Admission to the secondary cycle at the European School Copenhagen will be opened in 2018/19 for the grades S1-4 (S4 is equivalent to a Danish 9th grade). In 2019 the school will open for admission to S5 and in 2021 the school will offer all grades of the secondary cycle.
The European School Copenhagen follows the curriculum set by the European Schools. In S1-3 pupils follow a common curriculum and most subjects are taught in the pupil’s mother tongue (L1 – the language of the section). In S1 the pupils begin to study a second foreign language (L3).
In S3 all pupils study human sciences and religion or ethics in their first foreign language (L2). In secondary year 2, Latin is offered as an option. In secondary year 3, pupils who chose Latin in year 2 continue to study it. For the other pupils, ICT is offered as an option.
In S4 and 5 the compulsory course in integrated science is subdivided into physics, chemistry and biology, and pupils may choose between the advanced or the normal course in mathematics. Other options include economics, a third foreign language and Ancient Greek.
S6 and 7 form a unit which leads to the European Baccalaureate. Although there is a core of compulsory subjects, including mother tongue, Language 2, mathematics, a science, philosophy, physical education, history and geography, students have a wide range of further options and may choose to study some subjects for two periods, four periods or at an advanced level.
The European Baccalaureate is fully recognised in all the countries of the European Union, as well as in a number of others. European Baccalaureate certificate holders enjoy the same rights and benefits as other holders of secondary school-leaving certificates in their countries, including the same right as nationals with equivalent qualifications to seek admission to any university or institution of higher education in the European Union.
For more information about the European Baccalaureate, the curriculum and the organisation of studies in the secondary cycle look at the European School webpage on the following links.