IST Curriculum: Allocation of subject lessons

 

List of compulsory courses First stage of study

Grades 1-3

Second stage of study

Grades 4-6

Third stage of study

Grades 7-9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1) Language of instruction (English) 5 7 7 5 3 3 2 2 2
2) Literature         2 2 2 2 2
3) Estonian as second language 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
4) Foreign language A (German; also French and/or Russian language on demand)     3 3 3 3 3 3 3
5) Mathematics 3 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 4
6) Natural science 1 1 1 2 2 3 2    
7) Geography             1 2 2
8) Biology             1 2 2
9) Chemistry             1 1 2
10) Physics               2 2
11) History         1 2 2 2 2
12) Human studies + 1 1 1 1 1   1 1  
13) Civics and citizenship education           1   1 1
14) Music 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1
15) Art 1.5 1.5 1.5 1 1 1 1 1 1
16) Crafts, manual training, domestic studies and technology studies 1.5 1.5 1.5 1 2 2 2 1+1 2
17) Physical education 3 3 2+1 3 3 2+1 2 2 2
The total number of lessons per week 20 23 25 25 28 30 30 32 32