Form 10

In form 10, you will develop your readiness for choosing an educational programme, and you will have the possibility to explore various educational programmes.


You will receive guidance by your counsellor both individually, in smaller groups and in the classroom.

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Readiness for upper secondary education

The readiness assessment from form 9 will continue to be used in form 10. In form 10 we will assess your academic, personal, social and practical skills. As part of form 10, you will work with your educational plans, for instance by working on your OSO-assignment (the mandatory, independent assignment).

Ready for upper secondary education?

In case you are assessed as ready for upper secondary education, you will participate in different counselling activities:

  • Classroom/group counselling
  • Mandatory bridging courses
  • Work placement.

It is also possible for you to participate in:

  • Activities arranged by UU Copenhagen (the Youth Guidance Centre)
  • Open house events at upper secondary educational institutions.

Have you been assessed as not ready for upper secondary education?

Your form 10 guidance counsellor will follow up on the guidance you have received so far and will support your process in developing your readiness during form 10. Besides mandatory bridging courses and group guidance counselling, there is also the possibility to participate in:

  • Chats with your guidance counsellor, individually or in groups
  • Special work placements
  • Visits to educational institutions
  • Visits to companies.

Bridging courses

During a bridging course, you will try an upper secondary education for a short period of time. During form 10, you will participate in a mandatory bridging course lasting one week with your class and one of your teachers. If you are in form 10 at a vocational college, special conditions apply concerning bridging courses.

One week at upper secondary education

Bridging courses take place either at a vocational college or at general upper secondary education/higher preparatory examination programme. At the bridging course, you will get a sense of what it is like studying at upper secondary education. You will learn about the requirements of the education, and you will experience life at the school. You will meet pupils, teachers, and counsellors at the school.

What will you do during a bridging course?

During bridging courses, you will:

  • Participate in academic teaching at the school
  • Get experiences with homework, methods, social life and more
  • Experience social life at the school
  • Meet pupils and teachers at the school
  • Learn about the possibilities for further education and training.

Work placement during form 10

Work placements are not mandatory in form 10, but it can be a great possibility to try out a specific job. When you are in work placement, you will be part of a workplace and have firsthand experience of a job. Does the job suit you and your ideas of education and jobs? You can use your experiences from the work placement to consider your choice of study.

To find a work placement, it might be a good idea to:

  • Make a list of jobs you want to try out
  • Look for relevant workplaces in your neighborhood
  • Call a company and arrange to come by and chat with them
  • Look for exciting opportunities in your own network – for example ask your parents or other people you know.

To find out what week you can attend a work placement, please ask your teacher.

Application for upper secondary education

The UU-counsellor at your school will give you and your class an introduction to how to apply at

By March 1, you and your parents must have filled out and signed your application which must be uploaded to with your portfolio for choice of study. Your parents need to sign your application with NemID / MitID.

Afterwards, your application will be automatically sent to the school you have listed as your number one priority.