Year 7 - Year 9 (11-14 years old)
Skt. Josef's International School has designed a secondary school curriculum that builds on the learning achieved in the primary department as well as seeking an alignment of mission, learning targets, pedagogy and assessment. Five skill areas underpin learning in the secondary classes and create alignment with the outcomes and skills required for Year 10 and Year 11 (IGCSE). The general skill areas are research skills, social skills, communication skills, thinking skills and self-management skills. These skills not only reflect our aim to empower students and teachers in a culture that prioritises curiosity, humility and community, but are also the values inherent within the Skt. Josef’s school learner profile.
Whilst the majority of our curriculum is the Cambridge International Curriculum, we have adapted it to reflect the needs and circumstances of our students and our international context. This individual tailoring of the curriculum allows Skt. Josef's International School to better cater for a greater range of diverse learners.
It is in the Secondary School that we begin to introduce new, more specialised classes such as Spanish/French and ICT. While Social Studies becomes more topic specific, with History taking its place. As our students work towards Year 9, they are guided in making choices for IGCSE courses with external examinations normally taken at the end of Year 11.
Secondary 1 subjects and reports
English, Mathematics, Science, History, Religion, ICT, Spanish or French, Physical Education, Arts & Design, Performing Arts, PSHE, Danish Top or Core*.
*Danish: We offer two weekly lessons of Danish at core level and 3 lessons to our top level in Year 7, and 4 lessons for top Danish in Year 8 & 9.
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 Cambridge Progression 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 forwarded to parents thereafter,
- 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.
- Parent/Teacher conferences are held twice a year. Parents are allocated a time slot when they and the student can come and talk with their subject teachers.