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Berg Videregående Skole. IB World School. International Baccalaureate Organisation. A recognized leader in the field of international education. A non-profit, mission-driven foundation. Offers three challenging programmes for pupils aged 3 to 19. Aims of an IB education.

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international baccalaureate organisation
International Baccalaureate Organisation
  • A recognized leader in the field of international education.
  • A non-profit, mission-driven foundation.
  • Offers three challenging programmes for pupils aged 3 to 19.
aims of an ib education
Aims of an IB education
  • To develop internationally minded people
  • To recognize our shared humanity and guardianship of the planet
  • To create a better and more peaceful world
what makes the diploma programme special
What makes the diploma programme special?
  • A rigorous two year pre-university course that leads to examinations, for motivated secondary school students.
  • Well over ½ million graduates since 1970 and 2307 authorised schools today.
  • Available in English, French, Spanish
  • Well recognised by the world’s leading universities.
the learner profile
The Learner Profile
  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
what is in the curriculum
What is in the curriculum?
  • Six subject groups together with a core made up of three separate parts.
  • Normally three subjects are studied at higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours).
  • Three subjects are studied at standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours).
  • All three parts of the core are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.
what are the core requirements
What are the core requirements?
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Extended essay
  • Creativity, Action, Service
what is tok
What is TOK?
  • An interdisciplinary course designed to:
  • provide coherence by exploring the nature of knowledge across disciplines
  • encourage an appreciation of other cultural perspectives
extended essay
Extended Essay
  • A piece of independent research work

in a subject of your choice

on a topic of your choice

  • Length between 3500 and 4000 words
  • Start in January of the first year
  • Finish in December of the second year
  • Help provided by a supervisor
creativity action service cas
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
  • The school’s CAS programme encourages students to be involved in
  • artistic pursuits
  • sports
  • community service work

to increase students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena.

how are students assessed
How are students assessed?

At the end of the two-year programme, students are assessed bothinternallyand externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject.


70% External examinations in May

internally written

externally assessed

30% Internal assessment

core requirements


Extended essay

Essay 1200-1600 words

Oral presentation

Log Book

Self evaluation essay

Essay 3500-4000 words

Core requirements
ib diploma
  • Min 24 points
  • CAS completed
  • E.Essay passed
  • TOK passed
norwegian requirements
Norwegian Requirements

Generell Studiekompetanse:

  • Further Study in Norway
  • Money from Lånekasse

Diploma/20 points

Qualification in Norwegian:

  • Norwegian in the Diploma
  • Bergenstest
application process
Application Process
  • Obtain and fill in an application form
  • Explain your reasons for applying
  • Send your most recent school grades
  • Send a letter of recommendation
  • Send in an application to