IB - International Baccalaureate

The Pre-IB Programme

The Pre-IB is a preparatory year which prepares students for the IB diploma programme. It is aimed at Danish students who want to bridge the gap between the Danish elementary school (folkeskole or efterskole) and the IB Diploma. It is also a preparatory year for students from abroad who have not finished 11 years of education.

All subjects in the pre-IB are taught in English, which gives the students an excellent opportunity to improve their English proficiency and get ready for the challenges of the diploma programme.

The pre-IB is structured like the first year (1g) in the Danish gymnasium (STX). It is still possible to transfer back to the Danish STX in November or after the full pre-IB year.

You complete Pre-IB with end of term tests that will work as entry tests to the IB DP.

When applying to Pre-IB,students must indicate their mother tongue or best language, their level in Danish and which foreign language, other than English, they wish to study. At Struer Statsgymnasium, students can choose between German and Spanish beginners level as their additional second language.

Admission Pre-IB

Pre-IB (Pre-DP; Year 10)

  • Applicants coming from the Danish Folkeskole, or other secondary schooling in Denmark would usually apply through optagelse.dk. The UU counsellor at your school will assist you in the procedure. Students with the Danish grade point average of six and above and who are declared “suitable” by the UU counsellor can be expected to be admitted to the Pre-IB. If an applicant does not fulfil the formal application requirements, there will be an admissions test at the school in March to determine whether the applicant will be accepted in the Pre-IB.
  • Applicants coming from a non-Danish school/school system must apply through a special application form, which can be found on the school’s website. All international applicants will be interviewed before admission.


All applicants who use the application form from the school’s website can send their application as a paper copy to the school or as a scan to the school’s IB coordinator. The application must also include a motivational letter and the most recent grades transcript. Optional documents may be:

  • A reference letter
  • Other exams or documentation of extra-curricular activities

Subjects in Pre-IB

Pre-IB reflects the subjects in the Danish STX. This implies that the foundation course (STX “grundforløb”) includes subjects such as a science course (NV) and a course in basic structures of language (AP). Moreover, you will be taught obligatory subjects as Mathematics, History, Social Studies, English, Spanish/German, Chemistry, PE and a creative subject.

After the foundation course, you will be introduced to two new sciences (Biology and Physics) and you will be thoroughly introduced to the subjects available in the IB DP. This will enable you to make a more considered choice for the IB Diploma

Academic honesty

Academic honesty refers to:


  • The full acknowledgement of the original authorship and ownership of creative material
  • The production of ‘authentic’ pieces of work
  • The protection of all forms of intellectual property – which include forms of intellectual and creative expression, as well as patents, registered designs, trademarks, moral rights and copyright
  • Proper conduct in relation to the conduct of examinations

Struer Statsgymnasium, guided by the philosophy of the IB, places great value on personal integrity and academic honesty. Academic honesty is expected of all members of the school community; students, faculty, administration and parents. We are guided in our expectations and practices by two of the Learner Profile attributes which describe students as:



PRINCIPLED: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences



REFLECTIVE: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.



Read Struer Statsgymnasium’s Academic Honesty document here