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Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Address: Søndervangen 56, DK-3460 Birkerød Denmark

Birkerød Gymnasium is a public school, so tuition is free.
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


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.

Max. number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Birkerød Gymnasium employss teaching assistants in several subjects

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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

BG is a secular school. Students are free to practice whichever religion they choose.

External examinations or assessments available

Birkerød Gymnasium offers the IB Diploma Programme

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

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

80% of graduates from BG attend a higher educational instituion.

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.

Entry evaluation for students

Before starting at BG, students are expected to sit an entry exam.

Waiting list

No. Students apply for BG through set application dates.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

March 1st

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.

School start time

At BG students recieve lessons of 2 x 45 min, and students have 4 lessons a day.
School starts at 8:00 AM

School finish time

Most lessons end at 15:20.

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

No. BG is easily accesible via public transport, bicycle or car.

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.

Uniform required

Birkerød Gymnasium is a public school under the Danish Ministry of Education and therefore, students are not expected to adhere to a particular dresscode.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

There are various activities available for students to get involved in, some of which include:
Model United Nations, Sports-teams, Musical, Student Council, among many others. More information regarding after school activities and clubs can be found on BG's website.
IB Students are also actively involved in the CAS Programme.

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 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.

Sports facilities at the school

Students at BG have access to various sports fields and two gyms.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

BG defines itself through three core values:
Everyone has a duty to be their best. This in relation to themselves, their classmates, colleagues, teachers, lessons, the community and BG as a whole every day.

The spirit at BG is thanks to the open community, where there is judgement-free room for all, no matter their background. It is not only a natural part of BG to give active and personal contribution to the community, but a must!

It is only through the will to put words into action that things will begin to move forwards. It is everyone’s duty at BG to partake so that the individual as well as the community develops and keeps themselves informed in a world of change.

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.
We continuosly engage in teaching labaratories, and experiments where we investigate and try out new and better forms of teaching. We apply digital solutions where appropriate.

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