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Pre-year

During the pre-year, students are expected to pass a minimum of 25 courses. This means the average minimum workload is 5 courses/term.

All of the compulsory pre-year courses listed below must be completed.

Subject

Number of compulsory courses

Finnish*

3 (4 for students planning to choose IB Finnish A literature)

English A

4 (5 for students not studying Finnish as a mother tongue)

Swedish B*

3 (5 for students taking the matriculation examination test)

Foreign languages*

Compulsory for those students who choose IB French or Finnish B in DP: French 1 course, Finnish 2 courses.

History

2

Psychology

1

TOK

1

Biology

1 (2 for students planning to choose Biology/ESS)

Chemistry

1 (2 for students planning to choose IB Chemistry)

Physics

1 (2 for students planning to choose IB Physics)

Mathematics

5

Lab course

1

TOTAL

23-30 courses

*Finnish, Swedish and French are not compulsory for students who have no previous studies in them.

All of the above-mentioned courses must be studied during the pre-IB year. In addition, students will choose extra courses – taught in Finnish, according to the national system – so that the total is at least 25 courses.

Extra subjects particularly recommended for study include Physical Education, Music, Art and foreign languages.

If students want extra practise in English, they can choose English courses from the national programme.

The first 3 Swedish courses are compulsory. However, we recommend that students take all the 5 Swedish courses on offer, which will make it possible, for those who so wish, to take the Swedish test of the Finnish matriculation examination during their second year.

Course 1 in Physics and Chemistry is compulsory. Those who are planning to study Physics and/or Chemistry in the IB must take prePHY2  and/or preCH2. Students are encouraged to take these optional courses even if they don’t plan to continue with the subject.

Course 1 in Biology is compulsory. Those who are planning to study Biology or ESS in the IB must take preBI2. Students are encouraged to take this optional course even if they don’t plan to continue with these subjects.




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