After comprehensive school education
Young people who have completed comprehensive school can:
- increase their comprehensive school grades in voluntary additional basic education
- complete a year of pre-vocational preparatory education (VALMA)
- continue their studies at a vocational college
- continue their studies at a general upper secondary school
- combine general upper secondary education leading to the Finnish matriculation examination and a vocational upper secondary qualification (a double qualification)
For more information on studies after comprehensive school, see here.
Voluntary additional basic education (year 10)
After comprehensive school, a young person can apply for one school year of voluntary additional basic education, the so-called year 10. During year 10, students study the same subjects as at the comprehensive school (shared and optional subjects) along with pre-vocational preparatory subjects, and have periods of work experience. Students can also improve their comprehensive school grades.
For more information about year 10, see here.