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Senior secondary school in Vimpeli, Finland

70 students and 20 staff members.

Senior secondary school in Finland is a 2-4-year educational institution which prepares for studies in universities and polytechnics. After having finished the Finnish comprehensive school (9 years), more than half of the 16-19-year-olds attend senior secondary school. The rest go to different vocational schools or start working straight away.

Senior secondary school is non-graded: to graduate a student has to complete a minimum of 150 credits. The academic year is divided into six periods and the students themselves decide which courses they take in each period. The school-leaving exam is called the matriculation examination. It is made up of a minimum of five separate exams in different subjects.

Vimpeli Upper Seconday School is a good quality general school where you can both study and practise your skills by specialising in basketball and finnish baseball.

Subjects studied

Obligatory: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, History, Civics, Religion, Philosophy, Finnish and Literature, Music, Art, Physical Education, Health Education, Psychology and Student Councelling

Language program

Obligatory: English (advanced) and Swedish (intermediate)

Optional: German ( elementary and intermediate), French (elementary), Spanish (elementary), Russian (elementary) and Japanese (elementary).


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