International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)

Welcome to IB at Haganässkolan - a small school with a big heart and great results. With us students feel happy, safe and supported.

Why choose Haganässkolan?

Our teachers will get you ready for University at home or abroad. Due to our small class sizes and friendly teachers, you will reach your full potential.

At Haganässkolan you can also choose special subjects such as Global Politics, Business Management, Design Technology, or Visual Arts, etc.

Youtube: Listen to a short interview with some students to learn about why they chose us External link.

What students say about IB at Haganässkolan

"Teachers are close to their students and are very supportive and understanding to how much stuff we needed to do in a short time. " - Hala.

"The best thing about this program is that I feel that everyone is valued. I am really glad that our teachers kept a professional attitude and gave everyone the same chance." - Andrea.

Meet Mohammad

"I moved to Älmhult from Lebanon. In Älmhult life is pretty simple and you can basically achieve whatever you want - that was a bit of a shock to me. I feel the great potential that exists here", tells Mohammad.

Mohammad is also founder of “Gharsah school”, a school for refugees in Lebanon. An act for which he has received the "Children's peace prize" for.

IB World School

Haganässkolan is approved by the International Baccalaurate (IB) organisation. IB World Schools have a common philosophy - a mission to improve education and learning in a multifaceted and inclusive way with students, and to deliver a challenging, high-quality programme for an international education.

Internationally recognised upper secondary school

The International Baccalaureate is an internationally recognised upper secondary school programme that will qualify you for higher education studies in more than a hundred countries, including Sweden.

If you have set your sights on continuing your studies abroad, the Pre-Diploma Programme with a follow-on two-year International Baccalaureate Programme is a good choice.

PDP, Pre-Diploma Programme

The Pre-Diploma Programme is a preparatory year for the IB Programme, which is also taught at Haganässkolan. During the preparatory one-year, you will study Mathematics, Languages, Social science, and Natural science. All the courses are in English.
You will get used to studying in English, develop your study techniques, choose the subjects you want to study and at what level once you start on the IB Programme.
After the first year, you will be able either to continue on to the IB Programme or start in year one in a Swedish Gymnasie program if you qualify for a national programme.

DP 1

Programme structure

The programme consists of six subjects chosen from the following six groups: You usually choose one subject from each group (but there may be exceptions):

Programme structure
Group 1 - Language A
  • English, or School
  • Supported Self Taught (other languages)
Group 2 - Language B
  • Swedish (beginner or more advanced)
  • Spanish (beginner)
Group 3 - Individuals and societies
  • Business Management
  • Global Politics
  • Psychology
  • Information technology in a global society
Group 4 - Experimental Sciences
  • Biology
  • Design Technology
  • Computer Science
Group 5 - Mathematics
  • Applications and Interpretations
Group 6 - Arts
  • Visual arts (you can swap the arts subject with another subject in group 2, 3 or 4 if you wish).
    You will be asked to rate your choice of subject in “Individuals and societies” and in “Experimental sciences” and you might not get your first choice!

You study three subjects at Higher Level (240 hours) and three at Standard Level (150 hours). In addition to the six subjects, there are another three subjects that all IB students throughout the world study. The three subjects are included in the examination and represent an important part of the programme:

  1. Theory of Knowledge trains you to think critically. During lectures, logic, ethics and philosophy are discussed. Grades for the course are based on an essay on one of the subjects and an oral presentation that you give.
  2. Extended Essay is a minor research project in one of the subjects. The essay you write will be of 4,000 words. For that, you will immerse yourself more deeply in one of the six subjects you have chosen.
  3. The CAS Programme - creativity, action, and service.

To gain your qualification, you must pass your subjects, as well as the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge essay, and must have completed your CAS one month before your examinations.

Examinations

The examinations are conducted at the end of the last term in the IB Programme. They account for 80 percent of your grades. Each subject is graded on a scale from 1-7 (where the top grade is 7). In Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay you will be graded in accordance with the tables E-A (where the top grade is A).

CAS - Creativity, Activity and Service

CAS is at the heart of the DP. With its holistic approach, CAS is designed to strengthen and extend students' personal and interpersonal learning from all programmes within the International Baccalaureate.

CAS is organized around the three strands of creativity, activity and service defined as follows:

  • Creativity - exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance.
  • Activity - physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Service - collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.

“…if you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, but must act.” (Peterson 2003)

CAS experiences from class IB17

What follows is a sampling of some of the latest CAS experiences from our graduating class, IB17.

European Youth Parliament

Fatima participated in the EYP and these are her Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
  • Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions

Singing in a choir

Liv sung in a choir and these are her Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
  2. Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
  3. Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

Painting

Oliver painted a painting and these are his Learning Outcomes:

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
  • Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences

Creating a memory book

Aulona created a memory book and these are her Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

Philosophical writing

Marcelo conducted philosophical writing and these are his Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
  • Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
  • Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance

What are our students doing lately?

Click here to see sample student work and achievements from our students and their teachers

Do you want to visit the IB programme?

If you want to follow an IB student during a regular school day, follow the link below to book your visit. Lunch is included in your visit. Welcome to Haganässkolan!

2 Year Course Outlines

Important documents

Assesment timeline

This timeline is best opened in the Microsoft Excel Desktop Application so you can see the Notes included by hovering over cells with a red triangle.

Assessment Timeline for IBDP students Excel, 39.1 kB.

Important document list

Procedure for Handling Complaints

Mission Statement Pdf, 94.9 kB.

Presentation movies

Application form

To apply to the DP, email the IB Coordinator Karin Ringblom directly, you find contact information below.

Contact International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)

Contact us if you want more information!

Karin Ringblom, principle and IB Coordinator

Matilda Karlsson, guidance counsellor

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