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Why choose the IB at Bjørnholt Videregående Skole?

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program offers you a wide range of subject providing students with competence in both languages and sciences. Bjørnholt VGs is one of two public schools in Oslo offering the Diploma Program and the only one completly free for all students. We are the only IB school in Oslo offering the subjects Psychology and Film in addition to the usual IB subjects a school offers.

Our school is made for different educational approaches with a national library located within the school. We also have well equipped and modern auditoriums, an open landscape environment and a state of the art sports hall. We are also the only IB school in Oslo with free educational books for all students.

We aim to develop our students with the knowledge and social skills required for higher education and their future career. Bjørnholt VGS offers a wide range of subject. By completing the IB you will qualify for starting at the world’s leading universities and higher education institutions. In the IB program at Bjørnholt you will experience teachers that not only help you academically, but also follow you up on the social aspect of being in school.

What is the IB?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a pre-university
course of study aimed at the education of the "whole person", and designed for
students in their last two years of secondary school. The IB is perfect for any student that want to study abroad, be better prepared for higher education or just want to try on a new challenge.

In the IB you chose six subjects that you study over two years. It is a program for students between 16-19 and you can start after having completed VG1 in the Norwegian system or similar to 11 years of schooling.

Course set-up

The IB student must take a total of six subjects over a two year period, three of them to be taken at the Higher Level (HL) and three at the Standard Level (SL). Higher Level courses cover more units than Standard Level ones and allows you to study in depth the subjects you enjoy more. You can read more about our subject choices here.


Contact Bjørnholt IB

Helene Hognestad Petersen

IB Diploma Program Coordinator

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