Certificates and grading scales

Here you will find information about the different types of certificates, the Norwegian grading scale and validity.

Certificates

Validity

To be valid, the certificate must

  • contain the name and date of birth (11 digits)
  • contain information about the location, school and date it was issued
  • be signed by two persons.
  • have the certificate number inscribed at the bottom left, consisting of a V for "vitnemål" (certificate) or K for "kompetansebevis" (certificate of competence), the school’s organization number, the year and a serial number of 5 digits

A description of the syllabus taught on the basis of local curricula and/or other additional information is enclosed with the certificate.

Grading scales

Translations

Below you find translations of standard phrases in Norwegian certificates of education.

Text on top of certificate
Norwegian (bokmål)English
NavnName
FødselsnummerPersonal ID no.
har i åååå beståtthas in yyyy passed
har i åååå gjennomgått grunnskoleopplæringenhas in yyyy completed his/her compulsory education
har gjennomført opplæring som omfatterhas competed education/training in
i utdanningsprogram for in the education programme for
fullførtcompleted
beståttpassed
og har oppnådd generell studiekompetanseand has achieved general university admissions certification
og har bestått fagopplæringand has passed vocational training
og har oppnådd yrkeskompetanseand has achieved vocational competence
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Heading of subjects
Norwegian (bokmål)English
OmfangHours
KodeCode
FagSubject
Standpunktkarakter (Standpunkt-karakter)Final assessment grade (Final grade)
Eksamenskarakter (Eksamens-karakter)Examination grade (Exam grade)
Eksamensform (Eks. form)Examination form (Exam form)
ÅrYear
MerknaderComments
FellesfagCommon core subjects
Felles programfagCommon program subjects
ValgfagElective subject
Valgfrie programfagOptional programme subject
Uspesifiserte programfagUnspesified programme subjects
Prosjekt til fordypningIn-depth study project
Individuell opplæringsplanIndividual training plan
Grades and times
Norsk (bokmål)Engelsk
en, to, tre, fire, fem, seksone, two, three four, five, six
God, Nokså god, Lite godGood, Fair, Poor
S (skriftlig), M (muntlig), MP (muntlig-praktisk), P (praktisk)W (written), O (oral), OP (oral-practical), P (practical)
BM (bestått meget godt), B (bestått), IB (ikke bestått)PD (passed with distinction), P (passed), F (failed)
DeltattParticipated
Bestått, Ikke beståttPassed, Not passed
GodkjentApproved
FritattExempt
IV (ikke vurderingsgrunnlag)NA (no basis for assessment)
IM (ikke møtt)FA (failed to appear)
V (vår), H (høst)S (spring), A (autumn)
Text on the bottom of certificate
Norwegian (bokmål)English
Sum omfangTotal hours
OrdenOrder
AdferdConduct
FraværAbsence
dagerdays
timerhours
trinnlevel
Sted og datoPlace and date
SkoleSchool
RektorHead teacher
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