International School Ikast-Brande
Examinations and transitions
As an International School, we are exempt from the Danish National Examinations. We do however offer the final examination for students studying Danish at the end of Year 10 or Year 11. We follow the guidelines set out in the Ministry of Education’s “Fælles Mål” for Danish. The final exam at the end of Secondary is “Folkeskolens Afgangsprøve for 9. klasse”.
All other examinations are externally assessed by Cambridge in Years 10 and 11, following the IGCSE curriculum thereby allowing students to achieve the International General Certificate of Secondary Education.
For further information about the Danish curriculum we follow at ISIB please click here:
For information regarding the Danish examination results, please click on the link below which will take you to to the Ministry website for further information:
Cambridge IGCSE results
We are proud of our students' achievements in the Cambridge IGCSE examinations. As an inclusive school with a high proportion of students for whom English is their second or third language, we recognise that our students have performed exceptionally well to match or exceed the results of their peers worldwide. Below are the results since 2017, showing a breakdown of the percentages by subject area in comparison to the global averages. (Click on the image to view as a pdf file.)
Note: an A*-E grade is a pass in IGCSEs, with A*-C grades being considered stronger passing grades.
From 2016 to 2020, ISIB students have enjoyed a 100% transition rate into further education. Our students choose a variety of routes to completing their high school education, such as taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, studying abroad, or pursuing high school education in the Danish system (e.g. STX and HHX). We work in close partnership with the Ikast-Brande Gymnasium, which offers the IB Diploma, as well as other educational institutions such as Ikast Handelsgymnasiet (the Ikast business school).
Further information can be obtained from the website of the Ministry for Children and Education, by clicking on the link below. Note that the ministry website only holds data on ISIB's grades in Danish, and on transition rates within Denmark. The remaining percentage of our students choose to study abroad, and are therefore not included in these statistics.
https://uddannelsesstatistik.dk/pages/grundskolen.aspx [Ministry for Children and Education data]