Berg Upper Secondary School

Berg Upper Secondary School
Berg videregående skole

The school was used during the filming of Dag Solstad's Gymnaslærer Pedersen
Knowledge, culture and tradition
John Colletts allé 106
Coordinates 59°56′58.07″N 10°44′29.48″E / 59.9494639°N 10.7415222°E / 59.9494639; 10.7415222
School type Public secondary school
Founded 1925
Principal Per Erik Skjelbred
Staff 70
Grades 11–13
Age range 16–19
Number of students 555
Classes offered General education
International Baccalaureate
Language Norwegian
Campus Suburban

Berg Upper Secondary School, known in Norwegian as Berg videregående skole is an upper secondary school located in Oslo, Norway. The school was established in 1925 and provides education leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma as well as the college preparatory "studiespesialisering" of the Norwegian school system.

It currently has around 465 students - 108 graduating in the Norwegian system and 55 graduating with IB Diplomas each year. There are about 70 faculty members at the school.

Berg is widely considered one of the most notable secondary schools in Oslo. It was the first Norwegian educational institution to offer the IB Diploma (in 1978) and has been a leading institution in several educational reforms. The school has been ranked among the best performing schools in the International Baccalaureate system.

Berg has had several winners of the national science competitions. Among these are Magnus Deli Vigeland and Nina Holden, who both have won the Abel Competition.

Notable alumni

The International Baccalaureate Diploma

The International Baccalaureate is an internationally recognized examination offered by over 2000 schools in 125 countries, and it qualifies for matriculation into most institutions of higher education. Examinations are held in May, each year, on the same days, in every country in the Northern hemisphere. A uniform standard is maintained through the use of identical examination papers and an international network of examiners.

IB at Berg requires a student to study languages, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics over two years. It is based on the first year of Norwegian videregående skole, or similar academic preparation. The IB Diploma course which is taught in English, is designed to cater for internationally mobile student applicants and Norwegian students interested in a secondary school education offering notably a somewhat greater in-depth study in three of the university preparatory subjects, taught in English.

Berg was authorized to teach the IB Diploma in 1978 making it the oldest IB school in Norway today. This long experience, combined with a highly qualified staff, several of whom have been IB examiners, provides a sound basis for the delivery of the programme. These elements, together with an international student body, make for a challenging and exciting route to further studies.

More information about IB can be found on the website:

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