International Baccalaureate in english

The International Baccalaureate is widely regarded as the best pre-university course that is offered anywhere in the world.

There is no other qualification in the world that is recognised by so many institutions in different countries. We offer highest quality teaching and the determination to give every student every possible help in achieving their goals and success. Of course, success also requires hard work from the student.

With 6 subjects and other course components such as the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge course, and the ‘Creativity, Action and Service’ programme*, the IB diploma is exactly why universities around the world hold IB Diploma graduates in such high regard.

At Aranäsgymnasiet, we have created a healthy, well-balanced environment in which respect and compassion thrive. The harmonious relationship between student and teacher is vital to our success. With this fantastic opportunity to build a strong foundation for a successful future, we encourage every student to be highly motivated, well organised and to enjoy participating in this globally minded programme.

At Aranäsgymnasiet, You make a difference

This is part of the IB philosophy – you are important not only for what you study but also for what you think, say and do. Not only do you learn subjects; you also learn the importance of critical thinking and of engaging yourself in the local and global communities.

Do you have questions how to apply to the IB-programme? Please contact the IB-coordinator Ruth Walton,

Mission statement

Through the core ideas of motivation, enjoyment and self-esteem, we work together to create a school where everyone can grow and develop. Combining knowledge and skills in context allows our students to become life-long learners. Our students develop commitment, responsibility and the ability to take initiative in order to help them realise their future potential.

Knowledge – students are challenged to develop knowledge and skills through interdisciplinary studies and variety of ways of working in order to prepare them for future studies and working life.

Influence and responsibility – teachers and students have the opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate their own work through a framework of guidance and objectives.

Security and respect – the school community is based on a set of mutual values and rules, showing respect for individuals and the school environment through an inclusive approach.

Sustainable development – life and work in school is characterized by perspectives on sustainable development, in its broadest sence.

Entrepreneurship – teachers and students challenge current practice and standards, take the initiative, try new ways of learning and establish contact with employers and higher education.

Personal development – students develop the skills to take responsibility for themselves and their learning and are given the opportunities they need to develop their skills and abilities.