Diploma Programme

Marie

DP 1 Student

How long have you been at ISH?

I have been at ISH since 2016.

What are your favourite subjects, and what do you like about them?

My absolute favourite subject is biology, because the teacher is very passionate and the subject is both challenging and interesting. I’m also very interested in TOK, Theory of Knowledge, because it questions what we know in a new way I’ve never thought about before.

What activities/clubs are you involved in?

I’m involved in Student Council, Model United Nations, and Philosophy Club. Being a part of the student council is a pleasure and an honour. It gives students a chance to have a voice in the school and also lets us have an opportunity to have a positive impact at ISH. MUN, though it’s just started, is wonderful. I like it because we learn a lot about different points of views in different countries, as well as understanding the essence of perspective and debate. I also really enjoy being a part of Philosophy Club as it’s exciting to see the knowledge people bring into the club, as well as the debates.

What would you miss if you left ISH?

If I left ISH, I think I would miss the family-feeling the most. This school is a really kind and friendly community, that I don’t think many other schools have. Being a part of ISH’s student body is truly like being a part of a family.

Which school trip/activity/event outside the classroom did you really enjoy last year and why?

Last year, in MYP5 I really enjoyed our trip to Spain. We learned all about film-creation and production alongside surrealism. We even got to make our own films, which was a really cool experience as we got to do in an entirely new and different culture.

What are you planning to do after graduating from ISH?

One thing that being a part of an international school has taught me, is the importance and beauty of cultures and places all over the world. So after graduating ISH, I am firstly planning to take a gap year and travel. Afterwards, I am planning to go to university and study law, international studies, or biology: I’m not quite sure yet.

Caroline

DP 1 Student

How long have you been at ISH?

I joined ISH in January of 2016. I started half way through MYP 5, and am now in DP1.

What are your favourite subjects, and what do you like about them?

My favourite subjects include History and TOK. History is a topic that has always interested me, and find that the skills we learn and practice in the lessons are applicable to many areas of life. I enjoy TOK as it challenges my way of thinking, and allows me to become more openminded about other perspectives. Both subjects also encourage debating, which is something I am fond of doing.

What activities/clubs are you involved in and why do you like them?

I am a member of philosophy club and am one of the four students in charge of MUN. Philosophy club is great, as it allows us participants to plan and prepare a workshop that will be carried out during one of the club meetings. We often go somewhere in central Copenhagen to discuss philosophical topics here. MUN is an interest of mine, as I get to debate on topics that are actual and relevant. I therefore decided to help set up the club, to encourage others to improve their debating skills and involve themselves in the issues of today. Joining these clubs was also a great way for me to gain CAS hours.

What would you miss if you left ISH?

I would miss the staff and students. The environment and relationship between everyone here is so unique, and is what makes ISH so special. We have smaller classes than what I have previously been used to, which means that us students have a closer relationship with our teachers. My classmates are all really nice, and welcomed me very well when I first came to the school.

Which school trip/activity/event outside the classroom did you really enjoy last year and why?

At the end of MYP 5 we had a class trip to Barcelona and Girona. This was a great experience as our class got to be together outside of school in a way that we hadn’t before. We had to create a montage while we were there, for our art and design classes, which was also a really fun task to work on whilst in Spain. We had a “red carpet" event when we came back, which only tied the whole trip and experience together. The activities that were planned on the trip were also very engaging and pleasurable. We also got time to explore the cities ourselves, which was very exciting and fun.

What are you planning to do after graduating from ISH?

I am planning to take a gap year after graduating, to figure out what and where I would like to study. I would like to get some work experience during this year, which will also allow me to earn money to travel.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an assessed programme for students aged 16-19 that leads to the award of an IB Diploma. It is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that is respected by leading universities around the world. The aim of the DP is to develop self-motivated, life-long learners who are internationally minded and who care about our world, its cultures and its communities.

Subject Groups and Course Offerings

To ensure both breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, students must choose at least one subjects from five subject groups: 1) their best language, 2) additional language(s), 3) humanities and social sciences, 4) experimental sciences, 5) mathematics and either Visual Arts from group 6, or a second subject from the groups 1 to 5.  Of these six subjects, three are taken at the higher level (HL) and three are taken at standard level (SL). The courses shown in the table below are offered at both HL and SL unless otherwise stated. Ab Initio language courses are for those beginning study of a new language. Please note that course offerings are subject to maximum and minimum enrollment and that we may alter the courses available depending on demand and capacity.

*The IB, in coordination with Pamoja Education, has authorized the teaching of some subjects to take place online teaching methods. As more and more education is going to be accessed online, we at ISH support a student’s choice to complete up to two courses online.This also expands the subjects available to study at the school.

The IB Core

In addition to the six chosen subjects, three core elements: the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity, Service – are compulsory and central to the philosophy of the IB programme.  Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course that links the academic subject areas as well as transcending them and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge.  The extended essay (EE) is a 4000-word essay that provides the valuable experience of completing a research paper. Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) is a programme that involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies.

Requirements for the IB Diploma

Students receive grades ranging from 7 (highest) to 1 (lowest) for each subject. The award of the IB Diploma requires a minimum total of 24 points and the successful completion of the three core elements. Bonus points are added for the EE and TOK requirements if both are completed satisfactorily. The highest possible total score is 45 points.

WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS SAY?

Click on the images below to read interviews with two of our Diploma Programme students.

Marie

Marie

DP 1 Student

Marie

DP 1 Student

Caroline

Caroline

DP 1 Student

Caroline

DP 1 Student

 

Contact information:
Please feel free to contact our DP Coordinator, Mr Evis Qeska with any questions you may have about the Diploma Programme at ISH.

eqeska@ish.dk
+45 35 55 50 49