Frequently asked questions
In this section we have listed questions that parents frequently ask about their son’s or daughter’s education at Grenaa Gymnasium.
You are, of course, very welcome to contact us in any event.
Contact the counsellor
Contact the Head of School or the IB Coordinator
Calendar and extra-curricular activities at Grenaa Gymnasium
Your son or daughter is the best source of information to curricular and extra-curricular activities at Grenaa Gymnasium.
In addition, it is a good idea to monitor our calendar and the news.
It is important that your son/daugher gives top-priority to his/her school work. You can support him/her in this in several ways:
Take an interest
Ask your son/daughter about everyday life at the school on a regular basis.
A quiet place for studying
Your son/daughter needs a quiet place for doing his/her homework and written assignments. There must be room for books and folders.
If it is not possible for you to make such a place available, your son/daughter can use the school’s facilities.
The school is open until 5 pm on weekdays and is closed during weekends.
A sparetime job should not become too time-consuming
If your son/daughter spends too much time at a sparetime job, there might be too little time to do day-to-day homework and written assignments. This might very well inflict negatively on his/her learning and hence most likely on the final exam results.
You should be especially aware of the amount of time spent on sparetime work if he/she
• also has other sparetime activities
• has low grades
• doesn’t have time for family members, friends or for other leisure activities.
The answer is basically no, this can not be true.
All students have homework every day and 1-3 written assignments every week.
The IB Diploma is a two-year international upper secondary education. All teaching and learning materials are in English. The IB Diploma is a fine alternative to STX if you have lived a large part of your childhood abroad or would like to continue further studies abroad.
Evaluation of written assignments and tests
Assignments with the purpose of having the student focusing on improving his or her academic level will be evaluated through oral and/or written feedback until a few months before exams. After that grades will be given.
Assignments and tests with the purpose of documenting the student’s academic level has learnt might be evaluated with grades.
Pre-IB midterm grades and exam grades
- November: examination grades in General Science and General Language
- February: midterm grades and individual evaluation meetings in all subjects
- May: end of year grades in all subjects
- June: grades for end of year exams
IB students get:
- Grades for written assignments
- December: midterm grades including a written commentary.
- February: individual evaluation meetings in all subjects.
- March/April,IB2: mock exam grades in all subjects and predicted examination grades.
- June, IB1: end of year-exam grades
- July, IB2: final examination grades
To be promoted to IB2, IB1 students must have at least 24 points. The points are calculated by adding together their latest grades in each of their six subjects.
Due to the IB Diploma being an academically challenging programme, Grenaa Gymnasium accepts Pre-IB students to the IB Diploma programme if their grades, school attitude and other relevant factors make it seem likely that they will be able to achieve the IB Diploma.
Your son/daughter is responsible for his/her belongings. Grenaa Gymnasium disclaims responsibility for any lost or damaged personal belongings.
Every student has a locker and can bring a padlock for it.
The basic code of conduct demands that students do their homework, attend all classes on time, take part in extracurriclar activities and hand in all written asignments on time.
Read more in School- and Study Rules.
- All classes must be attended
- The teachers do name call at the beginning of every lesson
- Students cannot get any extra time off for driving lessons, visits to the doctor or dentist, extraordinary vacations etc.
- In the case of absenteeism, your son/daughter will be called for an interview to clarify the reasons for it. If the absenteeism continues without any reasonable cause, your son/daughter will be given a letter of warning. If the absenteeism isn’t then reduced, your son/daughter might be expelled from school. I
- If the cause of absenteeism is e.g. due to Health issues or the death of a family member, the school must be contacted, so that we can take it into account before we might resort to a letter of warning or expulsion.
Futher information is available in School Regulations and Rules
- Your son/daughter is assigned to a counselor who will guide and support your son/daughter in order for him/her to achieve either the IB Diploma or the IB
- Reading teachers will give reading guidance and lessons to e.g. dyslexic students
- Teachers will guide your son/daughter individually during major projects, such as the Extended Essay
Your son’s/daughter’s examination schedule appears in Lectio.
Ask your son/daughter for login information