was first arranged in Finland in 1852. In the beginning, the examination was the entrance examination to Helsinki University, and in it one had to show sufficient evidence of an all-round education and a knowledge of Latin.

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