Finnish School System - FACTS AND FICTION

  • Published on Jan 31, 2019
  • Ever wondered if all the things the media says about the Finnish school system are true? What's going to school in Finland REALLY like?? In this video I go through an article and relay my own experience in the Finnish education system :)
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Comments • 837

  • Fanny Mäki-petäjä
    Fanny Mäki-petäjä 4 hours ago


  • Grr01 30
    Grr01 30 2 days ago

    Bruh I started school at 5 and I didn’t mind. 😑

  • Ella
    Ella 2 days ago

    Mandatory classes are still 1-9 in Finland. I think it`s been discussed if they should make 1st year of high school/vocational school and/or preschool (?) mandatory but it still has not happened. It may or may not be like that in the future.

  • Iiris Eleonoora
    Iiris Eleonoora 2 days ago

    At least in my school, in eastern Finland, students who did Pisa tests were chosen randomly, like every fifth student from class

  • prospecops
    prospecops 5 days ago

    And yet america with its terrible schools still dominates the world in almost everything

  • Fox Pubg
    Fox Pubg 14 days ago

    U r very lucky because no exam 🐱 😀😁 we are Bangladesh there are so many exam 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  • Deleted
    Deleted 17 days ago

    American school= hell
    Finnish school= heaven

  • Fryad Rafeeq Saleem
    Fryad Rafeeq Saleem 17 days ago

    Well done! It was so interesting.

  • agelbutovsk1
    agelbutovsk1 17 days ago

    you say "super" quite a lot... make sure you don't use fillers (a lot)... otherwise, your English is pretty good

    • KatChats
      KatChats  7 days ago

      Yikes I'll watch myself!

  • Onimain 2k
    Onimain 2k 18 days ago

    Ive lived in Finland my whole life and a bunch of this is bs no offense

  • Morbid Little Girl
    Morbid Little Girl 18 days ago

    Lol when I was in high school, we had heard something about vocational schools in other countries. We asked our teacher why we didn't have something like that (in the U.S) & he told us that in countries that have vocational schools, it you went to a vocational high school you could never change your mind later & go to university.

  • mä vaan
    mä vaan 19 days ago

    Huomasitko, että tossa sanot ett kaikki olis 7 ku koulu alkaa. Sit sanot sen olevan totta, mut kuitenkin selität kuinka se ei oo totta ja osa on kuus. Just joo! (You said that children are at the age of 7, when they start school. Then you tell it to be fact. After that you explain how it's not true! Like c'mon!)

    • KatChats
      KatChats  18 days ago

      ok :)

    • mä vaan
      mä vaan 19 days ago

      @KatChats It was about starting age. However that was ment to be some kind of joke too.

    • KatChats
      KatChats  19 days ago

      @mä vaan The year you turn 7 so depends on your bday but you will be 7 in first grade at some point xD

    • mä vaan
      mä vaan 19 days ago

      First text is in finnish. Then there's english so other people can read these too. Like if you're a finn.

  • Charles Burnham
    Charles Burnham 20 days ago

    A self-acknowledged brat. I love your honesty.

  • gyra cief
    gyra cief 20 days ago

    i wish my childhood back :,c

  • Zebhie
    Zebhie 20 days ago

    You take one big test at 9th grate that was (test speech and written test´s "normal test only written" part of them write from hearing [languages usual]. That give´s you big impact in your score´s for the last grate in highschool.

  • salman sadhr
    salman sadhr 21 day ago

    Lucky children....In India you will always be in hypertension and stress...all ur life... till you go to work...then you become slaves

  • J Man Es Man
    J Man Es Man 22 days ago

    So the higher education system is subsidized by the state??

  • Keena Duffy
    Keena Duffy 23 days ago

    I was interested in learning more so i took some notes then made a video about the Finnish education system, I compared it to my experience of education in Ireland. :)
    from what i've learned this education system seems incredibly beneficial

  • k d
    k d 24 days ago

    I think ure Jennifer Lawrence

  • PhantomVortex 63
    PhantomVortex 63 24 days ago

    We need these types of schools in the us, 13 year olds should not have to stay up to 3AM regularly to finish homework. 10-30 minutes is unheard of where I live. I just hope it gets better going into high school.

