mayb i'm just dumb, but can you please explain to me 1STB, 3STB, etc? like, does first year mean 9th or 10th grade in America?? because if it was 9th, wouldn't their be a fourth year? i'm just confused on how they graduate during their third year, because i'm not sure if it's 11th or 12th grade in America.
Heyyy I don’t know much about the school systems internationally but in Norway it’s like this:
Barneskole (elementary I guess)
Is from grade 1 (5 or 6 years old depending on wether they’re born in the spring or fall) to grade 7
Is grade 8 (12-13 years) to grade 10
Is grade 11 (15-16) to grade 13.
The graders in vidregående is referered to as first, second and third year instead of 11, 12 and 13.
Some people have a fourth year, because they spread their subjects to do less or because the path or line they chose was 4 years, like construction for example.
The letters is the line the student has chosen to do, and the class. You can pick between several ‘lines’ which have different subjects. For example, if you wanna be a hairdresser you can go the hairdresser line, where you graduate with a high school diploma but also get ‘fagbrev’ and education within hairdressing and this helps you get internships and jobs. You can go a line for construction, IT, technology, sports +++++
For example, media and communication is a line with focus on journalism, media and data. The shortening is MK+class (MKA, MKB++)
Mikael, Evens friend from his last school was in class C on the Media and acommunication line. He was in his second year, thus 2MKC. Makes sense?
Even was taking the general line with only normal subjects, this is called 'studiaspesialisering’ or ST+class.
So it’s (year)(line)(class)
Even is currently in 3STB, meaning third year, line Studiespesialisering and class B.
Also, it’s not uncommon to have people older or younger than the 'normal’ age in the grades, in vidregående. Vidregående isnt manditory, and some take a year off to go abroad, internship, health issues ++. In my class for example, there’s people between 15 and 21 years old, all in one year and one class.
Don’t hesitate to ask more!
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