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School reunion

April 2nd, 2011 (02:16 pm)

Mood: nervous

Tonight I'm going to my primary school reunion (people from schools all over town are invited so it's not only my class). I can't believe it's been 20 years since I finished 9th grade. Can I lose at least 70 lbs in the next couple of hours, please?!

The Swedish school system:

Daycare + pre-school: Age 1 to 7
Primary school: Age 7 to 16 (mandatory)
Secondary school: Age 16 to 19
Tertiary school: Optional from the age of 19

I gratuated from secondary school at 18 (I studied to become a children's caretaker) because back then we could choose between educations/courses that took 2-4 years to complete. And at that time tertiary school wasn't a necessity. Today it is and Sweden's become similar to the US in that aspect. If we don't have a university degree it's hard to get work.