The preparatory year (the Pre–Diploma Program year) mainly comprises studies which are in accordance with the Finnish national programme, with the distinction that many of the compulsory courses are taught in English to familiarize the students with the vocabulary and terminology of each subject area. In addition to the compulsory courses, there still remains room for the students’ own interests and it is advisable that the students take benefit from this opportunity. The students take courses from the school curriculum so that they have a minimum of 28 courses during the pre-DP year. In order to familiarize the students with the actual IB studies the pre-DP year will include guiding to IB Diploma Programme requirements, CAS and TOK.
The students who have successfully completed the preparatory year’s studies are accepted to the Diploma Programme.