International School Ikast-Brande
ISIB is a CIC (Cambridge International Centre) accredited school and follows the Cambridge International Curriculum.
International School Ikast-Brande has designed a curriculum for the Transition years and Secondary School that builds on the learning achieved in a student’s primary years and intensive research on how to fully prepare students for a successful future alongside our international curriculum seeking an alignment of our mission and vision, learning targets, teaching methodology and assessment.
Our thinking and problem-solving program, personal life skills learning, financial understanding, and outdoor learning scheme offer the students abilities to work with science, coding, math and IT and also experience a complete range of humanities subjects such as creativity and innovation and the development of self-leadership to become a fully rounded individual.
Whilst 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 International School Ikast Brande to better cater for a greater range of diverse learners.
It is in the Transition Years and Secondary School that we begin to introduce new, more specialised classes such as German/Spanish, ICT, Global Perspectives, History and Science. 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.
At International School Ikast Brande students, we offer the possibilities to students to take either English First Language or English Second Language as well as we also offer Danish Language and Literature or Danish as an Additional Language
At the end of Year 9, students will move into the IGCSE program 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.
The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) program caters for students in Years 10 and 11. The Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year-old students. It is the ideal preparation for further study, equipping students with the knowledge and skills for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels.
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 Danish Language and Literature classes in Year 9 and Y10 will receive 4 Danish lessons per week and can choose to take the Danish FP9 exam, if the teacher together with the parents deem this the right choice. This exam is optional and is not a requirement by the Danish government to be able to continue into a Danish gymnasium, it is however an additional certificate.
In addition, International School Ikast Brande also offers students to take examinations in Danish as an Additional Language Y10 and Creativity and Innovation Y8 in alignment with the Danish Ministry of Education.
Click on the links below to learn more about our Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 phases.
Secondary School - Year 9 to Year 11 - Key Stage 4
The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.