Tailored approaches within the statutory frameworks

The education system is increasingly expected to take account of the differences between school pupils. Schools and teachers can do this in very different ways. The approaches taken by primary and secondary schools must respect the statutory frameworks, which do allow a certain amount of variety. For instance, primary school pupils can perform their final assessments before the eighth school year, and secondary school pupils can sit exams in extra subjects, complete subjects one or two years earlier, or sit exams at a higher level for one or more subjects. In recent years, various proposals have been made to make more variety possible in final assessments.