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Comparison of Ages and Grade Levels

Below you will find a table of ages and grade levels of Secondary students at Odense International School compared with the Danish school system, the UK, Australia, and the USA.

Please note that all placement decisions are determined in the weeks after a student's arrival, when they are observed by the teaching team.

Our academic year starts mid-August and concludes at the end of June. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email the OIS office.


Age in Years Odense International School Danish School System United Kingdom Australia & USA
11–12 Secondary 7 6. klasse Year 7 Year 6 & 6th Grade 
12–13 Secondary 8 7. klasse Year 8 Year 7 & 7th Grade
13–14 Secondary 9 8. klasse Year 9 Year 8 & 8th Grade
14–15 Secondary 10 9. klasse Year 10 Year 9 & 9th Grade
15–16 Secondary 11 10. klasse Year 11 Year 10 & 10th Grade