Some courses are mandatory (44-49) and others are optional, but after each course, students must pass a test based on the course. The tests are taken during the exam week, five times a year.
○Math, Physics, Chemistry
○History, Social studies, Health education, Biology, Geography, Religion
○Finnish, English, Swedish (the second official language in Finland and thus compulsory), German, Italian, French, Spanish
○Music, Art and Physical education
Upper secondary school prepares students for the Finnish matriculation examination, which is similar to A-level tests. The examinations are held in each subject excluding arts, music and physical education. The only obligatory subject is Finnish. Students usually participate in four to seven examinations. These examinations give general university entry qualifications.
During the school year, there are three major holidays: summer vacation (ten weeks), Christmas break (two weeks) and winter break (one week). Autumn term usually starts in mid-August and spring term ends in early June.
02070 ESPOON KAUPUNKI
Tapiola school and upper secondary school is on one level with only one flight of stairs, which has an elevator by it. The whole building is accessible by wheelchair. Door B has electric opening and the auditorium and the stage at the assembly hall are accessible by stair lift. Stair lift also gives you access to the gym. Toilet facilities for wheelchair users are available at both ends of the building. Hearing aid facilities are available both in the auditorium and the assembly hall. There is reserved parking for wheelchair users by the Menninkäisenpolku entrance.
Tel. +358 46 877 1908
Kaarina Salo and Riikka Ahvenniemi
Tel. +358 46 877 3954
Tel. +358 9 816 39071