EUROPEAN SCHOOL COPENHAGEN
Secondary

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.

 

Read more about the course syllabuses in S1-S5 here. 

 

In the European Schools system, S6 and S7 form a unit which leads to the European Baccalaureate. However, in Denmark S5 is equivalent to the first year of high school/gymnasium and at the European School Copenhagen we therefore consider S5-S7 together as the upper secondary years. In August 2020, the school will open the upper secondary cycle with grade S5 in a Danish and English language section.

 

Read more about the upper secondary educational cycle here.