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Liechtenstein:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

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Overview Liechtenstein

Contents

Liechtenstein:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Liechtenstein:Historical Development

Liechtenstein:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Liechtenstein:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Liechtenstein:Political and Economic Situation

Liechtenstein:Organisation and Governance

Liechtenstein:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Liechtenstein:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Liechtenstein:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Liechtenstein:Organisation of Private Education

Liechtenstein:National Qualifications Framework

Liechtenstein:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Liechtenstein:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Liechtenstein:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Liechtenstein:Funding in Education

Liechtenstein:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Liechtenstein:Higher Education Funding

Liechtenstein:Adult Education and Training Funding

Liechtenstein:Early Childhood Education and Care

Liechtenstein:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 4 years

Liechtenstein:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 4 years

Liechtenstein:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 4 years

Liechtenstein:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 4 years

Liechtenstein:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 4 years

Liechtenstein:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 4 years

Liechtenstein:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Liechtenstein:Primary Education

Liechtenstein:Organisation of Primary Education

Liechtenstein:Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Liechtenstein:Assessment in Primary Education

Liechtenstein:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Primary Education

Liechtenstein:Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Liechtenstein:Organisation of General Lower Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Teaching and Learning in General Lower Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Assessment in General Lower Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Organisation of Vocational Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Assessment in Vocational Secondary Education

Liechtenstein:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Liechtenstein:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Liechtenstein:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Liechtenstein:Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Liechtenstein:First Cycle Programmes

Liechtenstein:Bachelor

Liechtenstein:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Second Cycle Programmes

Liechtenstein:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Liechtenstein:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Liechtenstein:Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Distribution of Responsibilities

Liechtenstein:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Liechtenstein:Main Providers

Liechtenstein:Main Types of Provision

Liechtenstein:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Liechtenstein:Teachers and Education Staff

Liechtenstein:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Management and Other Education Staff

Liechtenstein:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Liechtenstein:Management Staff for Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Quality Assurance

Liechtenstein:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Educational Support and Guidance

Liechtenstein:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Liechtenstein:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Liechtenstein:Mobility and Internationalisation

Liechtenstein:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Mobility in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Liechtenstein:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Liechtenstein:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Liechtenstein:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Liechtenstein:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Liechtenstein:National Reforms in School Education

Liechtenstein:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Liechtenstein:National Reforms in Higher Education

Liechtenstein:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Liechtenstein:European Perspective

Liechtenstein:Legislation

Liechtenstein:Institutions

Liechtenstein:Bibliography

Liechtenstein:Glossary

The general educational courses at upper secondary level include the courses leading to the Matura at the Gymnasium and the Liechtenstein Vocational Baccalaureate School. The Matura school leaving certificate allows students to follow a course of tertiary education in any subject without having to pass a separate entrance examination.

Types of Institutions

In Liechtenstein there are currently two public institutions offering general education programms at upper secondary level. Due to limited options pupils from Liechtenstein attend respective education programms in Switzerland and Austria. The Governement garantuees access through bilateral agreements and gives financial support.

Gymnasium

The Gymnasium is operated and financed by the state. The range of compulsory subjects offered there furnishes students with a broad general education. Education at the Gymnasium ends with the baccalaureate examinations (Matura). A baccalaureate certificate entitles to attend, without further examination, any higher education programm.

Vocational Baccalaureate School

The Liechtenstein Vocational Baccalaureate School (Berufsmaturitätsschule/Berufsmittelschule) is operated and financed by the state. The school has the task of providing an extended general education to those who have completed a basic vocational education and training (apprenticeship) and who wish to follow a higher education course (ISCED 5A). The Vocational Baccalaureate School can be attended by those who have successfully completed an apprenticeship lasting at least three years. The school offers either a two-year part-time course or a one-year full-time course, both leading to a vocational baccalaureate (Berufsmatura). (School Law, Art. 57f). The members of the Vocational Baccalaureate Committee are appointed by the government for a period of four years and are responsible for organising the Vocational Baccalaureate examinations. The committee is made up of one representative from the Office of Education one from the Office of Vocational Education Training and Career Counselling Service, one from the University of Liechtenstein and two other members. The rector of the Vocational Baccalaureate School has a consultative function. The Liechtenstein vocational baccalaureate (Berufsmatura) entitles holders to study at any higher education institution in Liechtenstein and Austria and at universities of applied sciences in Switzerland.

Geographical Accessibility

There is one public Gymnasium and one public vocational baccalaureate school in Liechtenstein. There is one private school formatio offering general upper secondary education. In addition pupils from Liechtenstein attend schools in the neighbouring regions of Switzerland and Austria

Admission Requirements and Choice of School

The transition to the upper level of the Gymnasium follows on from the successful completion of the third grade of the lower level and promotion to the fourth grade (upper level). At the end of the third and fourth grades of the Realschule, pupils can make the transfer if they have an average score of at least 4.0 (A-level in mathematics and in the first foreign language) and a recommendation from the teacher’s conference, or after passing an entrance examination. Admission to the Vocational Bacccalaureate School is conditional on the successful completion of an apprenticeship lasting at least three years and successful pass of a entry exam in German, math and English.

Age Levels and Grouping of Pupils

Teaching at the general educational secondary level II takes place in age grades and is given by specialist teaching staff. A class teacher accompanies the pupils during each school year - or even for several years. In relation to class size, the numbers for the Gymnasium are as follows: a minimum of 12, an average of 20, and a maximum of 24 pupils. At the Vocational Baccalaureate School teaching is given in class lessons. In the first semester, a class can be formed if there are at least 15 definite applications; for a class group focussing on a specific topic there must be at least 8 applications. Classes within the full-time courses have a maximum of 24 students; for the part-time courses it is 28 students.

Organisation of the School Year

The school year is divided into two semesters and lasts between 38 and 40 weeks - around 200 school days between the middle of August and the beginning of July. School holidays are in summer, autumn, at Christmas, in February and in spring.

The organisation of th schools year at the Vocational Baccalaureate School follows the directions in Art. 7a of the Ordinance on School Organisation. The part-time course at the Vocational Baccalaureate School lasts four semesters and the full-time course two semesters, assuming that all the modules required by the curriculum have been taken. The school year begins in August as per the Liechtenstein holiday calendar.

Organisation of the School Day and Week

At the upper level of the Gymnasium lessons take place from Monday to Friday. Wednesday afternoons are usually free. If necessary, for compelling organisational reasons - especially if there is a shortage of classrooms - the free afternoon can be moved to a different day. The number of weekly lesson hours per subject and class are set out in the Directive. The mandatory number of lessons per week is 34 and the maximum number of hours per week 38. All lessons last 45 minutes. Regulation for the organisation of the school day are the same as on lower secondary level. (There is a continuous break of 20 minutes in the morning and one of 15 minutes in the afternoon where there are more than two afternoon lessons. In addition, there are at least two breaks between lessons of 5 minutes each. Lessons begin no earlier than 7.30 a.m. and the lunch break lasts for 75 minutes. In campuses where lunch is provided the lunch break can be shortened to 40 minutes to make time for optional subjects. No compulsory or compulsory-optional lessons may take place during the lunch break - with the exception of home economics where lunch is taken within the lesson. Compulsory and compulsory-optional lessons must end by 17.00 at the latest. For the full-time courses at the Vocational Baccalauerate School, morning lessons begin at 8 a.m., end at 16.50 and take place from Monday to Friday in 40 lessons of 50 minutes each per week: 32 lessons in the basic subjects and 8 lessons in the subjects chosen for special emphasis.