The focus in the STX programme is on general education and general study preparation.

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The academic standard of the STX-programme is closely linked to aspects of the academic subjects.

The students are to achieve general education and study competence in the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences enabling the students to complete a higher education.

A three year programme

The three year programme consists of

  • Basic programme for the first six months.
  • Specialized study programme for the following 2½ years.

Subjects

Compulsory subjects depend on the student’s study programme. The most common compulsory subjects are:

  • Danish
  • English
  • Second foreign language
  • History
  • Classical studies
  • Physics
  • Physical education (PE)
  • An artistic subject
  • Mathematics
  • Religion
  • Social science
  • + at least two of the subjects Biology, Chemistry and Natural Geography.

The compulsory artistic subject is chosen from among visual arts, drama, media studies or music.

The second foreign language at Ørestad Gymnasium is either French, German, Spanish or Chinese.

Normally three subjects constitute the specialized study programme.

More facts about the STX programme

Parts of the instruction are implemented as multi-subject courses within the framework of general study preparation, general language understanding and a natural science basic programme.

Apart from the compulsory subjects, each student chooses a specialized study programme and also write a specialized study project in the third year.

Number of lessons

Each student completes a minimum of 2470 lessons of 60 minutes during the STX programme.

There is, in addition, homework with written assignments, preparation of texts, research etc. as well as time for exams. At Ørestad Gymnasium the students have an average of 15 lessons of 100 minutes per week, with school days generally lasting from 8.00 AM to 3.40 PM.

Typical work methods

Various methods of working are employed – for instance classroom instruction, project work, individual and group work, etc.

Up to 25% of the teaching can be spent on virtually teaching.