Higher Commercial Examination Programme – hhx

The Higher Commercial Examination Programme (hhx) is a 3-year course

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In order to qualify for admission to the 3-year course leading up to the Higher Commercial Examination, students should normally have completed and passed the Lower Secondary School Leaving Examination (Folkeskolens Afgangsprøve) in year 10 (class 9), as well as complied with certain other conditions. Alternatively, students may be asked to take a centrally set entry examination and attend an interview at the Handelsgymnasium.

Applications are made digitally on optagelse.dk.

The school and school counsellor will help students in years 10 or 11 (classes 9 or 10) complete their education plans and their application forms. The deadline for applications is 13 March and students will receive a written response by 1 June.

Students who have already left school can complete an application form on optagelse.dk. Applications submitted before 13 March will allow the school time to assess the application alongside students who are applying directly from years 10 or 11 (classes 9 or 10).

The main objective of the course is to prepare students for Higher Education. In addition, the course is one of general education, where students learn to reflect and relate responsibly to their surroundings; people, nature, society, and on their own personal development. The course should also help students develop their creative and innovative abilities as well as their critical sense.

The Hhx course focuses on commercial, international and business-related subjects. Students study business, marketing and international economics combined with foreign languages and other general subjects.

During the course, students are given continual assessment grades – usually 2 or 3 time a year, and a final grade at the end of each module. Students sit at least 10 examinations with external examiners, including an oral examination based on a longer project written during the course. The final qualification (Hhx) is considered passed if the average grade achieved is at least 2.0 on the 7-step scale.

Students who are dissatisfied with the teaching, examinations, including grades, course choices and electives, lack of special education or other educational support may address their complaints to the Principal.

Students who are dissatisfied with a decision taken by the Principal may in a number of cases, make a written appeal to the Principal who will pass this on to the Styrelsen for Undervisning og Kvalitet (National Agency for Education and Quality) with the student’s own comments on the case.

Before the case is sent to the Agency, the student also has the right to comment. Students’ comments will then be sent to the Agency.

Last updated: 03 April 2024