Group 4

Experimental Sciences

  • Biology SL/HL
  • Physics SL/HL
  • Chemistry SL/HL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) SL

For the school year 2024 – 2025 we do not constitute classes in ESS SL.

Experimental Sciences

Biology HL/SL

The main aim of this course is to raise your awareness of biological connections and interrelations in providing you with a wide range of general biological knowledge. The focus is on the improvement of your ability to draw conclusions, understand biological processes and apply existing knowledge onto new problem definitions. Higher order thinking skills will be trained through task-based teaching strategies, which will also increase your communicative and cooperative skills.

Physics HL/SL

Physics is an attempt to understand the world around us, challenging our imagination with concepts such as relativity, and physicists study the largest galaxies and the smallest subatomic particles and everything in between. Since many mathematical concepts were developed by physicists, learning Physics will help you master them and facilitate your understanding of mathematics – but likewise, understanding mathematics is also essential for success in the Physics programme.

Chemistry HL/SL

In Chemistry you will be working with models and concepts to describe the characteristics of matter’s smallest particles. The Chemistry curriculum requires you to work quantitatively as well, which means that you will calculate substance and energy amounts and collect experimental data for further processing and interpretation, practicing your mathematical and practical lab skills.

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 4, a HL level course will give you a Danish A-level, whereas a SL course will give you a Danish B level. ESS, however, cannot be equivalated to Danish levels.

IB Subjects

For the school year 2024-2025, we offer the following IB Diploma subjects at Hasseris Gymnasium & IB World School: