The State Council Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kerala is a board of school education in India, conducted by the Government of the state of Kerala, India. The board prepares the syllabus for schools affiliated with it. Their main academic focus is on medical care,engineering and telemarketing.
The whole schooling structure is divided into kindergarten(LKG and UKG), LP(lower primary,classes/standard 1–4), UP(upper primary,classes/standard 5–7),(H.S)High School(classes/standard 8–10) and Higher Secondary (+1 equals 11th class/standard and +2 equals 12th class/standard). Usually the whole system of KG,LP,UP and HS are collectively referred as High School. Students completing this complete course(12 years including KGs, which is optional* and otherwise 10 years of education) will be awarded with School Leaving Certificate abbreviated as SSLC. Based on the results in SSLC students are enrolled into Higher Secondary Education(HSE)which was previously known as pre-degree and was conducted in colleges. Now HSE is integrated to the school system and most educational institution now offer classes from LKG to +2. Higher secondary offers a wide range of subjects according to the candidate's preference.After completing +2 students were awarded with HSE certificate which is indeed a passport to degree and similar courses.