HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Eira High School -program is a bilingual program leading to the Finnish High School Leaving Certificate (= lukion päättötodistus). Students on the High School program are chosen by an entrance examination testing their English Finnish and Mathematics. They complete their studies by taking courses taught in Finnish, in English or bilingually. National Curriculum High School courses have the same content as the Lukio program.

The Finnish National Curriculum for Adults specifies that students must complete 44 courses (or 48 courses for students starting under the age of 18) to gain the High School Leaving Certificate and the right to matriculate by taking the Matriculation Examination in Finnish (= Ylioppilastutkinto).

Cambridge International Examination (CIE)

In addition to the School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation Examination High School students can study English Language towards the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) qualifications at IGCSE, AS and A Level. Students also have the possibility to complete Cambridge International Examinations (AS and A-levels) in Biology, Chemistry, History, Mathematics, Psychology and Thinking Skills.

Bilingual Studies

All students at Eira, whether on the Lukio or High School program, are encouraged to take courses offered bilingually. These are ET1, GE1, HI1-2, PS1-5 and YH1-2.

Students on the Finnish Lukio program can choose courses in English as soon as they have completed ENA1-3 courses with the grade point average of 8.

Lukio students are also welcome to study courses preparing for the AS- and A-levels. These courses are always numbered 20 something. Content of these courses is described in Study Guide. These courses are counted towards the 44/48 courses for the school leaving certificate. If you plan to apply studying abroad or expanding your knowledge on some certain subject, the High School specialization courses are a highly recommend option.