Subjects in upper secondary

Design your own programme of study

In upper secondary at the European School Copenhagen, you have a lot of flexibility to combine subjects according to your interests and create your own programme of study. We have fewer compulsory subjects than in a Danish gymnasium, and you don’t have to decide which  subjects you wish to take until the end of Secondary 5.


Organisation of studies

1.g -3.g in the Danish gymnasium is known as secondary 5-7 in the European School Copenhagen. In secondary 5, you have a number of compulsory subjects and only a few complementary subject options. However, at the end of secondary 5, you can choose which of your subjects you wish to continue at an advanced level and which new subjects you wish to take in secondary 6 and 7. All the subjects chosen run for minimum two years. Some of the compulsory subjects run for all three years, e.g. English if you’re enrolled in the English language section or Danish if you’re in the Danish language section.

The subject options will depend on your choice of language section. To see a list of the subjects, please go to either the English or the Danish language section. You can also read more about the organisation of studies, syllabuses and attainment descriptors on the website of the European Schools.


Study guidance

If admitted to Secondary 5, we will invite you to an introduction meeting where you will receive guidance about subject choices in Secondary 5 and how to prepare you for your choices in Secondary 6 and 7.