Bilingual High School/Lukio Program
Eira High is about getting people new to Finland or those returning to the country to earn their place in Finnish higher education.
The Eira High School-program is a bilingual program leading to the Finnish High School Leaving Certificate, lukion päättötodistus. The Finnish National Curriculum for Adults specifies that students must complete 44 courses to gain the High School Leaving Certificate and the right to matriculate by taking the Matriculation Examination in Finnish, Ylioppilastutkinto.
Studies are both in English and in Finnish. High School Studies in Finland take three years with a possibility of a fourth year if necessary. As studies are course based students have some freedom to choose the pace of their studies.
Students who do not yet master the Finnish language mainly start taking courses in English and Bilingually and focus on improving their Finnish skills. As their Finnish skills improve, students start taking other subjects in Finnish and in the last year of their studies, students take courses mainly in Finnish in preparation for the Matriculation Examination.
Most High School students will study English as a first language. In addition to the School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation Examination High School students study English Language towards the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) qualifications at IGCSE, AS and A Level.
The High School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation Examination give eligibility to apply to Finnish Universities and the Matriculation Examination and Cambridge Advanced Level Qualifications are highly recognized when applying to foreign universities.
We offer the following High School Level qualifications: