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.

Guidelines for IB Diploma Programme Subject Choices (pdf) 

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.

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We offer the following IB Diploma Programme subjects:

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
English A HL & SL
Danish A HL & SL
School-Supported Self-Taught Language A SL

Group 2: Language Acquisition
English B HL & SL
Spanish B ab initio SL
German B HL & SL
French B HL & SL
Danish B HL & SL
Danish B ab initio SL

Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Economics HL/SL
Global Politics HL/SL
Business Management HL/SL
History HL/SL
Psychology HL & SL

Group 4: Experimental Sciences
Biology HL/SL
Chemistry HL/SL
Physics HL/SL
Environmental systems and societies SL

Group 5: Mathematics
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL & SL
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations SL

Group 6: The Arts
Visual Arts HL/SL
Film HL & SL

The Diploma Programme Core
Creativity, activity, service
Extended Essay
Theory of Knowledge