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IHGR The International High School of the Gothenburg Region

Open house at IHGR

A warm welcome to us at The International High School of the Gothenburg Region. At our open houses you will get to see the premises, meet students and teachers. We also have digital open house this year, where you can chat and talk to students and teachers online, here on this page.

Fill in the form to receive information and reminders for our open houses from Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021. We look forward to meeting you.

Wednesday the 25th of November

On IHGR premises. 17 – 19.30

Wednesday the 2nd of December

Digital Open house

Wednesday the 13th of January 2021

On IHGR premises. 17 – 19.30.

To sign up for open house on IHGR premises, click here.

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IHGR Once-Always

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.

Our programmes

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.

Read the programme brochure

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.

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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.

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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.

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IHGR Exchange Programmes

Exchange programmes

Students come to IHGR to develop academically as well as personally. An excellent way to work on the latter is to get involved in our exchange programmes or our wide range of student activities. While the exchanges are organised by the school, most of the activities are the result of student initiative and dedication.

Our Student Exchange Programmes are linked to the curriculum and organised by the school. Students can apply to participate.

All the activities below have started with someone saying: ”We have an interest that we want to share with others; can we start a club…?”

Student Book Club
Science Lab Club
IHGR Musical
IHGR Study Club
IHGR Football Club
IHGR Basketball Club
IHGR Climate Club
The Itch (School Paper)
Student Union
Art Club
EYP – European Youth Parliament

Apart from this we also have the Ambassador Group, the official student representatives of our school. You will meet them whenever you visit us, regardless if it is during Gymnasiemässan, Open House or just spending a regular day with us!