Skolinspektionen confirms that IES' work for fair grading is of high quality

Skolinspektionen confirms that IES' work for fair grading is of high quality

Skolinspektionen assesses that Internationella Engelska Skolan is implementing high quality measures to create conditions for fair and equivalent grading.

Skolinspektionen has examined how 30 heads of school work to create conditions for a fair and equal grading. The report Huvudmäns arbete för att främja rättvisande och likvärdiga betyg i grundskolan is released today.  IES was one of the heads of school examined, and received the Swedish Schools Inspectorate's individual decision in December.

- Fair and correct grading has the highest priority within IES and is a constant part of our systematic quality work. Students, parents and upper secondary schools must be able to trust that the grades are set correctly, says Annakarin Johansson Sandman, Head of Academics at IES.

Skolinspektionen state in their decision that IES "implements measures with high quality to create conditions for a fair and equal grading".


IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education


Internationella Engelska Skolan are part of a global community of schools working to equip students for success in our ever changing world. 

Since 2009, Internationella Engelska Skolan has been in partnership with the University of Cambridge International Examinations. IES students can choose to take extra examinations, IGCSEs (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) from Cambridge Assessment International Education.

IES Cambridge students

The qualifications are prestigious and recognised by employers and universities worldwide. Cambridge programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research.

As well as English, Math and Science, other IGCSE exams offered to students at Internationella Engelska Skolan schools included Chemistry, Art, English Literature, Spanish and French. These exams are valued throughout the world and based on learning materi­als from Cambridge, which provide goals over and above the Swedish system. 

More than 10,000 schools are part of the Cambridge learning community. It operates in over 160 countries across 9 regions: North America, Latin America, UK & Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia. 

Setting high academic expectations for all students is essential at Internationella Engelska Skolan. And all children should be inspired to do their best and be challenged to do even better.

Additional details about the IGCSE exams are available here.

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High Academic Expectations & Aspirations

Be Kind

Setting high academic expectations for all students is essential at Internationella Engelska Skolan - IES. We encourage a constant progress in learning. One of which is studying the arts. Art education helps improve academic performance, not just through creativity, but it improves learning in areas like math and science as well as the literary field.

Art education also fosters collaboration and group learning. Often times, it brings the classroom together, helping students learn from, and aid each other as they persevere towards creating something together.

A prime example is the "Be Kind" project. Internationella Engelska Skolan Västerås Grade 4 students participated in the Art project and we would like to share a few pictures.

Be Kind

Språkolympiaden Riksfinal


IES Hässleholm Students make the finals of the Language Olympiad 

"Språkolympiaden Riksfinal" - The International Language Competition, popularly known as the Language Olympiad, is a language and culture competition in modern languages and Swedish for primary and secondary schools.

IES Hässleholm has proven to have the best French group in all of Sweden this year! Liv S. in 8C and Ludwig M. in 9A participated in the competition. Both instructed by their French teacher Ms K. Svanström.

Ludwig and Liv find French fun, partly because it is a beautiful cultural language, and partly because it is useful since it is spoken in many countries. They both expressed. According to Ludwig, "With language, you become part of the culture." .

Neither he nor Liv have had any relationship to French before, only that they have heard the language spoken in movies and music and that is where they have picked up a few words and phrases.

Lastly, IES Lund, Dylan N. 9A won a lesser known category Mother Tongue English and an IES Umeå student won for Mother Tongue Spanish.

Congratulations to All of our IES students and teachers!

All of our IES students are winners!

Vi i femman

All of our students are winners in our book! And with the final days in “Vi i Femman” aproaching with the end of local competitions, we would like to say "Congratulations" to all the IES Schools and students that participated in the local challenges.

An extra mention to our IES students at, Internationella Engelska skolan 5A in Lund, Internationella Engelska skolan 5B in Linköping, Internationella Engelska skolan 5B in Gävle! We are so inspired that you got so far.

And to those IES students remaining, we are cheering for you as you get closer to the national final on May 26 - Good Luck!