Swedish education agency Skolverket has now published statistics from the 2016 national tests for middle schools. Internationella Engelska Skolan’s (IES) year 9 students have once again achieved significantly higher results than the national average.
In the subject of mathematics the difference between IES and municipal schools has grown. Some 60 percent of year nine students at IES managed to achieve top grades (A-C) which compared with 35 percent of students in municipally run schools in Sweden. In Swedish, 72 percent of students in IES took top grades, against 51 percent in municipal schools. In English the difference was 97 percent against 69.