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International Programme (Upper Secondary)

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.

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 Björknäsgymnasiet we offer an education with licenced and experienced teachers that will guide you on your journey from day one to graduation.  


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.


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

Preparatory year (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 (French/German/Spanish) 

Diploma Programme (years 2 and 3) 

Björknäsgymnasiet 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, if we are authorized.  Here you focus on the three core subjects (EE, TOK, CAS) and also one course from each of the six subject groups:

  1. Studies in Language and Literature A(Language and Literature Swedish or English)
  2. Language Acquisition (Swedish B, French B, German B, English B, Spanish B or Swedish Ab Initio)
  3. Individuals and Societies (Global Politics, Psychology, History, Environmental Systems and Societies)
  4. Sciences (Biology or Chemistry)
  5. Mathematics (Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations)
  6. The Arts (Visual Arts or one more subject from groups 2-4)

For more information about the Diploma Programme, please visit

For more information about the international programme at our school, please contact our coordinator Nina Berggren 070-403 88 38 



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Mission Statement Björknäsgymnasiet
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Academic Integrity Policy.pdf
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Admissions Policy
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Assessment Policy
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Inclusion Policy
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Language Policy
Senast uppdaterad: 2023-11-22