SECONDARY LEVEL

Dear parents

After the primary level (grades 1 – 4) the children enter a two-year orientation level (grades 5/6). During this time, students have the opportunity to orientate themselves with regard to the requirements of the different types of schools.

Grades 5 – 12 do not only serve to deepen subject skills.
In addition to attitudes and values, the students develop their learning and communication strategies. (Cf. learner profile)

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION?

  • School transcript, possibly references from previous school
    (For admission into grades 11/12, additional requirements apply)
  • Age-adequate development in the learner’s first language

Minimal requirements for German

Grades 5 – 6 A1
Grade 7 A2
Grades 8 – 10 B1
Grades 11 – 12 B2 / C1
Lateral entrants without prior knowledge of German

The language skills required can be acquired upon request at a Deutschkurs für externe Schülerinnen und Schüler (German language course for external learners).

Minimal requirements for English

Grades 5 – 6 A1
Grade 7 A2
Grades 8 – 10 B1
Grades 11 – 12 B2 / C1

French as foreign langauge* (from grade 6)

Grade 6 > A1
Grade 7 A1
Grades 8 – 9 A2
Grade 10 > B1

*Special rules apply for lateral entrants

ADMISSION DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR

Lateral entry into grade 5 – 10 is possible during the school year once it has been established that the required educational requirements have been met.

STRUCTURE OF SECONDARY LEVEL AND CURRICULAR BASIS

Secondary II
Grades 11 – 12

Curricula: Curricula of the IBO for the IB-Diploma Program taking into account the requirements for a mixed-language IB Diploma. International German School Ho Chi Minh City is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School in 2020.

Framework DaF (German as a Foreign Language) (B II / C I)


Grade 12
Exams:

IB DIPLOM (mixed language)
International German School Ho Chi Minh City is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School in 2020.


Grade 11
Exams:

Language Exam German B II/ C I
bzw. Deutsches Sprachdiplom II (German Language Diploma II)

Secondary I
Grades 7 – 10 (integrated)

Curricula:

  • The Curricula at IGS is based on the curricula of the federal state of Thuringia with the adjustments and extensions established for the region.
  • National curricula of the Vietnamese block for native speakers
  • Framework DaF (German as a Foreign Language) (B I)

Grade 10


Grade 9


Grade 8
Exams:

  • Language Exam German B I or Deutsches Sprachdiplom I (German Language Diploma I)
  • Competency tests: German, English, Math

Grade 7

Orientation Stage
Grades 5 – 6

Curricula:

  • The Curricula at IGS is based on the curricula of the federal state of Thuringia with the adjustments and extensions established for the region.
  • National curricula of the Vietnamese block for native speakers
  • Framework DaF (German as a Foreign Language)

Grade 6
Exams:

  • Competency tests: German, English, Math

        Recommendation on school type

Subjects

German
German as a Foreign Language (DaF)
English
Vietnamese (1st Language)
French
Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
History
Geography (bilingual)
Art (bilingual)
Sports / Swimming (bilingual)
Music
Ethics
Internet Computer Technology (ICT) (bilingual)
Library
Methodological Training

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER COMPLETION OF GRADE 10?

With the opening of grades 11/12, the IB diploma phase is scheduled to begin. International German School Ho Chi Minh City is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School in 2020. The mixed-language International Baccalaureate (GIB) Diploma entitles the holder to study at a university both in Germany and internationally.

DO STUDENTS RECEIVE REPORTS?

Students receive a mid-year and end-of-year grade report and a verbal assessment at the end of the school year.

Official certificates are awarded for passed examinations or comparative work in the field of German/German as a foreign language, documenting the achievement of the respective levels.

SCHOOL HOURS

The school year at IGS usually comprises of 180 days and takes into account selected national holidays of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (see School calendar).

The lessons and the after-school activities take place from Monday to Thursday between 8:00 – 16:15 and Friday until 14:35. Apart from the prescribed lessons, IGS offers extension hours, after-school activities, as well as additional lessons for lateral entrants.

HOW TO OBTAIN INFORMATION AS PARENTS / GUARDIANS?

  • Information talks prior to registration
  • Parent evenings at the beginning of the school year
  • Parent-teacher conference at half-term
  • Consulation hours with teachers
  • Parent letters, newsletters, website, Facebook

REGISTRATION

Are you convinced that IGS is the right school for your child?
Send us your registration conveniently online. We look forward to hearing from you.

Registration