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The International Baccalaureate ® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. –

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Primary Years Programme (6-12 years)

CIS has designed a transdisciplinary curriculum based on the IB programme that draws together individual subject disciplines into a coherent whole. Our teaching aims to bring together research, knowledge, and experiences to create a curriculum that is relevant, challenging, engaging, and internationally minded. Instruction is in English and Norwegian with support for mother tongue students.

Throughout the Primary Years Programme students will be educated through transdisciplinary units of inquiry. Each year, students will work within six different themes that are universally important. This approach gives students the opportunity to learn important concepts without the restriction of subject boundaries.

Middle Years Programme (11-16 years)

The programme recognises the student as an active learner, and aims to make the curriculum student-driven through inquiry based teaching and learning. The inquiry cycle, consisting of three phases, follows the individual learner’s active engagement in thinking (inquiry), doing (action) and critical cognition (reflection). Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance.

Approaches to learning (ATL skills) is essential for the MYP programme; research skills, communication skills, social skills, thinking skills, and self-management skills. These skills work together to provide the students with tools that they will continue to use as lifelong learners and as global citizens of the world.