Basic education for grades 7-9
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In grades 7 through 9, pupils study common and optional subjects in line with the national distribution of lesson hours. Common subjects are the same in all schools. In grades 7 through 9, subject teachers provide the instruction. Each class/group has their own designated tutor. The subjects and the distribution of hours are described in the city/municipality-specific curriculum. The average numbe ...
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Basic education is education delivered in accordance to a curriculum that supports the pupils’ growth as human beings and members of society and teaches them the knowledge and skills they need. It confers every pupil the same eligibility for upper secondary education.
Compulsory education applies to children who are permanent residents in Finland in the year in which they turn seven years old. Compulsory education ends when the children have completed the basic education syllabus or ten years have passed since they started in compulsory education. The period of compulsory education may be extended due to a disability or illness. Adults may complete the basic education syllabus for example at a general upper secondary school for adults, a folk high school or an adult education centre.