Finnish teenagers have performed well in problem-solving skills, according to the latest batch of PISA results.
The latest global rankings from the OECD put Finland highest in Europe and in tenth place overall.
Fifteen-year-olds from 44 countries participated in the optional part of the study out of 65 countries participating in the wider PISA study. The tests focused on how well the teenagers could use their knowledge in real-life scenarios.
For example, it presented pupils with a range of information about different types of train tickets and asked them to work out the cheapest price for a journey. In general boys were more successful at problem-solving than girls, but in Finland the roles were reversed and girls did significantly better than boys.
In Finland, about 3,700 pupils from 311 schools took part in the study. Internationally, 85,000 students from 44 countries and economies took the test with students from Singapore and Korea performing best.
Article originally published in www.goodnewsfinland.com