Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||30 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Birkerød Gymnasium employss teaching assistants in several subjects
|Native English speaking teachers||
We have a large cohort of international teachers, some of which are native English speakers. Danish teachers working in the international section have an excellent English proficiency.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Birkerød Gymnasium does not offer extra English classes outside of the curriculum.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Danish, English, French, Spanish are all part of the IB classes offered at BG.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
BG strongly believes in the implementation of technology as part of the learning experience. Students are expected to bring laptops to school and to be confident in navigating technological programs and devices as part of their learning environment.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
BG has been excelling in online teaching since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
BG believes that homework and additional assignments is valuable in achieving academic progress. Homework and additional assignments are given with due notice and with consideration for the students' general workload.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Studens are expected to spend around 1½ -2 hours a day on their homework
Birkerød Gymnasium is a public school under the Danish Ministry of Education and therefore, students are not expected to adhere to a particular dresscode.
No. Students apply for BG through set application dates.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Before starting at BG, students are expected to sit an entry exam.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Students may join an academic year that has already started, if the student applies during the first month of the academic year.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
80% of graduates from BG attend a higher educational instituion.
|External examinations or assessments available||
Birkerød Gymnasium offers the IB Diploma Programme
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
BG is a secular school. Students are free to practice whichever religion they choose.
|School bus service available||
No. BG is easily accesible via public transport, bicycle or car.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
BG provides access to external consultants who offer support.
|Learning support offered||
BG's external consultants provide extra support for students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
BG has various talent programmes and competitions aimed at honing academically gifted students' skills.
|Student access to education psychologist||
Students are provided access to a study counsellor and can be offered to speak with an external psychologist.
|School start time||
At BG students recieve lessons of 2 x 45 min, and students have 4 lessons a day.
|School finish time||
Most lessons end at 15:20.
|Supervised care before/after school||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
There are various activities available for students to get involved in, some of which include:
|School provided lunches||
Students can purchase their own lunch in BG's canteen.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
BG's canteen has vegetarian options.
|Sports activities included||
Pre-IB students and students in STX and HF have physical education as part of their curriculum. Students in the IB Diploma programme do not.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Students at BG have access to various sports fields and two gyms.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
The programme "BG Fri Sport" is available for students to join. There are various sports teams involved in the program. Students who practice elite sports outside of school can also apply for the BG Elite Sports programme - please see seperate information regarding BG Elite Sports on our website.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
BG defines itself through three core values:
|Teaching approach of the school||
At BG, the professional and pedagogical team is outstanding, and our students achieve excellent results. We do our best to make sure that each student, no matter their level, is challenged and experiences improvement. We perfect the teaching that we know provides excellent results.