All students entering the two-year IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Aarhus Gymnasium study the subject courses offered by the International Baccalaureate and our students sit the IB’s widely-recognised examinations. To complete the IB Diploma, students must ordinarily choose one subject from Groups 1 to 5, and then a sixth subject chosen either from Group 6, or from Groups 1 to 4. A large number of our students choose to do two Group 1 languages (which anulls the requirement for a Group 2 language). Students who complete the IBDP with two Group 1 languages are awarded a Bilingual IB Diploma.
In addition, students must also complete the IB Diploma Programme’s ‘core’ which consists of a course in Theory of Knowledge, a programme of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) and an Extended Essay (4,000 words) in a subject of their choice.
Aarhus Gymnasium currently offers the following IB Diploma Programme subjects:
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
Danish Literature, English Language and Literature, English Literature, School-Supported Self-Taught Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Danish B, Danish ab initio, English B, French ab initio, German B, Spanish ab initio
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Economics, Global Politics, History, Psychology
Group 4: Experimental Sciences
Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS), Physics
Group 5: Mathematics
Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL, Mathematical Studies SL (Please note that these levels will change for applicants starting in 2019/20)
Group 6: The Arts
Music, Visual Arts
Descriptions of the individual subjects can be found by choosing 'Diploma Programme Subject Briefs' here.
Self-Taught Literature, ab initio languages, Psychology, ESS and the two SL Maths options are only available at Standard Level. For the full Diploma, students must take three subjects at Higher and three at Standard Level. Higher Level subjects entail additional curricular requirements, more exams and greater depth of analysis.
Subject selection is important with regards to university possibilities, so we recommend that students discuss selections with student counsellors, parents, teachers etc. We also cooperate with Studievalg Østjylland to provide up to date information on university applications and requirements.