Gymnasiet (Upper secondary school)
An independent approach
The traditions of direct democracy and project work at Det frie Gymnasium influences you and the three years you spend studying with us. One of our main tenets is that everyone should be able to shape their everyday life and the school itself. This goes for pupils as well as teachers, in terms of the teaching and in terms of all the other things that contribute to the life of the school. You learn how to present your opinion to others, and the opinions of others will also influence you. We see you as an asset for the democracy at the school. As a student at Det frie Gymnasium, we expect you to make an active contribution to your education. You are academically active in classes, take part in the democratic process and make time for doing you homework and participating in joint arrangements. During the three years you will also be taking part in an intro-trip, theatre evenings, excursions and a study journey in your second year. All these activities will arouse your curiosity, strengthen your academic knowledge and increase class cohesion.
Marks replaced by evaluations
It has been the schools tradition that we give end of term marks before final examination like at other schools, but no marks before then. Instead the classes have a pupil- and teacher-evaluation twice a year. It takes place between the pupils and their teachers on the basis of academic and social criteria. The purpose of the evaluation is to give the individual pupil and teacher good feed-back and an opportunity to improve the teaching.