Grade Level Placement

Grade Level Placement

The following chart is useful for seeing which grade your child would enter based on their age on 1st September. Grade placement decisions take into consideration: a child’s birth date, previous school records, the years of equivalent schooling successfully completed and a possible consultation with the principal.

AGE

BIRTH DATE

ISS GRADE

UK

Norwegian
GRADE and Birth Date

3 turning 4

Pre-school (age 3 by September 1)

Pre-School 3

Nursery

4 turning 5

Reception/
Pre-School 4 (age 4 by September 1)

Reception/
Pre-School 4

Reception

5 turning 6

Kindergarten
(age 5 by September 1)

Kindergarten

Year 1

1. klasse
(age 6 by December 31)

6 turning 7

Grade 1
(age 6 by September 1)

Grade 1

Year 2

2. klasse
(age 7 by December 31)

7 turning 8

Grade 2
(age 7 by September 1)

Grade 2

Year 3

3. klasse
(age 8 by December 31)

8 turning 9

Grade 3
(age 8 by September 1)

Grade 3

Year 4

4. klasse
(age 9 by December 31)

9 turning 10

Grade 4
(age 9 by September 1)

Grade 4

Year 5

5. klasse
(age 10 by December 31)

10 turning 11

Grade 5
(age 10 by September 1)

Grade 5

Year 6

6. klasse
(age 11 by December 31)

11 turning 12

Grade 6
(age 11 by September 1)

Grade 6

Year 7

7. klasse
(age 12 by December 31)

12 turning 13

Grade 7
(age 12 by September 1)

Grade 7

Year 8

8. klasse
(age 13 by December 31)

13 turning 14

Grade 8
(age 13 by September 1)

Grade 8

Year 9

9. klasse
(age 14 by December 31) 

14 turning 15

Grade 9
(age 14 by September 1)

Grade 9

Year 10

10. klasse
(age 15 by December 31) 

15 turning 16

Grade 10
(age 15 by September 1)

Grade 10

Year 11

Videregående 1
(age 16 by December 31) 

16 turning 17

Grade 11
(age 16 by September 1) International Baccalaureate Year One

Grade 11

Year 12

Videregående 2
(age 17 by December 31) 

17 turning 18

Grade 12
(age 17 by September 1) International Baccalaureate Examination

Grade 12

Year 13

Videregående 3
(age 18 by December 31) (International Baccalaureate or other Examination)