The Preparatory Year
The preparatory year mainly comprises studies which comply with the Finnish national secondary education programme, for example in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, religion or ethics, physical and health education, as well as arts and practical subjects.
In addition to the compulsory courses, there still remains room for the students’ own interests and it is advisable that the students take benefit from this opportunity. The students take courses from the school curriculum so that they have a minimum of 28 courses during the preparatory year. In order to familiarize the students with the actual IB studies the preparatory year will include guiding to IB Diploma Programme requirements.
The students who have successfully completed the preparatory year’s studies are accepted to the Diploma Programme.