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Secondary education provides learning and educational activities building on primary education and preparing for labour market entry, post-secondary non-tertiary education and tertiary education. Broadly speaking, secondary education aims at learning at an intermediate level of complexity.
Source: UNESCO IBE 2013, Global
Secondary education (ISCED levels 2 and 3). Secondary education provides learning and educational activities building on primary education and preparing for labour market entry, post-secondary non-tertiary education and tertiary education. Broadly speaking, secondary education aims at learning at an intermediate level of complexity. ISCED distinguishes between lower and upper secondary education.
Source: UNESCO UIS 2011, Global
Lower secondary education
Programmes at ISCED level 2, or lower secondary education, are typically designed to build on the learning outcomes from ISCED level 1. Usually, the aim is to lay the foundation for lifelong learning and human development upon which education systems may then expand further educational opportunities. Programmes at this level are usually organized around a more subject-oriented curriculum, introducing theoretical concepts across a broad range of subjects. [...]Some education systems may already offer vocational education programmes at ISCED level 2 to provide individuals with skills relevant to employment.)
Source: UNESCO UIS 2011, Global
All education beyond secondary school level, including that delivered by universities, further education colleges and community providers.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
Education that is available to learners after they have completed secondary education.
Source: Ministry of Labour 2005, Jordan
Upper secondary education
This level of education typically begins at the end of full-time compulsory education for those countries that have a system of compulsory education. The entrance age to this level is typically 15 or 16 years. More specialization may be observed at this level than at ISCED level 2 and often teachers need to be more qualified or specialized than for ISCED level 2.
The educational programmes included at this level typically require the completion of some 9 years of full-time education (since the beginning of level 1) for admission or a combination of education and vocational or technical experience and with as minimum entrance requirements the completion of level 2 or demonstrable ability to handle programmes at this level.
Source: UNESCO UIS (ISCED) 1997, UN