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.
Pre-IB (Pre-DP; Year 10)
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:
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 refers to:
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