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What is the IB?

The IB was founded in 1968 to help create an education with a common curriculum and common exams for students in different countries. It is an international education studied by over 900,000 students and found in over 140 countries.

We have had the IB Diploma Program at Per Brahegymnasiet since 1995 with our first graduates in 1998. We have excellent results, well over the world average each year.

If you are interested in being well-prepared for university studies in Sweden and abroad, the IB could be the right program for you. The IB allows students to study in English, choose their own subjects and really learn about those subjects in depth. Exams are graded by external examiners allowing for a more objective and fair grading system. Since the IB program is a two-year education, our first year students study PreIB – a preparation year for the IB Diploma Program.

Quick facts

  • Our school is one of the 2,409 schools in more than 140 countries offering the Diploma Programme.
  • There are over 900,000 IB World School students in the world
  • Approximately 160 students are currently studying the IB Diploma Program at PB.
  • There are 31 IB Diploma Program schools in Sweden.
  • Assessment is external. This means that IB examiners, not the teachers, set the grades and this creates an open atmosphere and makes the students feel that teachers are on their side.
  • The Diploma Program demands the best from both motivated students and teachers.
  • The first year, called PreIB, is a preparation for the 2-year Diploma Program. We study Swedish national courses but in English to prepare for the following two years.  

The DP (subjects, curriculum, exams, assessment….etc. )

  • Students study six subjects during their two IB years. These subjects are chosen from five groups: 1.Group 1: Best language (Swedish or another first language) 2.Group 2: Second language (English, Swedish, French, German, Spanish) 3.Group 3: Social sciences (Economics, History, Psychology) 4.Group 4: Experimental sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 5.Group 5: Math at different levels
  • Students also write an Extended Essay, study a course called Theory of Knowledge and do a CAS program during their two IB years. 1.The Extended Essay (EE) is an in-depth study of a question relation to one of the subjects studied. 2.Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course designed to encourage student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing. 3.Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) requires the students to actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom.
  • Final exams are written during a three-week period in May of the final year. Students practice on past exams during their entire IB education and also have a week of Mock exams in February to practice. They are very well-prepared.
  • Exams are externally assessed which makes the grading procedure objective and fair. The IB-trained examiners are spread out around the world and are constantly monitored and moderated by the IB.
  • See www.ibo.orglänk till annan webbplats for more information

Mission Statement

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 programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Learner Profile

IB learners strive to be:

  • inquirers
  • knowledgeable
  • thinkers
  • communicators
  • principled
  • open-minded
  • caring
  • risk-takers
  • balanced
  • reflective

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