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Admission policy for the Diploma Programme

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.

General requirements

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:

  1. Current Skagerak students who are due to progress to the next level of their studies
  2. Children of members of staff
  3. Students with previous international or English language schooling
  4. Siblings of current Skagerak students
  5. 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.


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