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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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Berg videreg ende skole

Berg Videregående Skole

IB World School

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

    DEADLINE is 1 MARCH 2013