  • Mc Hobbit
    Mc Hobbit 25 days ago

    I think when they mean "tests" they are talking about tests in the sense of US state testing, which is quite frankly nuts. Even Elementary school children have entire days of JUST testing. I didn't have whole days of just testing and nothing else until...gosh, 9th grade. The thought of these little kids sitting at their desks filling out test bubbles (the way they test in America) all day, sometimes three days in a row just makes me sick. I have no idea how they manage to concentrate. They don't even have the attention span for this yet. We had dictation every week, math unit tests etc. but while the tests were regular, we only spent a short part of a day on them. I think this kind of testing is quite appropriate but young children shouldn't spend whole school days testing. Americans like to tell me that "Oh, it's not so bad" but as someone who didn't grew up with it, it sounds hellish.

  • Santtu Kähkönen
    Santtu Kähkönen 27 days ago

    Sorry but many of the facts in this video or not correct and are from a subjective from a special program view. Especially the options after 9th grade she lists are very inaccurate and limited

  • Absolum
    Absolum 28 days ago

    Korjatkaa toki jos olen väärässä mutta eikö yliopistoon pääsemiseksi vaadita yo-todistus?

  • IlianaBlue
    IlianaBlue 28 days ago

    really informative vid 👌🏻❤️

  • M. Imannul
    M. Imannul 29 days ago

    Wow, the system sounds amazing! In my country, Indonesia, the school is mandatory for 12 years. The design of every public school is almost like a prison. There are fences surrounding the school and the gates are all closed from the time the school starts until it ends. The school starts at 6.45 in the morning and ends at 2 or 3 p.m and there are 3-4 school guards per school making sure no students leave during those hours. Although, starting school at 6.45 a.m is not really a big deal since my country is Moslem majority and since Moslem do morning prayer at about 4.30 in the morning every day, most of us are already awake at 4 or 5. Also, there are lots of homework and exams which makes every student feel stressed because grades are a really big deal. Not only for the student but also for the family. It's not unusual that parents would talk with their coworkers about their children's grades and school performances. And they don't want to be known as the parent of a stupid kid. It has something to do with family pride or something

  • shimsbro19
    shimsbro19 29 days ago +1

    In Finland a child aged 15 is allowed to make their own choices in most cases. This includes leaving school, leaving the family home to live on their own etc. Mandatory exams is extremely hard to specify.

  • nikke
    nikke 29 days ago

    Meillä oli nyt ysiluokan lopussa visamattekoe jolla oli korkea vaikutus matikan numeroon. Jos siitä sai esim. Seiskan niin todistuksessakin on seiska.

  • maccifyme
    maccifyme Month ago +1

    Seems pretty similar to the Swedish school system

  • Christopher Foister
    Christopher Foister Month ago +1

    I’m in 8th grade in the US we start at 7:05 am and end at 1:45 pm and every year we take a standardized test called the SBA test for math and ELA (two tests for each subject) they set apart three hour class periods during testing for the test and they can go on for multiple days for each test for some people

  • JJL90
    JJL90 Month ago

    Most of the things said are somewhat correct. But Finland does have schools that are way better than others. The best school in Finland is a private school "Lahden yhteiskoulu", and the level of difference is huge.

    • JJL90
      JJL90 Month ago

      @Smakkable That being in primary school level. It ranks pretty high in Highschool level too, I think top 10 at least.

