secondary school age
NICE Guidance: Promoting Physical Activity for Children and Young People (Please note this is for information only – NICE Public Health Guidance is not applicable in Wales)
The guide Developing a Whole School Food and Physical Activity Policy is to be used as schools consider food and fitness activities as part of the Welsh Network of Health Schools Schemes; their local Healthy School Scheme Co-ordinators will guide schools through this process.
This Intelligence Unit update (Update 25-2012) uses Department for Education (DfE) data sources to examine the following:
An addendum to the report (Update 25a-2012) has been produced which considers net balance of mobility.
Primary and secondary system
Compulsory schooling in Norway is ten years and children start school at the age of six. Everyone between the ages of 16 and 19 has had a statutory right to three years’ upper secondary education leading either to higher education, or to vocational qualifications or partial qualifications.
Norway has a uniform upper secondary school, combining general theoretical education and vocational training and giving equal status to practical and theoretical education. General theoretical education and vocational training are offered side by side, often in the same school building. During the first year, students take one of 15 foundation courses. Specialised courses are offered in the second and third year (advanced courses I and II) and in apprenticeships.