Year 10 and Year 11 (14-16 years old)
At the end of Year 9, students will move into the IGCSE program, Year 10 and Year 11, where they will spend two years working towards taking their final IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams at the end of Year 11. We do offer some the possibility of sitting the exams earlier for both Mathematics and ICT, and in the case of Mathematics, we also offer the opportunity of sitting an Additional Maths exam at the end of Year 11, for those students who are confident and copmpetant in the subject.
Secondary 2 subjects and reports
IGCSE subjects: English Literature/ English First Langauage, Mathematics, Co-ordinated Science, History, Global Perspectives, Spanish or French.
Non-IGCSE subjects: Physical Education, Religion, CAS, Skills, Danish.
The Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving learners’ excellent preparation for the next stage in their education. IGCSE qualifications are globally recognised by employers and educational institutions, and are commonly used as a stepping-stone for students to later enrol in local upper secondary schools in almost every country in the world. The programme is suitable for students with English as either a first or second language, as the examinations process recognises and makes allowances for the linguistic diversity of individual students.
Students attending our top Danish class in Year 10 will receive five Danish lessons per week and can choose to take the Danish language part of the FSA/FP9 exam, if the teacher together with the parents deem this the right choice. This is optional and is not a requirement by the Danish government to be able to continue into a Danish gymnasium, merley an additional certificate. Both core and top Danish will receive two Danish lessons together in Year 11.
Additional subjects, such as PE, CAS and Religion are not offered at IGCSE level, and the students will therefore not be taking end of year exams in these subjects, however, these subjects still form part of the school’s curriculum.
Students will be assessed continually on a formative basis through the day-to-day teaching and learning process. Formal assessment can take place in the form of progression tests and checkpoint tests.
School reports are written for all core subjects. A progress report is written twice a year together with an End of Year report. They are used as a basis for pupil/teacher conferences where class teacher and subject teachers talk with pupils on a one-to-one basis about their performance throughout the year and decide on the path forward. A copy of this report is sent home to parents.
At the completion of the course, students will receive exam results and certificates from Cambridge.
Parents’ meetings are held at the beginning of the new school year. Parents, without their children, are invited to come along to information meetings. The topics cover everything from social to practical aspects of school life such as the school year, the curriculum and important dates. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.