1) Short school time:
Unlike the schedule of the rest of the world having load of class hours. In Finland there are usually 3 to 4 class periods of different subjects in a day with proper breaks in between so that both the teacher and students can be refreshed for the next class. Unlike the rest of the world where classes start very early in the morning disturbing the sleep of kids. Finland have scheduled at 9am and the day ends at 2 O'Clock in the afternoon. So that students have more time for other activities like sports and other activities.
2) Focus on Learning more than tests:
In the rest of the world either it be US, UK, Canada or Australia grading and tests are quite an important part of the educational system to judge a student. Though grading is there in Finland as well. But it is not too much stressed or pressurized. Both students and teachers have freedom to implement curriculum to their knowledge and skills. Basically focus on the learning principle, they don’t only enforce their knowledge on the students by conducting the long boring lectures.
3) Less homework burden:
Finland is in fact the country in the world where there is the least homework for the students and they focus on more participation of students in the classroom. Therefore, teachers give more attention towards students in the class, and for which they are paid well too, indeed more than any other developed country in the world.
Less homework means students get the opportunity to learn other daily routine work like sewing, washing, cooking and other household work.
Finnish students don’t take home tutions, the fully focus in the class work and hence they are in fact among the top achievers around the globe.
4) Thin strength in the class:
Finland is the country having the least number of students per class. On average there are 20 students in a class compared to an average of 35 to 40 students in other countries around the world. Less number of students in a class means teacher can give maximum attention to each individual. In some developed nations there fully loaded classes comprising 60 to 65 students hence lowering the standard of education and increasing more of war of competition rather than a healthy sign of that.
5) More in depth curriculum:
Finnish curriculum is based on detailed study of the topics rather than more quantity of them. Let's for example if in US the topics taught to an student annually are 18, so on the contrary in Finland per year there would be 4 topics taught to the students, but they will do in depth study of those topics with proper research. This is the reason why they are not stressed with studies and learn it with fun. Therefore they do more new experiments and researches, making them most successful students in the world.
They give room to the students to learn as much as they can, rather than compete for just gaining good grades; which is the general trend in the educational system of other countries.