The Secretary of state for Education, Science and Culture accounts for the implementation of legislation relating to any or all school levels from pre-primary and compulsory education with the upper secondary and greater education levels, in addition to ongoing and adult education. Including the duties of making curriculum guides for pre-primary, compulsory and upper secondary schools, giving rules and planning educational reforms. The Minister of your practice, Science and Culture grants or loans accreditation to Greater Education Institutions that fulfil the factors laid lower in national legislation in addition to worldwide recognized criteria. The Standard Board for Icelandic greater education has released an excellent Enhancement Framework (QEF) which includes elements on reviews at institutional and subject levels in addition to ongoing and extra accreditation of HEIs.
While pre-primary and compulsory education is down to cities, central government accounts for the whole process of upper secondary schools and greater education institutions. Although education in Iceland has typically been supplied by the general public sector, a particular quantity of private institutions have been in operation today, mainly in the pre-primary, upper-secondary and greater education levels.
Pre-primary school education ( leikskóli)
Pre-primary education is determined legally because the first degree of the academic system, supplying education and take care of children who haven't arrived at six years old, after which compulsory education starts. The Pre-primary Schools Act No 90/2008.
Compulsory education ( grunnskóli)
Compulsory education is organised in one structure system, i.e. primary minimizing secondary education form area of the same school level, and usually occur within the same school. Legislation on compulsory education states that education will be mandatory for kids and adolescents between your age range of six and 16. The Compulsory School Act No 91/2008.
Upper secondary education( framhaldsskóli)
Upper secondary education isn't compulsory, but anybody that has completed compulsory education has the authority to enter a maximum school. Students are often between 16and two decades old. General academic education is mainly organised like a four-year course resulting in a matriculation examination. The size of the courses in vocational education varies, lasting in one semester to 10, but many prevalent are four-year courses. Top Of The School Act No 92/2008.