    • Smakkable
      Smakkable Month ago

      Never heard and im finnish😅 if anything aalto yliopisto is the one school everyone knows😄

  • kenrotheram
    kenrotheram Month ago

    International studies once showed that Finnish student performance was below average. The Government wanted improvement and sent educators around the world to see what worked in other countries. The government decided to abolish their selective system and grammar schools were replaced with comprehensive schools. The Government decided to have mixed ability classes with no streaming or setting.
    The Government introduced a law so that all children have a 15 minute break after 45 minutes of teaching. This prevents cognitive overload for pupils and teachers. Pupils value their frequent breaks and are reluctant to lose any through misbehaviour.
    The work ethic and discipline are excellent in Finnish primary and secondary classrooms and these allow good teaching and learning to be achieved. Teachers insist on quietness while the teacher is speaking. Pupils are also taught to respect each other. In primary schools a cuddly toy is given to a pupil and this allows only one pupil to speak in the discussion circle. The other pupils listen in silence and wait for their turn to speak.
    The Government sets out a curriculum that is short with only a few pages of text per subject. The curriculum is not overwhelming, leaving time in the year for teachers to plan local activities and test national innovations. The Government set out the number of hours of study per subject per year after a consultation process with teachers every ten years.
    The Government works with Universities to implement teacher training. Teacher training stresses the implementation of active learning strategies, problem solving, monitoring, feedback and the idea of the teacher as a researcher.
    ‘Class teachers’ are trained to teach pupils between the ages of 7 to 13. They teach all subjects (Finnish, Swedish, Maths, Music, PE, Art, RE, Science and English) in a mixed ability class with less than 20 pupils. They keep the same class from year to year and soon know the pupils that need extra support.
    Science is taught to very young pupils as environmental science. This allows the opportunity for outdoor education and integration with geography. The national curriculum for older primary pupils directs them to study the basic concepts of biology, physics and chemistry.
    ‘Subject teachers’ teach pupils aged 13+. Teachers on exchange visits comment that lessons are not drastically different to those in their countries and comment that Finnish teachers are not ‘super teachers’ but are very involved with individual pupil learning and pupil progress.
    Lessons have various activities with a focus on checking that learning has been successful. Teacher talk (passive learning) is balanced by active learning (e.g. reading, summarising, quizzes and questions from the textbook. Problem solving is also common and pupils work individually to solve the problem set. This could involve practical work). The Finnish lesson often ends with a short written test. Peer to peer discussions are sometimes used as this requires reflection about learning and a bright pupil is paired with a less able pupil. Each has to explain what they have learned in the lesson. Homework is very brief. Science theory lessons are balanced by practicals designed to encourage problem solving.
    Continuous assessment for an older secondary school pupil using a textbook involves a range of assessments:-
    1. Attendance and behaviour ...10%
    2. Homework ...20%
    3. Short tests at the end of each textbook chapter (one page of questions) ...30%
    4. An end of term test includes one question from each chapter (or an essay) and an extra ‘problem solving’ question. The latter is very difficult for pupils and it tests the ability to apply a concept in a novel situation ...40%.
    Teachers enjoy their jobs and few leave teaching. Girls and boys state they are very satisfied with their wellbeing in PISA studies. Finland is consistently towards the top in PISA tests for educational attainment.
    The Government approves science and mathematics textbooks for older pupils that have been tried and tested in schools. Textbooks have teacher guides and these provide lesson plans for teachers for every term. They also contain extension material, printouts and projects. Textbooks are supplemented with free internet material. Parents pay for these textbooks. Parents also pay for laptop computers for older pupils. These pupils do projects and research on the internet. Other pupils and the teacher comment critically on their progress at weekly presentations and a project may last for three weeks. It is assessed on a scale of 10 (excellent) to 4 (fail) by the teacher.
