Flygfoto på Björknäsgymnasiet. Sjö i bakgrunden.

Diploma Programme

In 2023, we welcome students to an upper secondary education where all subjects are taught in English. Here, the journey to an education that will open doors to the world begins.

APPLY HERE! Application open 19 April - 5 May.

In this programme you study to prepare for university and develop a global mindset that helps you towards universities and careers in Sweden or abroad. All subjects (except languages) are taught in English. At the International School of Boden we offer an education with licenced and experienced teachers that will guide you on your journey from day one to graduation.  

The International School of Boden is a Candidate School for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. The schools are pursuing authorization as IB World Schools. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that International School of Boden believes is important for our students. 

During the first year, Pre-DP (preparatory), you will study upper secondary courses according to the Swedish national curriculum that will be a step on the way to qualify for Swedish universities. During your Pre-DP year, you will also choose either Modern Languages (German, French or Spanish) or Digital Creative Course. 

Pre-DP (year 1)

  • Swedish 1  (or Swedish as a second language)                    
  • English 5 & 6                  
  • Psychology 1                       
  • Sciences 1b                    
  • History 1b                       
  • Sports & Health 1                              
  • Mathematics 1c                           
  • Civics/Social Studies 1b        
  • Digital Creative Course OR Modern Languages (Fr/Ge/Sp) 

Diploma Programme (years 2 & 3) 

International school of Boden is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

After the preparatory year, the Diploma Programme begins, where you in addition to the three core subjects (EE, TOK, CAS), will choose one course from each of the six groups. 

CORE SUBJECTS: Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

GROUP 1: Swedish or English Language and Literature A (self-taught mother tongue also possible)

GROUP 2: English/French/German/Spanish/Swedish B or Swedish Ab Initio (beginner's level)

GROUP 3: Psychology/History/Global Politics/Environmental Systems and Societies SL/Business Management (group 3 or 4)

GROUP 4: Biology/Chemistry/Environmental Systems and Societies SL (group 3 or 4)

GROUP 5: Mathematics Analysis and Approaches/Mathematics Applications and Interpretations

GROUP 6: Film/Visual Arts/Additional language from group 2/Additional subject from group 3 or 4

For more information, contact our coordinator Nina Berggren 070-403 88 38 


Björknäsgymnasiet is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Senast uppdaterad: 2023-04-18