Learn Finnish while Studying in English
Studies on the Three Path Program are centered around Finnish lessons, the Finnish national curriculum and studies leading to the Diploma. On completion of the national curriculum students receive the lukion päättötodistus, the high school leaving certificate. If you want to create your own new vision of life in Finland check out our program.
The High School Leaving Certificate - lukion päättötodistus
The Finnish national curriculum for secondary education is broad based and aims to develop mature, cultivated individuals. The curriculum includes core subjects such as English, Maths, Science and humanities, and äidinkieli or Finnish as a second language which has parity status.
There are compulsory and elective courses. The High School Leaving Certificate is awarded on completion of the forty-four courses.
Finnish language courses are an essential part of the curriculum for students to develop their Finnish language skills whilst they study in English. The level of the Finnish demanded for the school leaving certificate is high and students should begin studying Finnish immediately on entry. Students at Eira High School study Finnish language courses on four mornings a week.
In some cases the High School Leaving Certificate alone confers the right to take an entrance test at polytechnic.
The Finnish Matriculation Exam
Students completing The High School Certificate go on to sit the final matriculation exam in Finnish. Passing the matriculation exam means gaining the coveted ‘white hat' and gives the possibility of sitting entrance exams at university. Details of the matriculation exam can be found at the Finnish Matriculation Exam official website.
The AICE Diploma
The AICE Diploma is a recognized qualification in Finland by Finnish Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. It comprises 6 credits made up of AS and A level syllabuses.
Eira High School currently offers Cambridge qualifications in Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and Thinking Skills.