The Higher Commercial Examination Programme (hhx)
The emphasis in the HHX programme is on vocational perspectives.
The emphasis in the HHX programme is on vocational perspectives. The aim of providing a qualification for academic studies is realised within the areas of business economics and socio-economics combined with foreign languages and other general subjects.
The education programme aims to develop the students’ capacity for in-depth studies and their understanding of theoretical knowledge as tools for analysing realistic issues.
The structure of the programme
The school principal may decide that instruction in 2nd foreign language should start at the same time as the specialized study programme proper.
Compulsory subjects and levels:
- Danish A
- English A
- 2nd foreign language B or A
- business economics B
- marketing B
- international economics B
- contemporary history B
- mathematics C
- commercial law C
- social science C.
Parts of the teaching are conducted as multi-subject courses.
At least one additional foreign language is selected from among the following options:
- French at continued level B and A
- German at continued level B and A
- French beginner language A
- Italian A
- Russian A
- Spanish A
- German beginner language A.
As well as compulsory subjects, the students also choose their specialized study programme and electives. In addition, each student in the third year writes a specialized study project within two or three subjects of their choice.
Specialized study subjects:
Each student chooses a specialized study programme consisting of a package with three subjects or – in certain cases – two subjects. The typical HHX student chooses packages consisting of two A level subjects and a third subject at B or C level.
However, specialized study programmes can also be offered consisting of one A-level subject together with a B-level subject and a third subject at B or C level. The packages are drawn up and offered by the individual school, and the number of different programmes as well as the specific content vary from school to school.
Each student selects a number of elective subjects. The number varies according to the specialized study programme taken by the student.
Examples of choice of specialized study subjects and electives.
Number of weekly periods:
Each student completes a minimum of 2470 hours spread out over 60-minute lessons. There is, in addition, homework with written assignments, preparation of texts, research etc. as well as time for examinations.
Typical work methods:
Various methods of working are employed, for instance classroom instruction, project work, individual and group-based written work etc. Case-based teaching programmes also play a significant role in the HHX programme. Up to 25 per vent of the teaching time can be spent on virtually organised teaching, where students and teacher are not necessarily in the same room.
Type of school:
The HHX is typically offered by business colleges, which, as well as HHX, also offer short-cycle higher education, vocational education and training etc. However, there are also some mixed school types, which, for example, also offer HTX. There are, furthermore, a few schools also offering STX or HF.