The International High School of the Gothenburg Region is a small school with a global perspective. We offer academic excellence, an international mindset and personal growth. At the end: qualification for university, at home or abroad.
Join us for a tour of the school
Please join us on a virtual tour of IHGR. Meet teachers Marlo and Peter and one of our students, Maria. Let them be your guides for a short introduction to what we do and where you can find us.
IHGR is an accredited IB world school offering the IB Diploma Programme, an academically challenging and balanced international programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme, has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities
What courses will you take in PreIB?
English 5, Swedish 1, History, Biology, Chemistry, Maths 1c and Maths 2c, Modern Language and P.E.
Testimonial from Linnéa Karlberg, a former student of the IB programme at IHGR
The Natural Science programme at IHGR is a national programme and it follows the Swedish curriculum. However all subjects, except Swedish, are taught in English. Within this programme the focus is on the natural sciences.
Becoming A Natural Science Student
Committing to be a Natural Science student will be academically challenging but also very rewarding. The programme focuses on traditional sciences such as mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. Laboratory work is an important part of these courses. Advanced courses are offered in all these subjects. The teaching staff strive to create a learning experience and teaching methods that are not always traditional. There are several opportunities to combine academics with sports, art, programming within the individual choice subjects. Other options available to students are a higher mathematics course (maths 5), biotechnology, psychology, languages or entrepreneurship.
IHGR’s Social Science Programme is a specially developed programme, taught in English, and the equivalent to the Swedish Samhällsvetenskapliga programmet.
SP International Focus
The Social Science Programme of IHGR has a truly international focus. IHGR is the only high school in Gothenburg that offers the Swedish curriculum in English. In our subjects we focus on current events with an international focus. The Social Science Programme of IHGR will provide you with the opportunity to continue your studies abroad or in Sweden. In order for our students to apply what they learn, you will as a student at the Social Science Programme participate in different role plays, such as the UN Role Play and the European Youth Parliament (EYP). This we combine with a variety of field trips, for example to the Swedish Parliament.
Are you interested in Social Science, but also have a passion for English? Then our PACE programme should be something to look into!
At IHGR we offer an exciting opportunity for students who wish to study university level courses in English, while in high school. This advanced programme (spets) offers an accelerated pace of learning during the courses of English 5 and 6 along with an array of extra classes in rhetorical skills, academic writing, literature and linguistics. In addition, in collaboration with The University of Gothenburg, two 7.5 point courses will be offered during year 2 and 3 of the programme. Students who want to study the Social Science Programme with Advanced Courses in English (PACE) will be asked to take an entrance exam during the spring which tests your level of English vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills. The results of the exam will then be combined with previous grades earned and evaluated together. Please note that applicants must meet the general requirements for entry into the Swedish Gymnasieskolan in order to be accepted into the programme. This course of studies focuses heavily on language and Social Science subjects in an integrated way and build on IHGR’s tradition of offering high quality educational opportunities in English in the Gothenburg Region.