state school system comprises compulsory school and various types of voluntary
schooling. Compulsory school includes compulsory basic school, school for
the Saami people of Northern Sweden.
Swedish students attend three years of high school, beginning at the
age of 16. The school year is divided into two semesters, and students can
tailor their schedules toward various majors. Most students who wish to
continue their studies in a university choose to focus on economics, natural
sciences, social sciences, or technology.
School is generally held from 8 am to 3 or 4 pm Monday through Friday.
In contrast to their American counterparts, however, Swedish students do
not usually have the same classes every day. Moreover, Swedish students
tend to take responsibility for their own studies. This means that you will
be expected to do quite a bit of preparation for your classes so that you
may take part in the class discussions.
Unlike in most European countries, school lunches are free for all
Typical subjects in a Swedish high school include: Physics, Drawing,
Language & Literature, Math, Geography, Computer Science, English, Biology,
Physical Education, History, Music, and Chemistry. Student Exchange
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