irnbru wrote:UK students have normally finished A levels by age 18 here I know 20 year olds still in lukio and they are studying a far wider range of subjects but not at A level more like GCSE.
Well, "long" maths in a Finnish lukio is way way way harder than a GCSE
And then look at foreign languages. In the UK students can bluff their way through language GCSEs (using all kinds of technology) and many get A* without being able to speak in coherent sentences. Students taking an A-language in lukio are quite often close to fluent in that language. In fact many finnish lukio students who have taken A1 English master the language better than English teenagers who have it as their mother tongue