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Ressu Upper Secondary School

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Ressu Upper Secondary School (Finnish: Ressun lukio) is a school located in central Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 1891, Ressu is one of the oldest Finnish speaking schools and considered to be one of the most prestigious schools in Finland. Ressu is one of the most difficult upper secondary schools to gain entry to in Finland, with admission typically requiring grade point averages above 9.3 on the Finnish scale of 4.0 (the lowest) to 10.0 (the highest). Students in Ressu have a reputation of moving onto illustrious careers in further education, in a range of top universities both in Finland and abroad. The current principal is Ari Huovinen from Helsinki.
History
The school was founded in 1891 at which time it was called Helsingin Suomalainen Realilyseo (the Helsinki Finnish Real Lyceum), at which point it only taught male students. The teaching concentrated on broadening the previously strict and narrow subject areas, that were held mostly in Latin, to also include other languages as well as a selection of sciences. Gradually the school's name changed. In 1914 it became "Helsingin Suomalainen Lyseo," and in 1950, due to pressure from the school's Swedish-speaking minority, it was changed to simply "Helsingin Lyseo." When governorship of the school transferred from the Republic of Finland to the city of Helsinki in 1977, the school was told to choose a name based on its geographic location. However, due to large-scale student campaigning, the school was officially named after its long-standing nickname: Ressun lukio.
Campus
The campus of Ressu Upper Secondary School consists of a single building in central Helsinki. It is situated on Lönnrotinkatu, across the road from the Old Church of Helsinki. The building is divided into four floors, with the lowest floor lacking dedicated classrooms and instead hosting other facilities for students, such as the school's cafeteria "Papa Huovinen's" (facetiously named after the school's principal), the school's library, two computer rooms, and the offices of the school's doctors.
Curriculum
Ressun lukio offers the Finnish upper comprehensive programme held in Finnish, as well as the English IB Diploma Programme since 2002. Their first IB graduates graduated in 2005. About 120 of the 700 students are in the IB section, and the rest are taught in Finnish. The International Baccalaureate students tend to continue their education in Higher Education abroad, typically the United Kingdom and the United States. Students of the International Baccalaureate in Ressu have the option to study the following subjects: Group 1 (Language A): English A Literature, English A Language and Literature, Finnish A Literature (or a self-taught language A literature) Group 2 (Language B): Finnish, French (or another language A from group 1) Group 3 (Human Sciences): History, Psychology Group 4 (Experimental Sciences): Biology, Chemistry, Physics Group 5 (Mathematics): Math HL, Math SL, Math Studies SL Group 6 (Electives...   ... (English)
Ressu-Gymnasium - Deutsch -> English  
Lycée Ressu - Français -> English  
Ressun lukio - Suomalainen -> English  
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