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HOW TO CHOOSE & WHAT TO CHOOSE

The six IB subjects (Choices by 1 March 2021)

 

  • At least three and not more than four subjects must be studied at higher level (HL) = 240 hours over the two years


If you choose Math HL, you have to take 4 HL subjects.

  • Three (or two if 4 HLs have been chosen) must be studied at standard level (SL) = 150 hours over the two years

What are the options?

Group 1: Mother Tongue

  • Danish A Literature HL/SL
  • English A Language & Literature HL/SL
  • Self-taught SL

Group 2: Foreign language:

  • English B HL
  • Danish B HL
  • German B SL
  • Spanish ab initio SL

Group 3: Individuals & Societies

  • History HL/SL
  • Psychology HL/SL
  • Business & Management HL/SL

Group 4: Natural Sciences

  • Biology HL/SL
  • Chemistry HL/SL
  • Physics HL/SL
  • Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL

Group 5: Mathematics

  • Application & Interpretation SL
  • Analysis & Approaches HL/SL

 Group 6: Arts & Electives

  • Visual Arts HL/SL
  • Another Group 2, 3 or 4 Subject HL/SL


How to choose?

It is obviously very important to make the right choices.

It would be a good idea to consider the following elements before choosing.

Skills
What are you good at?
Interests        
What interests you?
Teacher’s advice  
The teachers know you and will know how to guide you.
Future plans          
Do you need a certain subject in order to be admitted at a certain university?


Start doing your research early!

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Student counselling

For the IB at Struer Statsgymnasium:

Jesper sigh | jsi@stgym.dk

For studies in Denmark

Lasse Hesselvig | laph@studievalg.dk

http://www.studievalg.dk/midtvestjylland

For studies abroad

Kilroy Education | Karin Wanscher

info@kilroyeducation.dk

Or:

Danish Students Abroad: www.DSAbroad.dk

StudyAbroad: https://www.studyabroad.com/


Examples
Health sciences

Language A HL/SL

Language B HL/SL

Psychology SL

Chemistry SL

Analysis & Approaches HL/SL

Biology/Physics HL/SL


Humanities (faculty of arts)

Language A HL/SL

Language B HL

History HL

SEHS SL

Application & Interpretation SL

Language B SL

Politics/Business

Language A HL/SL

Language B HL

History SL

Biology/Chemistry/Physics/SEHS HL/SL

A&A HL/SL or A&I SL

Business & Management HL/SL

Creative

Language A HL/SL

Language B HL/SL

Psychology HL

Biology HL

Analysis & Interpretation SL

Visual Arts HL

 

When to choose?
1 March 2021

Please note: The definite choice of courses and levels depends on student choices and schedule considerations.

There will be mock exams in the pre-IB in June and a Math placement test in the diploma programme and we reserve the right to move students to the appropriate levels.

The three core elements of the hexagon

Theory of Knowledge (ToK)      

An interdisciplinary course of critical thinking           

100 teaching hours and an essay of app. 1500 words

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)

At least 150 hours of voluntary, extracurricular activities

Extended Essay (EE)

A research paper on a topic of the student’s choice; app. 4000 words