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Study in Denmark Education Denmark does not have compulsory schooling for its children but well compulsory education from the age of 7 to 16. Teaching duty differs from compulsory schooling in that parents are given the opportunity to choose teaching style for the children.

Folk teaching in Denmark is of old date. As early as 1814 the first school laws were added, and these have since been revised on a number of occasions. The most recent popular collagen law, which has been in force since 1997, has increased parental influence over teaching and introduced new teaching plans for both the nine-year school and the tenth, voluntary school year.

Study in Denmark

The primary school comprises a one-year kindergarten class, a nine-year elementary school and a one-year tenth grade. Children can start primary school at the age of 5. More than a tenth student goes to private school/free school. The cost of free schools is covered by just over 80% of state resources. The children can also be taught at home, provided that the teaching gives the same knowledge as the general public school. The freedom and the state grant system have made the Danish school system very diverse with a large number of experimental schools and a positive attitude to educational experimental activities.

Teaching in the nine-year compulsory school includes Danish, sports and mathematics in all grades, English in grades 3–9, Christianity in all grades except the one where confirmation teaching takes place, history in grades 3–9, social science in grades 8–9, nature and technology and music in grades 1–6, picture in grades 1–5, craft and home knowledge in one or more of grades 4–7, biology and geography in grades 7–9, physics and chemistry, and German or French in grades 7–9, and in the grades 8–9 several optional subjects.

The grading system in Denmark, which applies to all education from primary school to university education, was changed in 2006/2007. The previous 13-degree rating scale was replaced by the so-called seven-degree scale (seven-step scale). The highest rating is 12, which corresponds to the ECTS scale A. The worst rating is -3, which corresponds to the ECTS scale F.

The Danish upper secondary education was thoroughly reformed in 2005. From a previous focus on two main courses - linguistic and mathematical line - a more differentiated education was introduced, which more closely resembles the Swedish system. The schools are given great opportunities to profile their range of education themselves and the student can choose his/her own study direction. One difference is that the Danish students only need to indicate which study orientation they intend to read, and after an introductory term with preparatory studies, they have the opportunity to reconsider their choice. The study paths after the introductory semester are divided into different types of degrees; Stx (Bachelor's degree, general-oriented and study preparation upper secondary education), Htx (Higher technical examination, technical/science specialization) and Hhx (Higher trade degree, economic/linguistic specialization).

Another way of studying is the so-called higher preparation degree, HF, which, like the student's degree, provides the competence to continue studies at universities and other higher education institutions. After compulsory school, students can also choose to attend vocational schools with courses between one and four years. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Denmark.

The proportion of pupils of one year studying at upper secondary level increased significantly during the 1990s, and today (2012) is about 60%. The proportion of pupils moving on to higher education and research has also increased.

Copenhagen University is the oldest in the country and was founded in 1479, Aarhus University was founded in 1928 and Odense University in 1966. In the early 1970s, Roskilde and Aalborg University were added.

The Ministry of Education has overall responsibility for the school. Denmark has traditionally a highly decentralized system of local autonomy for the individual schools and the parents have a great influence. The individual school can decide on its own curriculum, which is why there is greater variation between the schools in Denmark than in Sweden.

Denmark is the homeland of the folk high school. Its creator NF Grundtvig presented his ideas about folk high school in a series of writings, the earliest from the 1830s. The first folk high school started its operations in North Schleswig in 1844 and had as its main task the defense of the Danish in the border regions. Grundtvig's ideas have been furthered by Christian Cold. In 2012, there were 71 approved public colleges. They have meant and meant a lot to the Danes.

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