​ACADEMICS

Our Curriculum

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.

Maths
English
Science, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, ICT, Music, Gym, Religion and Ethics 
Norwegian or 
Adapted Norwegian for beginners
Year 1 - Year 5
Maths
English
Science, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, ICT, Music, Gym, Religion and Ethics
Norwegian or 
Adapted Norwegian for beginners
Year 6 - Year 8
IGCSE Core subjects:
  1. Maths
  2. English Language
  3. English Literature
  4. Science
  5. History
  6. Global Perspectives
  7. Physical Education
Plus two additional
subjects by choice:
  • Music
  • Design & Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Computer Science
Norwegian or 
Adapted Norwegian for beginners
Year 9 - Year 10
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.

Cambridge IGCSE - A guide for parents

Cambridge IGCSE - Guía para los padres (español)

Cambridge IGCSE - Guida per i genitori (italiano)

Cambridge IGCSE - Um guia para os pais (português)

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.

School Year 2019-2020

born 2016 - Birralee Kindergarten

born 2015 - Birralee Kindergarten

born 2014 - Birralee Kindergarten

born 2013 - Year 1

born 2012 - Year 2

born 2011 - Year 3

born 2010 - Year 4

born 2009 - Year 5

born 2008 - Year 6

born 2007 - Year 7

born 2006 - Year 8

born 2005- Year 9

born 2004 - Year 10

School Day

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. 

Birralee International School Trondheim 

+47 73 87 02 60

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