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Individualized curriculum

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In case a pupil completely fails to achieve the goals of the general curriculum despite enhanced or special needs support, he/she may study according to an individualized curriculum in one or more subjects.

The pupil is given personal goals and individualized scopes of study in the subjects covered by his/her individualized curriculum. These are specified in his/her individual educational plan (IEP).

To whom and on what terms

A pedagogical assessement of the pupil's school work, including an analysis on the need for special support, must be carried out before a decision on the individualisation of the syllabus can be made. Individualisation is also based on a psychologist’s statement.

An individualized curriculum is drafted on the basis of a pedagogical investigation and a psychologist statement.

The service is free of charge.

Background information

A basic education syllabus may be individualised if a pupil does not have the capabilities for acceptably completing the basic education syllabus in the subject. The learning objectives must be suitable and sufficiently challenging for the pupil.

The individualisation of a syllabus is prescribed separately for each subject in a decision on special support . The decision on individualisation will be examined in each situation and modified if necessary.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceEducation Division, Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Education Division, Helsinki
Updated: 24/5/2022