In Finland, school is mandatory for everyone for 9 years, starting at the age 7. When you finish Junior High School (grades 7-9, ages 13-15), you’re going to have to choose the next step in your education.
It can be High School, where you’ll get a general education. High School usually lasts for 3-4 years.
An other possibility is Vocational School, where you’ll choose a certain profession, and get your education according to that.
You can also go to Business College, which has an emphasis on business and economy.
There’s also the possibility of not going anywhere, but that’s highly discouraged.
Almost everyone in Finland will go somewhere, and only a few will drop out of school completely.
I’m currently going through my last year of Junior High School. I have decided to go to High School, because it seems suitable for me and gives me some extra time to decide…