At VIS we offer a range of Cambridge IGCSE exam, alongside the Danish FP9 exam, and generally expect all students to take a selection of exams.  These are intended as 2 year course and recommended as such.  However, as a non-selective school, we acknowledge that student capabilities vary somewhat and that some students require greater flexibility.

Expectations

Student achieving at expected level taking 2-year course

It is hoped that students at this level will have their achievements recognised by the Cambridge ICE group award, which requires learners to pass examinations in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects from five different subject groups, including two different languages.

The Cambridge IGCSE subjects are grouped into five curriculum areas:

  • Group I: Languages:  English First Language; English as a Second Language; German
  • Group II: Humanities and Social Sciences:  Global Perspectives; History; Geography; Literature
  • Group III: Sciences: Combined Science, Co-ordinated Science
  • Group IV: Mathematics:  Cambridge International Mathematics
  • Group V: Professional and Creative:  ICT, Computer Science

Learners must take two different languages from Group I, and one subject from each of Groups II, III, IV and V. The seventh subject can be taken from any of the five subject groups.  Please note that while we only offer German as a taught Foreign language, it may be possible for students to take another language from Group I, where they have sufficient background and can self-study.  Co-ordinated Sciences (Double Award) counts as two subjects.

Students achieving above the expected level taking 2-year course

It is hoped that students at this level will complete the above ICE specification as a minimum.  They may also be offered the following additional options:

  • Group III: Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Group IV: Mathematics:  Additional Mathematics

Students achieving below the expected level or ONLY taking a 1-year course

The following Cambridge subjects are offered for examination to students in this category.  However, they will receive tuition in all subjects and are expected to attend all lessons.

  • Group I: Languages:  English as a Second Language
  • Group III: Sciences: Combined Science
  • Group IV: Mathematics:  Cambridge International Mathematics
  • Group V: Professional and Creative:  ICT