The Swedish 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
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 students.
Typical subjects in a Swedish high school include: Physics,
Drawing, Language & Literature, Math, Geography, Computer Science,
English, Biology, Physical Education, History, Music, and Chemistry.
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