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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Is IGCSE and AS level only for learners with English as a mother tongue?

No, it is open for all learners. The curriculum from Cambridge Assessment International Education is an international curriculum (not an English curriculum). 
IGCSE is designed for international learners / learners with English as a Second Language. 

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How many students go to Ranum Efterskole College?

2017/18: 455 at the start of the school year. 432 completed their exams at the end of the school year.

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Will all learners live in the same boarding houses?

Yes, Danish and International are mixed in the three units Kærhuset, Seminariehuset and Ranumhus.
Boys and girls live in separate apartments.

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How many learners are there in each class?

On average between 20-25 learners per class. However, some popular extracurricular subjects may experience a higher volume, whereas some subjects, such as AS level subjects, may experience much smaller volume.

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What about differentiated teaching – do you do that?

All subjects in Ranum Efterskole College are divided into 3 to 5 different academic levels. Learners can choose different levels in each subject and they can change levels during the school year.

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What is the school tuition fee?

The school tuition is 2.400 DKK per week in 42 weeks. Danish citizens can obtain a state grant. Please contact Ranum Efterskole College office for more information about state grant.

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Is the school divided into 2 institutions - Danish and International?

No - Ranum Efterskole College is one integrated school with several prgrammes. Some of these programmes are administered under Cambridge International.

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Is it possible to continue in IB (International Baccalaureate) after IGCSE?

Pre-IB is a very good choice after IGCSE, especially for learners who have finished IGCSE in grade 9.
IB is also a very good choice, but learners need a strong result in their IGCSE's and learners have to be study-minded and -ready for IB. This option is only for learners who have finished IGCSE in grade 10.
Learners planning to pursue IB after IGCSE should contact either the International Office at Ranum Efterskole College or their preferred IB gymnasium.

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Where do learners come from?

We have learners from approximately 20 different countries each year. The majority of our learners are Danish or have Danish relations. Approximately 1/4 of our learners are international citizens, who have chosen to come to our school for 1 year.

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What is the abbreviation CIE?

CIE : Cambridge International Examinations. Now Cambridge Assessment International Education.
IGCSE : International General Certificate of Secondary Education. 
AS: Advanced Subsidiary level

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What is difference between the IGCSE programme and the AS level programme?

IGCSE is designed for learners aged 14-16, AS levels is designed for learners aged 16-18. The main difference is in the level of academics. AS level learners study fewer subjects at a higher academic level. 
All learners are efterskole learners and take part in the efterskole programme and daily routine.

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If I choose one of the international programmes, will I then also go on the study trips?

Yes, all learners at Ranum Efterskole College take part in the three study trips.

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Can international learners continue their studies in Denmark?

Yes, if you are an EU/EEA citizen. Non EU/EEA citizens can only obtain residence permit for 1 year at a basic or youth study programme.

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How do I sign up?

Sign up online via our admissions form and pay admission fee via our webshop. When we have registered your admissions form and payment of fee, you will receive a confirmation of your seat here at Ranum Efterskole College.

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

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