As mentioned on the front page, Fiskå skole is a lower secondary comprehensive school, where the students take their 8th, 9th and 10th year of education.
The collective objectives and principles for teaching in primary and lower secondary schools are laid down in the national curriculum called L97.
The entire curriculum of the 10 year compulsory schoolsystem you may read here!
The subject curricula lay down a common learning content for all pupils, which increases in scope throughout the school and is greatest at the lower secondary stage. This common learning content is enlarged on and supplemented to adapt it to local conditions and to the needs of individual pupils.
School subjects at lower secondary levels:
Christian knowledge and religious and ethical education
Art and Crafts
Science and the Environment
English (is compulsory from the primary level)
Compulsory additional subjects
In addition, time is set aside at all levels for School’s and pupils’ options. These hours are taken from the teaching hours allocated to the main levels. A separate quota of hours is allocated to class and pupils' council work at the lower secondary level. At the lower and upper primary levels, it is possible for schools to allocate a quota of hours locally for this purpose from the hours allocated to other subjects.
Practical project work is an activity that is planned in cooperation with the pupils.
In addition to the compulsory subjects, pupils are required to choose one of the following options:
Second foreign language. Pupils can choose a foreign language in addition to English, i.e. German or French or another language on the basis of local or regional needs.
Supplementary language study. Pupils can choose additional in-depth study of a language they already have a basic knowledge of.
Traditionally the core subjects have had their separate lessons at scheduled intervals throughout the day. The educational philosophy of L97 is trying to break with this way of thinking. Instead of amassing separate knowlege through core subject by subject, we now try to integrate all the subjects into themes that cover the entire curriculum. The theory being that the students will achieve a better and broader understanding of the subjects' interconnection, as well as learning to take responsibility for their own education.
In 2001/2002 Fiskå skole has reorganized the entire core curriculum into themes. The students receive their workplans at the beginning of each theme, and then they set up their own working schedule throughout the 3-4 weeks that each theme lasts.
You may read more about this here
The teachers role is thereby turned more in the direction of councelling and coaching, as well as giving informal evaluation and feedback during the working period.
At the end of each theme, the students are formally evaluated.