Secondary programs

Year 7-10 Programs

The Framework is built around 7 subject groups that provide each student with a broad and balanced choice of subjects in every year of the program. Six of these groups provide a foundation of knowledge in the traditional subject disciplines (Language A, Language B, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts) while the seventh, namely Physical Education, is a vital component in the holistic education of each student.

In addition to this basic structure, students are required to participate in the PSHE programme in Years 7-10 to support their personal development, while each student in Years 7-10 is placed in the most appropriate Norwegian couurse to satisfy national requirements.

Pre-IB Program

Students study 6/7 academic subjects concurrently; students are required to study English, Mathematics, a Humanities subject, a Science and a Second Language.

In addition students will study Physical Education as well as 3 courses intended to further prepare them for the IB Diploma Program, namely IB Prep, Introduction to Economics and C(A)S. IB Prep is a course in critical thinking as well as study and research skills. Introduction to Economics is a short course designed to give students an insight into the nature of a subject not previously studied. C(A)S is a project centred course to prepare students for the CAS component of the IB Diploma Programme.

IB Diploma Program

The six academic subjects are studied concurrently. At least three subjects but not more than four are taken at higher level, while the others are standard level; HL courses consist of about 240 teaching hours, SL courses about 150 hours. Students are thus able to explore some subjects in depth and others more broadly, a deliberate compromise between the early specialisation of some national systems and the breadth found in others.

In addition, all students must complete a 4,000 word research paper on a topic of their choice (Extended Essay); participate in at least 150 hours of Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) and fulfil the requirements of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course.

IB in Brief

The aim of the IB Diploma programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

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Secondary curriculum frameworks

Years 7 - 10

SUBJECT

LESSONS PER WEEK

GROUP

English

5

Group 1

Mathematics

5

Group 5

French/Spanish/EAL/SfL

4

Group 2

Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

4

Group 4

Humanities (History and Geography)

4

Group 3

Arts (Visual Arts, Music and Theatre Arts)

4

Group 6

PE

4

Group 7

PSHE

1

All

Norwegian A,B,C, D

4

National Requirement

 

PRE-IB
A.            Required Subjects

1

English A or B

5

2

Mathematics

5

3

Physical Education

4

4

IB Prep and Intro Economics

2

5

History or

Geography

4

4

B.            Option Choices

Block 1

Norwegian A

4

Norwegian B

4

Study

4

Block 2

Biology

4

Physics

4

Study

4

Block 3

Visual Arts

4

Chemistry

4

Study

4

Block 4

Theatre Arts

4

French/Spanish (select one)

4

Study

4

Block 5

C(A)S

3

English B or Mathematics Support

3

IB Diploma Program

SUBJECT CHOICES
(dependent on reasonable demand)

HIGHER
LEVEL

 

STANDARD
LEVEL

 

Group 1

English Literature

 

 

Language A1

English Language and Literature

 

 

 

Norwegian Literature

 

 

 

Self-taught Language A

NA

 

Group 2

 

 

 

Language B + Ab Initio

English B

 

 

 

French B

 

 

 

Norwegian B

 

 

 

Spanish B

 

 

 

Language Ab Initio (French, German, or Spanish)

 NA

 

Group 3

 

 

 

Study of Man in Society

History

 

 

 

Economics

 

 

 

Geography

 

 

Group 4

 

 

 

Experimental Sciences

Chemistry

 

 

 

Biology

 

 

 

Physics

 

 

Group 5

 

 

 

Mathematics

Mathematics HL

 

NA

 

Mathematics SL

 NA

 

 

Mathematical Studies

 NA

 

Group 6

 

 

 

Other Options

Visual Arts

 

 

 

Elective from 1-4

 

 



NA = Not available/applicable