The secondary education cycle consists of grades S1-S7 when the pupils are between 11-19 years old. The European School Copenhagen follows the curriculum set by the European Schools and the secondary cycle is completed with the European Baccalaureate certificate.
The secondary cycle at the European School Copenhagen opened in 2018/19 with grades S1-S2 (equivalent to the Danish 6th and 7th grade). There are currently a total of seven classes in S1-S3.
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 S2, Latin is offered as an option. In S3, pupils who chose Latin in S2 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 standard course in mathematics. Complementary courses include music, art and ICT.