The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students aged 16 – 19 for success at university and life beyond. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two year programme. Skagerak International School is committed to attracting highly motivated students with a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn.
Skagerak International School is open to students who meets the requirements to enter state schools in Norway in accordance with § 3-1 of the Education Act (Opplæringslova) and have successfully completed 11 years of education such as Vg1 Studieforberedende, Foundation year/year 11, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme or an equivalent programme.
For the start of school in August, the application deadline is 1 March. Applications received after this deadline will be processed in the order they are received for the remaining available places.
In the event of a shortage of places, the following priority order has been set:
- Current Skagerak students who are due to progress to the next level of their studies
- Children of members of staff
- Students with previous international or English language schooling
- Siblings of current Skagerak students
- Other applicants
Specific requirements for entry to the second year of the Diploma Programme – DP2 (Vg3)
To progress from DP1 (Vg2) to DP2 (Vg3), all students will have:
a) attained 20 points or more from their DP1 summer examinations; this includes having grade 2 or higher in all subjects
b) completed the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and CAS requirements for DP1, and
c) participated in the ‘Group 4 project’.
Skagerak does not accept external applications directly into DP2 unless adverse circumstances apply.
All decisions for entry to DP2 are subject to the final approval of the High School Principal.