There are no grades in
primary school but in lower secondary school children get grades from 6
to 1 (6 is best) at the age of 13-16 years old.
A bar chart showing Norway results
Norway day-care centers provide
parenting group, in which they advice parents to
support their children at home by providing
language-rich environment and positive parent–child
interactions as it support thier child for school readiness.
Children in Norway start formal
education at the age of 6.
Regarding to Norwegian day-care center supports
children to be prepared for formal school education, within the
setting children are helped to develop self-regulatory, cognitive
abilities, social and emotional skills and also to be able to build
positive relationships with teachers and peers in order for them
to achieve and adjust in school.
Norwegian follow the National Curriculum and Mandatory
Framework (Regulation to the Kindergarten Act). This framework is use
in every early years providers (0-5). Children’s development or learning
are addressed in seven learning areas that must be included in the daily
routine: 1. Communication, language and text 2. Body, movement and
health 3. Art, culture and creativity 4. Nature, environment and technology
5. Ethics, religion and philosophy 6. Local community and society 7.
Numbers, spaces and shapes
Link to Norway curricula framework: