Pre-IB and IB Overview

Pre-IB and IB Overview

The path to an international upper-secondary education

The IB Diploma is an internationally recognized high academic standard upper-secondary education.

Pre-IB is a preparatory year for the IB Diploma programme.

All instruction in Pre-IB and IB Diploma is conducted in English, and all teaching materials are in English.

The curriculum and examination requirements for IB Diplomas are determined by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

International Baccalaureate Organisation.

The attitude and the framework of the IB program is of an impressive standard and we are happy that our daughter has the opportunity to take part in it.

Pre-IB Subjects

Pre-IB is the preparatory year for the two-year IB Diploma programme

In Pre-IB, you have similar subjects as in 1st year (1.g) of STX, but all instruction and materials are in English.

If you decide not to continue on an English-taught programme after Pre-IB, you might be able to continue in one of the STX Social Studies programmes

Pre-IB overview Grenaa Gymnasium

IB Diploma Curriculum

The IB Diploma is a two year programme and consists of six subject groups and tree core elements.

1: Studies in language and literature
2: Language aquisition
3: Individuals and societies
4: Sciences
5: Mathematics
6: Arts

You must choose one subject from each group.

All subjects are two years long.

Three subjects must be at the Higher Level (HL):
Per week: 2.5 modules of 90 minutes each

Three subjects must be at the Standard Level (SL):
Per week: 1.5 modules of 90 minutes each

Read about the content of the IB subjects

Contact one of our IB ambassadors if you would like to talk to someone who has personal IB experience from Grenaa Gymnasium.

Extended Essay:

A 4,000-word assignment on a self-selected topic.

Theory of Knowledge:

A subject that explores epistemology and teaches critical thinking.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS):

Activities and projects outside regular school hours with creative, physical, and/or social content.

Read more about Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and Creativity, Activity, Service.

If you would like to hear about specific experiences with the IB programme at Grenaa Gymnasium, you can contact one of our IB ambassadors.

You will have 1-5 exams in each subject.

Most of the exams are written and must be done by hand.

Some subjects have exams before the main exam period.
The main exam period lasts for three weeks.

There is one week of preparation time.

Please contact one of our IB Ambassadors if you would like to have information from someone who is currently an IB student or has recently had the IB experience at Grenaa Gymnasium

You will receive grades in all subjects.

All exam grades contribute to the overall grade average.

The IB Diploma’s grading scale is:
7: Excellent
6: Very Good
5: Good
4: Satisfactory
3: Mediocre
2: Poor
1: Very Poor

Read more about grades and formative feedback at Grenaa Gymnasium

If you would like to hear about specific experiences with the IB programme at Grenaa Gymnasium, you can contact one of our IB Ambassadors.

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”

Do you have questions?

Please contact one of our counsellors if you have further questions.

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