Skt. Josef's International Department



The curriculum used in the International Department is based on the University of Cambridge International Examinations, the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 year olds. Skt. Josef’s International School offers qualifications for 5-16 year old's- from Year 1 through to Year 11 where our students will graduate with IGCSE's.


The qualifications are recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world and more than 10,000 schools offer Cambridge programmes. The programmes operate in 160 countries across six regions: America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Southern Africa.







Curriculum (CIE)


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.




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         Mission statement:

  • Skt. Josef's International aims to prepare students for Cambridge Secondary 1, Cambridge Secondary 2 and the globally recognised   International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).


  • All educators, parents and caregivers and other curriculum stakeholders involved with Skt. Josef's International will actively support the implementation and success of  students on their way to gaining qualifications in IGSCE-approved  subjects.





Tailored teaching


Skt. Josef's International School has designed a curriculum that introduces many learning standards at an early level in English, English as a second language, Science and Mathematics. Topics are grouped into targeted learning branches that progress through all stages and are revisited more regularly than required by Cambridge International. This individual tailoring of the curriculum allows Skt. Josef's International School to better cater for a greater range of diverse learners entering at the primary or secondary year levels.





Language teaching


English: For primary students English lessons are held jointly for both native and non-native speakers and we support English language learners with EAL lessons and co-teacher support. For secondary students classes are divided in English 1st and 2nd language. All our students are supposed to sit the IGSCE in English as a first language.



Spanish: We offer Spanish as a second language, leading to IGSCE at either second or foreign language level.



Danish: We offer two weekly lessons of Danish at at all levels in the primary department and  2 lessons at intermediate/core level to the non-natives and three to four weekly lessons to the Danes in the secondary department. The Danes in our Year 10,11 programme can choose to take the Danish FSA/FP9 exam as an option if the teacher together with the parents deem this to be

the right choice.




Primary subjects


English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Religion, Physical Education, Arts and Crafts, Music, Danish Top or Intermediate/Core, Swimming  (Years 4/5).   


Secondary subjects


English 1st or 2nd, Mathematics, Co-ordinated Science, History, Religion, Business Studies, ICT, Spanish, Physical Education, Arts and Graphic Design, PHSE, Danish Top or Intermediate/Core .


Assessment: Progression and checkpoint tests


Students are continually assessed 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.  Progression tests are tests designed by Cambridge International to consolidate students' subject knowledge before moving on to the next level, and are set at suitable intervals during the programme of study.  Checkpoint tests are external tests to mark the completion of all levels up to Year 9. A primary checkpoint test can be taken when moving from primary levels to secondary levels.



Examinations – IGCSE


The final formal examination is the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Students sit these examinations at the end of Year 11, although we do offer the students the possibility of sitting some exams earlier. Years 10 and 11 are spent working towards this final examination.  Some subjects may involve course work which counts towards the final grade.



School reports


End of year school reports are written for all core subjects.  They are used as a basis for pupil/teacher conferences where subject teachers talk with pupils on a one-to-one basis about their performance throughout the year and decide on a way forward for the next.  A copy is then sent home to parents.



Parents Information 


Parents’ meetings are held twice yearly.  Parents, without their children, are invited to come along to information meetings covering everything from social to practical aspects of school life such as the school year, the curriculum and important dates. There is also an opportunity to ask any questions that they might have.


Parent/Teacher Conferences are also held twice a year.  Parents are allocated a time slot when they and the student can come and talk with subject teachers.


























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