    The Government directs examination boards to set questions that assess the understanding of concepts and their application in novel situations rather than just factual recall. The application of knowledge (problem solving) is a higher order of skill in Blooms Taxonomy of Learning. There is a minimum reliance on multiple choice questions as these are viewed as only useful for testing factual recall. The possibility of guessing also reduces the reliability of this type of test.
    The Government introduced several layers of accountability. Pupils are made accountable to teachers through continuous assessment. Continuous assessment involves short tests periodically and end of term tests for all subjects. Copies of marked papers are sent home and parents have to sign a document to say they have read the report. Teachers input grades into a national database called WILMA. Teachers discuss pupil progress, behavioural problems and innovations with the headteacher every term. Parents can be invited to the school to discuss issues and the school psychologist and school social worker may be involved. The headteacher is made aware of their own school progress through external government tests. These do not occur every year for every school. Tests only examine a 10% sample of Finnish schools when pupils are 12 (end of primary school) and 15 (end of middle school). Pupils are informed of the test on the day and not before. For example English may be tested at 12 and Mathematics may be tested at 15. The school results are not published. The tests are designed to test whether pupils have reached a minimum standard rather than being designed to rank pupils. They give feedback as to how well the national curriculum is being implemented. Inspectors can visit and support a school if results are poor.
    The Government is now reviewing the curriculum to periodically introduce topics that require strategies which are needed in modern industry, such as working together, confidence with IT and creativity. It is compulsory to have one cross curricular project in each class in each year. Environmental studies are popular.
    The Government spends much less on education than many other countries despite having small class sizes and insisting that schools intervene quickly to support the less able in the classroom. They also provide free school meals and snacks. Schools also employ a psychologist and a social worker and these may be shared in rural areas. Finland does not have the enormous expense involved in SAT testing and the cost of hundreds of Government school inspectors. Finland does not have the huge costs involved for a national test in all subjects at 16. Parents pay for examination entries at 18.
    There are a few international private schools in cities in Finland. They follow the national curriculum and they are directly accountable to the Government.
    The results of continuous assessment are used at 15 (end of middle school) to decide whether a pupil will follow an academic route (58%) or a vocational route (42%). Counsellors meet with pupils to discuss their options. Borderline pupils can opt to take some nationwide examinations in a few subjects to try to improve their grade. This could allow them access to the academic route or to a very popular school in a city.
    Vocational studies include Technology and Transport, Business and Administration, Health and Social Services, Tourism, Catering and Home Economics, Culture, Natural Resources and Physical Education. Work experience is part of each course. 25% of the course is in the core curriculum subjects. Skills and a project are assessed by an evaluator.
    The first mandatory national examinations for ‘academic’ pupils are at the age of 18 (end of upper secondary) and these allow entry to a university. Continuous assessment grades from their school for the six subjects studied are also considered in applications. Some universities also set their own examinations.
    ‘Vocational’ pupils can opt to attend a polytechnic (University of Applied Sciences) or go into full time employment.
    The Government in Finland has abandoned the idea that the curriculum should be written by a University academic and a Government team and then sent out for approval. Instead the Government relies on many hundreds of teachers to input ideas. They comment on what actually works to promote learning. The curriculum is rewritten every ten years and this involves focus groups and national testing.
    Finland uses continuous assessment while many other countries use multiple SAT testing. Singapore has been an advocate of regular SAT testing to monitor and hopefully drive up results but has recently decided to abandon two statutory tests for young primary children and will stop two more tests at primary and two at secondary within the next three years. Singapore has been a world class leader with regard to PISA results but in 2015 there were 27 suicides among secondary pupils.

