At ISS, we believe everyone is capable of learning and achieving. Here is how we empower our learners:
- Teaching and instructing in interesting ways that students enjoy and are engaged in learning.
- Providing a truly well-rounded curriculum through which students discover their strengths so they feel positive about themselves as learners. You will find technology, visual and performing arts, athletics, sciences, languages and more all under one roof.
- Challenging in a low-anxiety, nurturing environment that promotes a growth mindset so learning is ‘sticky’ and lifelong.
- Encouraging students to reflect and develop an awareness of their own learning so they can take that understanding and apply it in situations outside of school.
- Helping students fine-tune their collaborative, creative, critical thinking and technological skills so they feel confident and ready for this ever-changing, complex world.
Engaged and empowered learning links to successful learning.
Competitive International School Assessment Results
“When we compare our scores with students sitting the assessments from other international schools we are glad to see the performance of our average student is at the same level or higher in 23 out of 24 indicators in 2014-15 and 18 out of 18 indicators in 2015-16 in the areas of mathematics, reading and expository and narrative writing.”
Gareth Jones, ISS Director
Excellent Results on International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exams
Impressive Results on International Baccalaureate Diploma Exams
To obtain the IB Diploma, students must gain at least 24 points and fulfil a range of other conditions defined by IB. Further evidence of the inclusivity of our approach can be seen in that 51 out of 56 of our graduating students sat the IB Diploma examinations. In May 2016, the highest score achieved by our students who took all the Diploma examinations was 41 points out of 45 possible points. For those students who achieved the Diploma, the mean total score was 31.2 points with our subject mean score – 4.96 out of 7.
For 18 straight years, ISS’ IB students have competed in the national Norwegian Contest for Young Scientists/Researchers in Oslo, showcasing their original research work in the areas of Science & Technology and Arts & Humanities. More often than not, ISS has had more annual finalists and top prize winners than any other school in the region.
Academic Contests and Sports/Arts Success
Year after year, our students are chosen for select events run through outside organisations, such as maths competitions, honour choir festivals and professional youth sports teams.
University Placement Success
The 2016 graduates from ISS gained admission to competitive universities across the globe, including leading institutions in Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Norway, Poland, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and United States. Students also pursued “folkehøgskole,” work and ambitious volunteer opportunities abroad.