Subjects offered in the IB

Six main areas of study

Studies in language and literature, Language acquisition, Individuals and society, Sciences, Mathematics and The arts.

Studies in language and literature 

Danish HL/SL 
English HL/SL
Language Self-Taught SL*

Language acquisition**

English B HL
Danish B HL
German B HL/SL
Spanish a.i. SL
Danish a.i. SL

Individuals and society 

History HL/SL
Business and management HL/SL
Global Politics HL/SL
Psychology HL/SL


Biology HL/SL
Chemistry HL/SL
Physics HL/SL
Sports, exercise and health science SL


Analysis and Approaches HL/SL  
Applications and Interpretation SL 

The arts***

Film SL

*This is your mother tongue or your best language. If your best language is Danish, you must choose ‘Danish’ as your subject in this category whereas if your best language is English, Iraqi or German you must choose English, Iraqi or German as your respective native languages.

**This category includes a Language B, a second language, and an ab initio (beginner’s) language.

***You can choose either Film or you can substitute Film for EITHER:

Another language (from group 2)
Another individuals and society subject (group 3)
Another science (group 4)

Choosing your subjects

Most subjects are offered on two levels – Standard and Higher Level. You must choose 3 subjects on standard level (SL) and 3 subjects on higher level (HL). All subjects, except your mother tongue (category 1) , are taught in English.

You must choose one subject from each of the 6 different areas of study. However, you may substitute the last category, the Arts, for one additional subject in one of the other categories, for example the Science category.

When choosing your subjects, it is important to consider different factors. What subjects do I enjoy? What do I want to study after graduating?  What subjects do I need to take to get accepted into my favourite post-secondary program? What subjects am I good at?

NB: Subjects will only be offered if a sufficient number of students sign up.

The core

At the core of the Diploma Programme model is the Extended Essay (EE), Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), and Theory of Knowledge (ToK).
These subjects are the heart of the Diploma Programme (DP) and obligatory for all students. You must pass all three subjects to pass the DP.

is a 4,000 words research paper which students complete during the second half of their first year and the first half of their second year. In order to pass the DP, the student must also pass the EE.

is a subject that takes place outside of school hours. Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, volunteer work and community work and must track their work in a log. Read more about CAS here.

is a subject that teaches students how to think critically and focuses on questions of methodology and theories of knowledge. Students are encouraged to reflect on questions such as: How do we know what we know? What is truth? What does it mean that something is ‘scientific’? The final exam is a written paper.
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TOK - Theory of knowledge

"Theory of knowledge gives students the chance to think about the purpose and goals of what they are studying. It asks: Why do we need mathematics when we have calculators? Why are we sure that Shakespeare is so great? And how come the natural sciences are seen as the most reliable guide to understanding the world when its theories keep changing all the time? Our students learn the interdisciplinary standpoint needed for any serious university study, and they’ll develop practical critical thinking skills essential for navigating the oceans of information that flood our phones and laptops every second."

Matthew Travers, TOK teacher

Questions about the IB? 

You are always welcome to contact us...

Gitte Vestergaard Pilley

IB Coordinator

phone+45 9715 3611


Gitte Vestergaard Pilley

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