  • antell markus
    antell markus Month ago

    Finnish schools cannot handle their bullies so usually the bullied suffers a lot and have problems passing their grades. You don't see that in the media.

  • Ossi
    Ossi Month ago

    from 1-6th grades in finland one period is 45 minutes and in grades from 7-9th grade they were 75 minutes

  • u aint me
    u aint me Month ago

    im 23, dont remember taking any standarized test :o

  • Siri Termäs
    Siri Termäs Month ago

    Usually 9th grade there is one mandatory standardised test on one subject. When I was 16 we had English and the class before us had math. Oh boy, was I glad I wasn't one year older! Everyone in the country take the same test at the same time, not sure of that has changed but this is the latest news I have heard about this matter :)

  • Aino Hautamäki
    Aino Hautamäki Month ago

    Mandatory testing: Back in my teen days we already had a few nation wide mandatory tests, but they indeed had absolutely zero effect on your grade, AND we didn't study to them at all. We still took it seriously, as did our teacher, because (I suspect) it was done to see how well kids our age knew those things in general. If the results had been terrible, I'm sure they would have made, or at least proposed changes to the curriculum, teaching practices or something. So it was only a good thing.

    Group sizes: They TRY to keep them small, but it's not always possible to simply hire another specialized teacher, for example physics & chemistry, or English, so group size for a specific class in a very big school may end up being bigger until they can fix it. When I went to 7th grade and we changed to "more specialized" education where one teacher only taught one or two subjects, we were put into several groups: 7a, 7b etc, all the way to 7g, just so the group size would stay small enough, and our tutor (the person responsible for attendance, proper behavior, progress and well being of that group of students, even if they didn't teach them directly much at all) could manage and pay attention to each one better, individually. My tutor for example was my English teacher, and there was a time when we had no English classes for many months, so we never saw her face to face. She still kept tabs on us and listened to what other teachers said about our group.

    Length of school days: On the first few grades, 4-6 hours is normal, starting at any time between 8AM and 10AM. On 7th grade and beyond when all the subjects are being studied and a lot of things need to be taught, it's not uncommon to have a few months of 8 hour school days every day. But then again in the few following months you may have a few 4 hour days each week, and those 4 hours might be something like music, art, PE or whatever without much theory involved. They try to keep things balanced, but scheduling hundreds of students to teachers while keeping group sizes small isn't easy. When we had our random "crazy few months", teachers understood that we were tired at the end of the week during our last few hours of school, and took it easy, too. They left simpler or more fun things for those hours. Which was only possible because teachers are indeed given freedom to design their own classes here.

    Homework: I actually had more on 1st - 3rd grade than I did on 7th - 9th, because early on we practiced a lot of handwriting, crafting skills like using scissors and glue, drawing or coloring pictures of animals by hand, going out to the nature and collecting samples, checking the amount of rain and wind, etc. Things you can't learn in any other way than by observing and doing it in practice. On 7th-9th a lot had changed into theory, and most of our classes were like: "Now that we've gone through it and nobody has any questions, do the math problems on pages 31 and 32 before the next class. You can leave the classroom at 3:15PM. I'm going to make some phone calls." And we would just work alone, perhaps ask a fellow student if we didn't get something, and if we worked hard in what was left of the class, nothing was left as homework. If we were lazy and sat around, everything was left as homework that you needed to schedule and do before the next class. Lazy, "I don't want to do this today" students might have had a ton of homework piled up for one day. Then again we had nice teachers who often asked "Did you get a lot of homework today already? Oh, then I won't give you any this time." - Again assuming we paid attention and learned in class instead of behaving like a bunch of agitated monkeys.

  • Cubazcubar
    Cubazcubar Month ago +1

    Yes, if you don't pass the matriculation exams you will not graduate from high school.

  • Cubazcubar
    Cubazcubar Month ago +1

    There's plenty of homework starting from year one same with tests

  • Anke Eeckhout
    Anke Eeckhout Month ago

    Is it possible to go to an international school when you're 14(almost 15) or do you have a site or so,... cause I can't find anything xxx

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Month ago

      She went to the International school in vantaa

    • Anke Eeckhout
      Anke Eeckhout Month ago

      @KatChats which school does she go to

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Month ago

      Yes! My friend transferred to my school when she was 15 (so into 9th grade for us), you'd just have to contact the school directly !

  • R W
    R W Month ago

    Based on my understanding, I'd say that even if you would fail one of your high school final exams, you'd still might graduate if you got enough points from other exams. Let's say a student would get an L from Finnish (perfect score) but an I (failed) from English. They'd still might be able to graduate because the perfect grade would compensate the other one.

  • Chris.K
    Chris.K Month ago

    Wow half hour homework .In my country is 2 hour and in the last two years 8 hours basically you ready all the day

  • :D
    :D Month ago

    6:06 depends on school! Our math classes are separated, by ability for doing maths. I think it's good. We all learn same things, but with more time, if needed. I'm like in the fourth group, i'm not that smart, but my friend is in the first and sometimes they have already gone through all the things for that semester and they watch netflix or something 😂 kinda unfair, but at least everyone has time they need to learn.

