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International Baccalaureate

Pre-Diploma Programme (Pre-DP)

The Pre-Diploma Programme is a one year course prior to the actual IB Diploma Programme.
You will follow a course of study which is in many ways similar to samhällsvetenskaps- and naturvetenskapsprogrammet in the Swedish national system.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP)

The IB is a comprehensive and rigorous two year curriculum, leading to an IB-Diploma. The general objectives of the IB are to provide students with a balanced education to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international understanding through shared academic excellence. S:t Eskil’s International College’s high standards are well-known, with
the college consistently achieving grades well above the IB world average.

Cambridge university’s “The Guide To Excellence” ranks S:t Eskil as one of the top 500 schools and colleges in the world.

What you will study

The IB Diploma Programme is intended for students who wish to study the equivalent to the
Swedish samhällsvetenskaps-, naturvetenskapsor ekonomiprogrammet.

The IB Diploma programme prepares students for success in higher education and to
be active participants in a global society. The language of instruction on the IB Diploma programme is English.

Programme structure

Students choose courses from among the following subjects: biology, chemistry, physics, environmental systems, economics, business management, psychology, history, global politics, mathematics and languages.

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of
knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.
Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
The programme’s six subjects, some at a Higher level, are studied in small, focused groups and are examined at the end of the two years by examiners all around the world. Students who graduate are awarded an internationally recognized diploma.

After graduation

The IB Diploma Programme is well regarded by leading universities across the globe, based on
their experiences. IB students possess a broader range of skills that enhance their ability to adapt and contribute to university life. IB students think critically and draw on diverse perspectives that reflect an international outlook.
Participation in the IB Diploma Programme shows that students have excelled in multiple and diverse academic challenges and is a strong predictor for success in university.

“IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB Programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are pleased to see the credential of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.” Marlyn McGrath Lewis, assistant dean of admissions, Harvard University, USA

Year 2 and 3 IB Diploma Programme

Students choose one of three areas of special interest: Social Sciences, Business Management or
Natural Sciences and study six subjects concurrently over the course of two years.

  • Group 1: Language: Swedish/English or another mother tongue
  • Group 2: Second Language English/Swedish
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies: History, Global Politics, Psychology, Economics, Business and Management
  • Group 4: Experimental Sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies,
  • Group 5: Mathematics

All students complete the IB core courses: Theory of Knowledge, Creativity Action and Service, and an Independent Research Project / Essay

For more information about the IB-Diploma programme visitänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster


Charlotte Westberg, guidance counselor 070-089 37 86

Trevor Ayton, IB-coordinator 070-086 63 54

Johan Ahlqvist, principal 070-340 20 58 

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