The Finnish education system
In Finland, comprehensive basic education lasts 9 years. Children start school at the age of 7 and the first 6 years they are taught most of their subjects by one teacher. During grades 7-9 (age 12-15 years), students start learning with different teachers for different subjects. In total, there are more than 20 subjects. The Finnish educational system doesn't have any mandatory, high-stake national tests and the latest curriculum puts a strong emphasis on transversal skills and teaching multi-disciplinary learning modules.