The IB Diploma Programme
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)
All students entering the IB DP study the subject courses offered by the International Baccalaureate over a two-year period. At the end of the course students sit examinations which are externally provided by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). IB examinations are marked by a worldwide network of examiners.
The six subject groups are indicated in the circle below. To complete the IB Diploma, students must chose one subject from Groups 1 to 5, and then a sixth subject chosen either from Group 6, or from Groups 1 to 4. In addition, students must also complete a course in Theory of Knowledge, undertake a programme of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) and write an Extended Essay (4,000 words) in a subject of their choice.
The subjects are chosen from six different categories in order to secure that students acquire knowledge and skills within languages, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts.
For the full IB Diploma, students must take three subjects at Higher and three subjects at Standard Level. Higher Level typically means additional information, more exams or greater depth of analysis. Higher Level courses are taught approximately four lessons per week, whereas Standard Level courses are taught two to three lessons per week over the two-year period.
The IB DP is excellent preparation for post-secondary education in Denmark as well as abroad. Although the IB DP is focused on high academic standards it is also an important goal to educate students to be open-minded, caring and responsible. Furthermore, the aim is for the students to become not only knowledgeable but also to be both inquiring and critical thinkers.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.
We have defined a series of IB Profiles based on our knowledge of university entrance requirements and our experience of what subject combinations students typically choose. Each Profile is made up of one or more profile subjects and a range of subject choices. Please note that Mathematics Applications & Interpretation SL is a mandatory subject in profiles 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7.
1. IB Business Profile Subjects: Business Management HL, Economics HL
2. IB Global Profile Subjects: Global Politics HL, Environmental Systems & Societies SL
3. IB Creative Profile Subject: Visual Arts HL or Film HL
4. IB Medicine Profile Subjects: Biology HL, Chemistry SL, Mathematics Analysis & Approaches HL
5. IB Engineering Profile Subjects: Physics HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL, Matematics Analysis & Approaches HL
6. IB Psychology Profile Subjects: Psychology HL, Biology SL
7. IB Language, Culture, Communication Profile Subjects: English A or B HL, Danish A or B HL, Third Language, History HL/SL
Please note that you must choose a total of either 3 or 4 subjects at Higher Level (HL) and 2-3 subjects at Standard Level (SL). For the two science profiles (profiles 4 and 5), you must choose a total of 4 Higher Level subjects.
At Stenhus Gymnasium we always do our very best to fulfil all applicants’ subject choices. Please note, though, that we cannot guarantee that all subjects can be set up. This will depend on the number of applicants to the subject or to the subject level. If you cannot find your favoured subject combination in any of the IB Profiles, please contact the IB Coordinator Paul Bjergfelt at email@example.com or at (45) 5940 0935
We offer the following IB Diploma Programme subjects:
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Group 4: Experimental Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
Group 6: The Arts
The Diploma Programme Core