Subject Group 1

Below is a list of subject-levels offered at RCN: Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL). Some subjects are offered at both levels. In addition to the Core requirements, IBDP candidates are required to complete at least three subjects at HL and 3 at SL, at least one subject drawn from each Subject Group as described on the Subject Group pages.

IB Diploma Programme

Language A

Literature HL or SL

Courses are offered in Danish, English, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.

The Literature course focuses on the academic study of literary texts of various genres. Strong competence in the language – both spoken and written – as well as some prior study of literature would greatly benefit the student.
Nordic students who will eventually be registered for Danish or Norwegian or Swedish A Literature begin their courses in mixed classes, to develop oral communication across the three languages and enhance their knowledge of Nordic literature.

English A Language and Literature HL or SL

The ‘English A: Language and Literature’ course is a combined approach to examining how the English language is used in the world today through the study of a variety of texts both spoken written, visual and aural, with a study of more ‘traditional’ literary works.

IB Learners strive to be:

Inquirers They develop their
natural curiosity.
They acquire the skills
necessary to conduct
inquiry and research
and show
in learning.
They actively enjoy
learning and this
love of learning
will be sustained
throughout their lives.
Knowledgeable They explore concepts,
ideas and issues
that have local and
global significance.
In so doing,
they acquire
in-depth knowledge
and develop
across a broad
and balanced
range of disciplines.
Thinkers They exercise
initiative in
applying thinking
skills critically
and creatively
to recognize
and approach
complex problems,
and make reasoned,
ethical decisions.
Communicators They understand
and express ideas
and information
and creatively
in more than
one language and
in a variety of modes
of communication.
They work effectively
and willingly in
with others.
Principled They act with
integrity and honesty,
with a strong sense
of fairness, justice and
respect for the dignity
of the individual,
groups and communities.
They take responsibility
for their own actions
and the consequences
that accompany them.
Open-minded They understand and
appreciate their
own cultures and
personal histories,
and are open
to the perspectives,
values and traditions
of other individuals
and communities.
They are accustomed
to seeking
and evaluating
a range of
points of view,
and are willing
to grow from
the experience.
Caring They show empathy,
compassion and
respect towards
the needs and
feelings of others.
They have a
personal commitment
to service, and act
to make a
positive difference
to the lives
of others
and to
the environment.
Risk-takers They approach
unfamiliar situations
and uncertainty
with courage
and forethought,
and have the
of spirit to
explore new roles,
ideas and strategies.
They are brave
and articulate
in defending
their beliefs.
Balanced They understand
the importance
of intellectual,
physical and
emotional balance
to achieve
personal well-being
for themselves
and others.
Reflective They give thoughtful
consideration to
their own learning
and experience.
They are able
to assess
and understand
their strengths
and limitations
in order to support
their learning and
personal development.