  • Stanley P
    Stanley P Month ago

    U are beautifull

  • Aino Tirkkonen
    Aino Tirkkonen Month ago

    I lived a year in the US and there was more homework than in Finland📚 could the "standardized tests" be the "valtakunnalliset" in 9th grade?🤔 oh and there are middle school classes that are specialized in math or media so the people in them tend to be a little smarter🤓

    • Pineapple Gacha08
      Pineapple Gacha08 Month ago

      I'm from Finland and sometimes we don't have homework for a whole week

  • PörtsiMörtsi
    PörtsiMörtsi Month ago

    I speak finnish And my school is in finland

  • Olivia Riihimäki
    Olivia Riihimäki Month ago

    8:20 if you go to vocational school, it's a lot different from upper secondary school. After you graduate from vocational school you will have an occupation and you can actually go to work but after upper seconday you don't have an occupation so to get one you have to go to vocational school or university or university of applied sciences.

  • Techtical
    Techtical Month ago

    3:11 we are given homework all the way from first grade not nearly as much as somewhere like the U.S but still, what kind of rock has the person been living under who wrote that article

  • Jansku 1111
    Jansku 1111 Month ago

    We got homework already in preschool... (I'm from Finland)
    I did the PISA-test in junior high, but they don't do them every year...
    Standardized testing = ¿ylioppilaskokeet(graduate exam?)? (But those aren't mandantory...)
    And I also did the math exam in junior high, the one which was same in every school...
    And yes, you have to pass the exams to graduate high school
    My school usually started at 8:15

  • Stephan Pablo Bermejo Quiroga

    By the way, you KatChats are so cute. I love the way how you speak English and Finnish. It sounds cute for me. Good luck and congratulations for your channel

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Month ago

      Aww thank you so much :)

  • Stephan Pablo Bermejo Quiroga

    Everything is worthy as long as I can go to study in Finland and meet beautiful nice people there and their culture. Furthermore, it's really nice to know that all that one learns in science can experience it in a laboratory. It must be quite exciting for people who are eager to learn more about science of course. Likewise, it sounds good to learn more languages as Swedish and Finnish. It's like a whole new world.
    And at last but not least, the finnish girls look so beautiful. So I heard that when one feels more motivation and happiness, it's very easier to learn.

  • fck off
    fck off Month ago

    I live in the Philippines, and way back in my highschool we need to study from 7:30am-5:30pm. 11 subjects in total. and at least 7-8 subjects would give a homework that we need to submit the next morning. Quizzes are done almost every week, and we also have this what we call Quarterly Examinations that you need to pass and that’ll also determine your grades, and we have to do that for 10months per year. Ever since we have been taught that we need to get high grades, so children are forced to study not for knowledge and wisdom, but for them damn grades. I think everyone should learn from 🇫🇮

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Month ago

      Yikes! Yeah I studied in Singapore for a semester (university though) and I could really see the work ethic was out of this world and something I've never seen before. Sounds super intense!

  • vnla
    vnla Month ago

    both my wig and my childhood have been snatched

  • terzizzas contortion

    In elementary school we did standardized math tests

  • terzizzas contortion

    My concentration and attention span makes my homework take at least 2h at most 4h

  • Existing in music
    Existing in music Month ago +10

    I like how in Finland the education is very equal, there’s no “better schools”, no private schools, and no advanced classes. I think this is very psychologically healthier for all the students because when you segregate students into “better schools” and “more advanced” classes, it causes those students to develop a superiority complex and the students who are in “bad schools” and “easy classes” develop an inferiority complex.
    A young student’s mind is sensitive, it’s very easy for a student to develop an unhealthy mindset about themselves when they see themselves be excluded from the others simply because they are a little slow. In reality the students who “performed badly” in school just needed a little extra time and had they had the confidence they lacked due to the segregation of “better” students from the “bad students”, they would of probably started performing just as well.
    The U.S. along with many worldwide schools have yet to value and understand how important it is to have an education system that works well with young minds.
    When I have kids I’m moving to Finland.

