In Pakistan, after finishing Matriculation in grade 9 and 10, the students 15 to 16 years in grade 11 and 12 take the Higher Secondary examination. The Higher Secondary School Certificate is subdivided in Science and non-Science programs. The students concentrating in Science programs are awarded Faculty in Science (F.Sc.) while others are awarded Faculty in Arts (F.A.) certificate. The Higher Secondary Schools are Junior colleges or Intermediate colleges in Pakistan. These certificates are equivalent to the High school diploma in USA.