Definition of a Danish "Gymnasium"
The Danish "Gymnasium" is part of the upper secondary level of the Danish educational system. Most of our students are between 16 and 19 years old. We teach the range of subjects covered by a Danish “gymnasium” - in accordance with national legislation. Education at the "gymnasium" level is based on 9 or 10 years of primary education, and one important goal for this type of school is to prepare our students for higher education at university level. We thus cater for the academically minded students.
The Danish "gymnasium" offers four main areas of study: natural and social sciences, languages, (ancient and modern), and music. Although Helsingør Gymnasium is a medium-sized school, we offer a broad range of optional subjects such as Astronomy, Arts, Business Economics, Drama, Greek, Latin, Philosophy, Psychology, Sports etc.
All staff members hold university degrees, and teach only the subjects of their degrees.
What makes Helsingør Gymnasium special
Helsingør Gymnasium is renowned for the work that has been done here over the past years to create and develop teaching methods to encourage our students' interest in science and develop their qualifications in this field. Results have so far been very promising, and the number of students from Helsingør Gymnasium who choose to study science at the highest levels is far above the national average.
We offer especially designed introductory classes for new students, field trips abroad and extra-curricular activities such as sports and music, weekly morning assemblies, sports events etc - and the annual school prom. Every year the music teachers arrange a song contest, there are a number of bands, and music plays an important part in the school’s everyday life.
We have frequent contact with various European schools through Comenius projects and a number of international exchanges with schools in e.g. Germany and the USA.Tolerance and diversity are hallmarks of our school. There is no dress code here, and the aim is to make everyone feel welcome.
Helsingør Gymnasium is situated in Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark, and the catchment area is first and foremost the town of Helsingør, but it also stretches a few miles southward along the coast as well as inland. Helsingør is merely 40 kilometres north of Copenhagen, just opposite the major Swedish town of Helsingborg, across the Sound.
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Le lycée Montaigne, Paris
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Furthermore, we have frequent contact with various other European schools via Comenius projects.