    • sakuranchovy
      sakuranchovy Month ago +1

      me too i think will moving there for my kids 😂

  • And I oop-
    And I oop- Month ago

    in my school our day starts at 7.55 and ends at 13.50 everyday for the three years of ylä-aste (idk what that is in english ok)

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Month ago

      Oh wow that's quite early!

  • Mai 3
    Mai 3 Month ago

    We started at 4 already. Even till now I haven't learn shit from the American school system. Is very corrupted and that's a FACT!

  • j and v vids 1
    j and v vids 1 Month ago

    shit are schools are basically prisons

  • Hicham Ballouz
    Hicham Ballouz Month ago

    you're awesome thank you for the information :)

  • Mighty Corgi
    Mighty Corgi Month ago

    I'm moving to Finland

    • h4ppii 64
      h4ppii 64 Month ago

      Mighty Corgi me too take me with you

  • Nati
    Nati Month ago

    hahhahahahah i started school when i was 4

  • Whoami
    Whoami Month ago

    These aren’t so much different from swedish school ”rules”... so why are swedish schools so bad on the international list?

  • Park Jimin
    Park Jimin Month ago

    I wish I could be a transfer student :'(

  • Mira Kangas-Hynnilä

    About the practical sience things there's definitely no 16 students thing cause there is only like 13 students in my class...

  • Samplays gaming
    Samplays gaming Month ago

    Finnish school system sucks its just horrible

  • Woeschhuesli
    Woeschhuesli Month ago

    For comparison in Switzerland (can depend on canton you live in):
    Kindergarten became mandatory around 20 years ago, now, age 5/6, there were never more than 15 kids in the group, usually that then divided into older/younger kids, they play and practice social skills.
    First grade from the school year you turn 7. Once a 28th kid is registered it's mandatory to split a class, my kids never had more than 22 kids in a class. Many schools now have combined classes of 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th or 1st/2nd/3rd and 4th/5th/6th with some hours only for the individual years and others all together. Kids are expected to walk to kindergarten and school on their own and all schools are local (obvs except private schools), so more learning of social skills. School hours can be 7:25-11:50 and 13:25-15:20 but everyone has Wednesday afternoon off for sports, music, leisure, play... and most primary schools have an additional 1-2 afternoons free, too. No more school on Saturdays since about the late 1990s. Most have 20-30 mins homework in primary school, up to an hour in secondary, but some schools are stopping homework and/or grades, especially at primary level.
    From primary school, kids move on to secondary school for 3 years, 9th grade is the end of compulsory schooling (so aged 15/16 depending when your birthday is). Either in the 8th or 9th grade you can take the entrance exam in German, French and maths to get into the more academic grammar school (Kantonsschule) which is 4 years to do the matriculation exam (Matura) in 13 subjects entitling you to enter a university or polytechnic of your choice. Those who do not get into grammar school (70-80%) do a 3-4 year apprenticeship - those who have better grades might do administrative/business apprenticeships in banks and offices, the whole range of jobs like crpenter, electrician, plumber etc. right down to apprenticeships in shops: there is practically no casual labour, even the person selling you shoes will have done a 3 year apprenticeship in shoe-selling. We have a highly-qualified workforce overall, with a well-grounded education and emphasis on practical skills. If you want to go back to school you can take a pretty tough exam (Berufsmatura) to achieve a higher level or managerial skills, or another year (Passerelle) to go on to university. Or go to adult education to take the Matura for university entrance.
    I grew up in the English system and also the international school IB system, while my kids attended Swiss schools. Pros and cons to everything.

  • dRaXuS01
    dRaXuS01 Month ago

    Education in finland - 30 mins of homework tops, America - 3 hrs+ (i dont know the stats for asia)

  • Month ago

    American kids be like 30 minutes of homework haaa I have 3 projects due and my finals start tommorow

    Pls help that isn't a joke

  • RoRo Zorro
    RoRo Zorro Month ago

    English is your 2nd language , how many others you know ? That’s saying something of Finnish education system ! 🔥👏👏

  • RoRo Zorro
    RoRo Zorro Month ago

    Tell this to dumb conservatives in USA who are destroying our education system