The ABCs of Comprehensive School

This site contains basic information about the Finnish comprehensive school system.

What is a comprehensive school? section provides you with the basics of Finnish comprehensive school education.

Learning section contains information on the curriculum, transversal competence and multidisciplinary learning modules.

Support in learning and school attendance section explains what is meant by general, intensified and special support.

Participation section elaborates how children learn to express themselves at school and what are their opportunities to influence matters regarding school life.

Assessment section talks about how pupils are assessed at school and what is the purpose of the assessment.

Cooperation between guardians and school explains how you can participate in your children’s schoolwork.

Student welfare services explain what services are available for children at school.

Safety section describes briefly what is being done to maintain safety at school.

Working life competence explains how working life skills are taught at school.