The curriculum places an emphasis on transversal competences in the instruction of subjects. These competences are based on different perspectives. Study, working life and active citizenship require a command of different knowledge and skills as well as competences in combining these. Each subject promotes transversal competence skills. The aims set for transversal competences include thinking and learning-to-learn, interaction and expression skills, and multi literacy, which is the ability to produce and interpret variety of different texts.
Transversal competences also include managing daily life and taking care of oneself. Other aims of transversal competences are cultural competence, interaction and self-expression, ICT competence, working life competence and entrepreneurship as well as participation, involvement and building a sustainable future.