In some countries (e.g., Italy, Germany and some parts of Canada), secondary schools
can provide education beyond the grade 12 (or year 12) level. Thus, a student can
be attending an EI and not be considered in FTA because his or her attendance is at
a level above grade 12.
The school determines the student's grade or level of education. How many or how few
years it took to reach that level is immaterial. If the school considers a student
who is repeating grade 12 to be in grade 12, then SSA considers that student to be
in grade 12.