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What is the PreIB?

The Pre-IB is a one-year preparatory course for Danish students who have only attended the Danish school system and for those international students who do not directly fulfil IB-DP admission requirements.The courses are in English as are the teaching materials. 


Having completed the pre-IB programme, Danish students who do not wish to continue with the IB Diploma Programme can easily make the transition into the second year of the Danish STX programme. 


Apart from being taught in English the programme is similar to the 1st year of the Danish STX education; alongside regular subjects, students complete several cross-curricular projects; General Linguistics and General Science.


"I chose the IB programme because that way I will be able to study were ever I want, and I will have a high level of English"

The PreIB year is for internationally-minded students who are interested in continuing in an international direction. It is for many students a good introduction to being taught entirely in English and to prepare for the IB Diploma.

DP model

The PreIB subjects

Danish A (mother tongue)

Danish B (for foreigners)

German C (continued) or

Spanish C (beginners)


General linguistics (=AP)

Mathematics C

General science (=NV)

Chemistry C

Physics C

Civics C


Drama C or

Film C

Physical education


”I chose the IB because it’s a unique education and helps students become independent and critical thinkers. In my opinion the IB program challenges me to excel not only in my studies but also in my personal growth.” 

Who are the students fitting the IB Learner Profile?

Those who choose to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (or the pre-IB with the intention of continuing onto the two-year IB programme) are typically young people who have high expectations of themselves. They want a demanding, yet rewarding, education that will challenge them and help them take the next step in life whether going to university in Denmark or abroad, working or living abroad. The IB allows for greater geographical and cultural mobility. 

IB learner profile
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