The Secondary School programmes of study builds on the firm foundations established in the Primary School and begins to prepare students for post-16 education. All programmes of study centre around guiding statements that open up and develop learning skills, subject knowledge, concepts, contexts and ideas.
The programme of study is designed to inspire learning whilst helping students to develop the skills and the understanding necessary to meet the demands of post-16 education. This is complemented by a range of activities offering an emphasis on student well-being.
The Secondary School years are also a time when young people are exploring who they are and how they fit into the world. Naturally, they want to increase their level of independence, especially that relating to their own decision making. Teachers work in partnership with parents to guide each student through this phase of his/her life, with both patience and understanding.
We also believe a commitment to service during this phase of life is important and encourage our students to serve their local community through a variety of activities and a service project. This part of our curriculum helps students to adopt a positive outlook on life, encourages them to consider other communities, to develop their leadership skills and to start formulating their personal aspirations for the future.
We also recognise the rapidly changing role of technology in our world and this stage of learning is a vital time for our students to become skilled in its use and as a tool for learning.
BISS Schools follow the Norwegian intake system. Students are placed according to the calendar year they were born.
For the academic year 2022/23, the year groups are as follows:
Middle Years Department- For children born in
- 2006 - Middle Years 5 (Gausel only)
- 2007 - Middle Years 4
- 2008 - Middle Years 3
- 2009 - Middle Years 2
- 2010 - Middle Years 1
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
We encourage students to join extra-curricular activities both at school and across the local community. Stavanger offers a wide choice of sporting, musical and cultural activities for students of this age. Joining these organisations helps students to integrate and provides the opportunity for them to practise and develop language fluency in Norwegian. Additionally, we encourage our students to become actively involved in organising and supporting events in school that foster international-mindedness.