Group 3: Individual and Society
- History HL/SL (obligatory for all IB students at Hasseris Gymnasium)
- Economics HL/SL
- Psychology HL/SL
- Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) SL
Individual and Society
History HL/SL (obligatory for all IB students at Hasseris Gymnasium)
The History course aims to promote an understanding of history as a discipline, including the nature and diversity of its sources, methods and interpretations. It also helps you to gain a better understanding of the present through critical reflection upon the past.
The Economics course is essentially about dealing with scarcity, resource allocation and the methods and processes by which choices are made in the satisfaction of human wants. As a dynamic social science, Economics uses scientific methodologies which include quantitative and qualitative elements. The ethical dimensions involved in the application of economic theories and policies permeate throughout the course as you are required to consider and reflect on human end-goals and values.
The Psychology course is the systematic study of behaviour and mental processes. Students undertaking the course can expect to develop an understanding of how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied. This will allow them to have a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behaviour. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are also key considerations of the IB psychology course.
Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) SL
Through studying Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) students will be provided with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies; one that enables them to adopt an informed personal response to the wide range of pressing environmental issues that they will inevitably come to face. The teaching approach is such that students are allowed to evaluate the scientific, ethical and socio-political aspects of issues. Students will be able to study this course successfully with no specific previous knowledge of science or geography. However, as the
course aims to foster an international perspective, awareness of local and global environmental concerns and an understanding of the scientific methods, a course that shares these aims would be good preparation.
ESS is in interdisciplinary course which can count as either a group 3 or a group 4 subject.
In group 3, a HL level course will give you a Danish A-level, whereas a SL course will give you a Danish B level. ES&S, however, cannot be equivalated to Danish levels.
The IB programme has given me a possibility to learn Mathematics and Physics extensively, giving me a head start at the university.