exactly one year ago sent Isaac, Iris and Erik in their applications to the high school. In the day they go on three different programs at Nacka gymnasium. DN hits them after school to talk about how they today look at the period when for the first time were forced to think about his future.
this week draws student association, the annual contest started in their school. The contest is to keep their identity anonymous for as long as possible – and to reveal the others identity. Therefore, we have agreed not to disclose the students ' last name in the article.
gone over half a year in high school, they have first a little difficult to recall how it was that last time in elementary school when they would make their choice. Despite the fact that there was so much talk at the time, the high school quickly become their new everyday life.
For Iris and Isaac was awakened thoughts of high school started already in the eighth grade when they visited the Gymnasiemässan. Where were the most of the intense marketing and the schools that tried to attract students into the stands with the candy.
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– the Fair gave not so much, but I still got a small picture of what it was all about. It had been in ninth grade that I went there the first time so I would've probably been more stressed out, " says Isaac.
on the Gymnasiemässan in eighth grade. He had three older syrror who early on began to nag at him about high school.
" Then I went to the fair in ninth grade and thought shit, there are so many high schools? he says.
most people knew which line they would go, but not in the school.
high schools so even students with a lot of brochures in the mailbox. The choice was also a topic that was discussed eagerly classmates in between.
"What you talked about so slipped always into professional groups in any way," says Erik.
" I didn't recognize myself in any of my buddies. No one would go the same route as I, in all cases not among my girlfriends. So I had no advantage of it, " says Iris.
" For me it was pretty good. It was a classmate who told us about the school where I started first. Then I changed the school, so maybe it was not so good anyway ... " says Isaac, and laughs.
– Which program I would choose the low pretty much on myself. But which school I would choose, it was quite a lot of talk about with your friends. Most people knew which line they would go, but not in the school, " says Erik.
that almost all started in Nacka gymnasium, though on slightly different lines.
liaising with the student counsellor, ”syven”, at the high school gave them not so much. Iris and Isaac, the schools recorded all the nines into a personal meeting. It became the most comprehensive information about great sites and programs that were available to search. No more personal discussions about what they were interested in, how you thought of the future and which program could suit.
Erik went to a high school that did not even have any counselors.
the School was more or less a disaster. Five principals were replaced while I was there. We had to manage professional groups themselves, " he says.Isaac, Iris and Erik. Photo: Hampus Andersson
– My pears were pretty chill. They were not to me very much, but wanted enough to just let me go my way without affecting me too much. But if I asked about something so crowded, " says Iris.
" It was about the same with mine. They let me completely choose for himself. It was not so much the requirements, they just wanted to help me for that I would have options later. A little pushande it was enough that I would visit the open houses at the schools, " says Isaac.
" My parents probably wanted to really help me, but I like to think for yourself and do things at my own pace, for then I know that it will be exactly as I want. But they were still pretty good at all the time ask me about how I thought and felt. They helped me a little bit, but in the end it was an independent choice. And that I am happy, " says Erik.
had serious concerns that seek to-test program. Instead fell slutvalet on the nature of Erik and technology for Iris.
" I think probably my parents, especially my mother, wanted me to go esthete, as I am the one in the family who mostly draws and plays music. But I chose math instead, " says Erik.
I agree on much with the music, but find out that it is enough that I have music at leisure. Then I'd rather a program where I get to learn something fundamental for the future, " says Iris.
Isaac, in turn, searched and went-test program with the focus of the media in a different secondary school from the beginning, but I understood after a few days he did not come to the right place.
"I was probably a bit skoltrött when I searched and think about the media, but felt that it was enough to stick with it at your leisure," he says.
Within a month managed to Isaac instead get a place on the co-behavior at Nacka gymnasium. He had heard much good about the program and a classmate from ninth grade went to school and thought it was good.
"Without his recommendation I probably had not dared to take a chance again," says Isaac.
" I thought most probably that this is three years of my life, so I don't want to waste them on the stress to break me. I wanted to study something that is fun. But even if I don't want to start studying directly after high school so I also want to have a good university, " says Iris.
" Many people became stressed out that they would not have enough points to get in on what they wanted, especially the girls. For my part, I am pretty sure that my merit points would be enough for what I wanted to go, " says Erik.
– However, I could be a little stressed out over choosing the wrong, or over to end up with people that I don't want to be with.
Isaac was a little stressed about what meritpoängen for the different programs would end up at.
– It can vary a lot from year to year, which made me unsure. I came in on it, I searched with the margin, " says Isaac.
Sometimes it can be a bit grabbigt and macho. All of our class are about as good, but the guys always want to prove themselves the best.
that is very dominated by guys. In her class is the only five girls out of 32 students. She don't think so much on it but still think it is better with a majority of guys than vice versa.
– There is not much drama. Girls can overreact to things and get stressed much more in the school and compare themselves with others. So it is not in my class now, all running their own race without comparing themselves with each other. It is more relaxed.
– Sometimes it can be a bit grabbigt and macho. All of our class are about as good, but the guys always want to prove themselves the best, " she says.
Isaac is the same location fixed, on the contrary. Sam-the behavior is a line that is dominated by girls. In Isaac's class is the four guys on the 32 students.
" I think not so much on it and think it works well. It can be harder to find any guy to be tight with when we are so few. It is a bit disappointing, but not a major problem. You must be able to adapt, " he says.
that is the most ”equal” programme in Sweden when it comes to gender. It think he is nice.
– You get the best of both worlds. Not so much girls that it becomes drama, or enough guys for it to be a machostämning. It is like pouring acid in a base, as we did in the chemistry of the day, " he says.
" I thought enough that I will have quite easy to get a job just because I am a girl, when companies want to balance their stats between the sexes. But I have not had any exact idea on what I want to do, " says Iris.
"If I succeed with it I would be happy to be röntgenläkare or psychiatrists," says Erik. But it's incredibly difficult to get into medical school. It would probably be via the test in this case. Otherwise I can probably work with a bit of everything.
" I see more sam-the behavior of a broad undergraduate education. In the long term, I would probably want to end up in the entertainment industry in any way, type to become a presenter or actor. It is where I stand right now, but it can be changed, " says Isaac.
Erik. Photo: DN
the Iris. Photo: DN
Isaac. Photo: DN