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Subject choices of students

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

Description

The statistics on subject choices of students contain data on the subject choices in comprehensive school and upper secondary education.

Data content

The statistics on subject choices in comprehensive schools contain data on the subject choices of comprehensive school pupils. The statistics on subject choices in upper secondary education contain data on the subject choices of students in upper secondary general education and vocational education. Data on the subject choices (religion and worldview studies, languages, mathematics) of completers of upper secondary general school education (completers of the full upper secondary general school syllabus) have also been published in the statistics until 2017.

Classifications used

The statistics contain classifications describing the educational institution, various regional classifications, as well as classifications of Statistics Finland, the education administration and international classifications of fields and levels of education.

Data collection methods and data sources

Starting from the statistical reference year 2020, the data of the statistics on subject choices of students are based on data reported by organisers of education/educational institutions to the Finnish National Agency for Education’s KOSKI database. The data are drawn for the whole academic year. Statistics Finland has previously collected the data for the statistics on subject choices of students online with electronic web forms.

Updating frequency

Data on subject choices in comprehensive school are completed in October after the school year and data on subject choices in upper secondary education in December of the following year.

Time of completion or release

Data on subject choices in comprehensive school are completed in October after the academic year and data on subject choices in upper secondary education in December of the following year.

Time series

Statistics Finland has compiled statistics on subject choices in comprehensive school and upper secondary general school education since 1994. Changes in the statistical topic must be taken into consideration in time series examinations.

Keywords

comprehensive school, education, pupils, students, subject choices, upper secondary general school, vocational education

Contact information

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


Last updated 13.10.2021