Upper Secondary Diploma
Upper secondary studies consist of mandatory, specialisation and applied courses as well as the matriculation examinations as defined by the national curriculum. A student must complete at least 10 specialisation courses.
Upper Secondary courses prepare students for the matriculation examination held at the end of their studies. In addition to the Finnish matriculation examination, students can take part in the Cambridge International AS or A level exams. The Cambridge International preparatory courses are integrated into our upper secondary curriculum. A student may complete AS or A level examinations in a single subject or the AICE diploma.
At the end of Upper secondary studies, students receive a general upper secondary school certificate as well as a matriculation examination certificate. Additionally, a student may receive an AS or A level certificate. The Finnish matriculation examination provides eligibility to participate in further studies at higher education institutions in Finland and abroad. As a general rule, it is possible to apply to foreign higher education institutions with Cambridge AS and A levels, however they do not provide general eligibility for entry into Finnish institutions.
Kulosaari Upper Secondary School's curriculum has been formulated so that a student can complete their studies in three years. A student can take a maximum of four years to complete their studies, however unnecessary delays are not recommended.