We offer a fully international curriculum which meets global standards and prepares students for 21st century challenges and opportunities.
Our curriculum was approved by the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, the executive agency for the Ministry of Education and Research, in 2018 and 2020.
Year 1 - Year 5
Science, History, Geography, Art, Design & Technoloy, Society, International, Food Technology
Year 6 - Year 8
Science, History, Geography, Art,
ICT & Computing, International, Technology
Norwegian A or B
Year 9 - Year 10
* Student choose between English Literature and Spanish Foreign Language.
** Students choose two of these subjects.
Our curriculum in action: Fairgrounds (Year 4)
The Fairground unit is a good example of our curriculum in action. It demonstrates the interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons. Students apply a range of disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, art and English in contexts that make connections between school and the wider world.
At the end of the unit, the students invited their parents to visit to learn more about their process and see the results. They made this short video to document the experience.
Cambridge IGCSE - A guide for parents
This factsheet gives parents an overview of Cambridge IGCSE, the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
School Year 2020-2021
born 2017 - Birralee Kindergarten
born 2016 - Birralee Kindergarten
born 2015 - Birralee Kindergarten
born 2014 - Year 1
born 2013 - Year 2
born 2012 - Year 3
born 2011 - Year 4
born 2010 - Year 5
born 2009 - Year 6
born 2008 - Year 7
born 2007 - Year 8
born 2006- Year 9
born 2005 - Year 10
Year 1 - Year 7
08:30-14:30 6 lessons (45 minutes)
Year 8 - Year 10
08:30-15:00 7 lessons (45 minutes)
Lessons per week
Number of lessons per week (in units of 45 minutes).
Qualifications Teaching Staff
What's next: High School
After finishing Year 10 at Birralee, students are ready to:
apply to start their A-levels at an international school abroad
apply to join Year 1 of Norwegian High School (VGS)
apply to immediately join Year 2 of Norwegian High School. The international programme at Kathedral Skole in Trondheim considers accepting students if they have received grades A or B in IGCSE exams in Mathematics, Natural sciences and English. More info about this can be found on their website.