Higher secondary is also known as Senior Secondary in some places. It refers to the education imparted in the eleventh and twelfth standard in schools. The schools which provide education up to these classes are known as Higher secondary schools.
A higher level of education is important for further studies and for getting admission to top colleges. In India, various boards like CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards conduct the Higher secondary school examination.
Only after clearing these exams, a student can further pursue higher studies. A student who clears the class 12th exam is called a senior school graduate. They also receive a certificate for the same and are called the school certificate holders.
The pressure of studying and performing well is usually higher on higher secondary students and teachers are better trained to maintain a high level of active learning to engage the students and prepare them for entrance examinations as well as further studies.
Senior students are also required to pay tuition fees. It refers to the cost of attaining a higher level of education. Some schools have scholarship programs for economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society, whereas some schools regularly increase the tuition fees annually for these students.