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Upper Secondary Distance Learning

What exactly is upper secondary distance learning?

Upper secondary distance learning is a new initiative in self-instruction. It provides you with a means of completing the entire upper secondary school syllabus or just single courses if

  • regular upper secondary or night school isn't convenient, or
  • you need to increase your knowledge in academic subjects.

Upper secondary distance learning gives you a chance to study at your own pace, irrespective of where you live or the time of day or year. You can complete the entire upper secondary school syllabus or just part of it. If you wish you can study towards the matriculation examination or just take some of the tests. The examinations are administered by a distance learning institution of your choice.

Who is eligible for upper secondary distance learning?

Upper secondary distance learning is open to all holders of a comprehensive school or comparable school leaving certificate irrespective of their home area, including

  • young people and adults
  • business people
  • the employed
  • the unemployed
  • part-time students
  • students supplementing their general education
  • young people and adults studying international affairs, foreign languages, networking etc.

What does distance learning involve?

When you decide to start distance learning, you first register at one of the schools taking part in the project. The principal and study counsellor of the school will help you to choose your courses and subjects and put together a study plan. At this stage you can also discuss your needs and how best to fulfil them. Your distance learning institution will recommend study materials (textbooks, radio and TV programmes, educational tapes, and web sites). Study counselling in each subject will be provided by the subject teachers.

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