Internationella Engelska Skolan publish grades statistics

Internationella Engelska Skolan has today published the preliminary grade statistics for our compulsory schools year 9 students for 2019/2020.

High academic expectations is one of Internationella Engelska Skolan’s three main convictions, and we are proud of the work that our teachers and students accomplish during the year. We work with a comprehensive systematic quality model to ensure that we set fair and accurate grades and take a firm stance to counter grade inflation.

Transparent and comparable quality information is important in order for school choice to be successful. Grades are important but cannot be compared directly. IES believes that the national tests are a better comparison. However, most of these tests were cancelled due to the effects of Covid-19 during spring term 2020.

Skola Antal elever Genomsnittligt meritvärde Andel som nått kunskapkraven i alla ämnen Andel behörliga till högskoleförberedande program Andel behörliga till yrkesprogram
IES Älvsjö 122 267 85% 93% 95%
IES Årsta 91 279 90% 97% 97%
IES Borås 93 275 95% 100% 100%
IES Enskede 147 262 86% 99% 99%
IES Eskilstuna 192 266 89% 96% 96%
IES Falun 68 275 90% 94% 94%
IES Gävle 208 246 75% 90% 91%
IES Halmstad 89 276 91% 99% 99%
IES Hässelby 91 260 89% 99% 99%
IES Hässleholm 64 267 95% 98% 98%
IES Helsingborg 50 263 92% 92% 92%
IES Huddinge 151 279 89% 98% 98%
IES Järfälla 124 278 96% 98% 98%
IES Johanneberg 181 258 82% 91% 91%
IES Jönköping 116 263 90% 92% 92%
IES Karlstad 160 269 93% 99% 100%
IES Kista 146 283 84% 97% 97%
IES Landskrona 63 278 92% 97% 97%
IES Länna 29 266 83% 97% 97%
IES Liljeholmen 147 273 96% 100% 100%
IES Linköping 121 278 88% 98% 98%
IES Lund 113 272 96% 100% 100%
IES Nacka 148 294 97% 99% 99%
IES Örebro 123 274 86% 97% 98%
IES Skärholmen 109 249 80% 96% 96%
IES Södertälje 95 269 81% 92% 92%
IES Sundsvall 158 262 96% 99% 99%
IES Täby 185 290 100% 100% 100%
IES Tyresö 163 277 89% 97% 97%
IES Umeå 67 276 87% 97% 97%
IES Uppsala 125 279 94% 98% 98%
IES Västerås 124 266 90% 96% 98%
IES Bromma 155 293 96% 99% 99%
IES 4018 271 90% 97% 97%

IES publishes this independently because the National Agency for Education (Skolverket) has come to the conclusion that they no longer can publish this based on a ruling from the Administrative Court (Kammarrätten). IES welcomes that the government has initiated a process to change the current legislation so the statistics can be published by the authorities once again.

Already in December 2019 IES decided that we would continue to publish our statistics:

Rewarded for grit

Rewarded for grit

For their extraordinary grit, courage and determination three students at IES have each received a scholarship from “Stipendiefonden till Ellinor Carlssons minne”. The trust was ordained in 2015 in honour of the memory of Ellinor Carlsson, a student at Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm who never gave up and took her final exams despite her diagnosis of Sarcoma, which would eventually take her life.

For the fifth consecutive year, the EC scholarship was awarded to graduating IES students who have shown exceptional persistence and live according to Ellinor’s motto: “to never give up”. In a school environment, that phrase can often be said and shared, but to truly live by it takes a strength of will, a blend of passion and perseverance - true grit! The recipients were carefully selected by a jury consisting of Alice Teodorescu Måwe, Wendela Rang,  Alexander Tingström and Ellinor Carlssons father Magnus Carlsson.

Two highschool students, Christelle Bastory and Disha Mathur, at Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm (IEGS) and one middle school student, Ellinor Wandel, at Internationella Engelska Skolan Årsta, received the EC scholarships this year. Mr Carlsson attended both graduation ceremonies and personally awarded the scholarships to these young individuals, our IES-students.

At the IEGS Virtual Graduation Ceremony on June 2nd, Mr. Carlsson spoke about Christelle Bastory’s grit in his address to the Graduating Class of 2020. He expressed the following of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme recipient:

"The winner from the IB-classes is a true fighter in every sense of the word. Once a student in Aleppo, whose life suddenly and totally changed with the war. Despite significant obstacles Christelle put her education at her centre and continued to go to school despite the threats that war brings including bombing and shooting, despite the fact that she was never sure to get back home alive. Coming to Sweden, she had to start her education over again. Here is a student who fully understands the power of a good education and the opportunities it brings. A student that spreads joy to those around her everyday, and works incredibly hard to reach her own goals. And who has experienced the miracle a Christmas song can bring, hiding under a table while being under attack during a war."

For Disha Mathur, Mr. Carlsson spoke of her determination as a learner in the Natural Science (specialisation Social Sciences) National Programme:

“This is a student who, like Ellinor, knows that a hospital bed, even with the worst timing ever, is no excuse for giving up your dream. This winner likes saying “everything happens for a reason”, and she chose to see that period of her life as an obstacle she had to overcome to get to a bright future. Not even in the darkest moments did she give up or complain.”

On June 10th, at the IES Åsta Graduation Ceremony for Ellinor Wandel Mr. Carlsson concluded:

"When a young teenager, who in the face of adversity can inspire her teachers and classmates to be proactive and find ways to achieve personal goals, it is hard not to be impressed and moved. Ellinor Wandel has an unwavering belief that if you want to achieve something, you must find a way, even if the path is neither straight nor easy.

Thank you, Ellinor Wandel, for what you have been teaching your teachers and peers during the years here at IES Årsta. And thank you for what you are teaching me here today!"

Internationella Engelska Skolan to open a new school in Norrtälje

Internationella Engelska Skolan to open a new school in Norrtälje

Internationella Engelska Skolan, IES, has signed a rental agreement with Famera Fastigheter AB for a new school to be constructed in Norrtälje. The school is scheduled to open at the start of the 2023/2024 academic year.

IES Norrtälje is planned to be a school with two parallel classes for grades F–9 for a total of 600 students when completed. A schoolyard as well as a new sports facility will also be built adjacent to the school, which is centrally located with good transport links. The school will contribute to meeting the need for additional school places as identified by the municipality. Provided all the necessary permits are obtained, the queue for IES Norrtälje will open on 1 February 2022.

Anna Sörelius Nordenborg, CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, comments: “We are looking forward to, in cooperation with Norrtälje Municipality and Famera, constructing a new school and taking an active role in the local community. We are proud of the trust placed in us and we look forward to contributing to the Municipality’s education initiative with an international school of high quality. IES stands for a safe and orderly school environment and has high expectations of all students, regardless of background.”

“Internationella Engelska Skolan and Famera will complement Norrtälje’s school offering and will bring a sought-after and attractive international profile. I regard IES as a complement and not a competitor to our schools and I am pleased that this establishment has been marked by cooperation that has put the needs of Norrtälje’s residents in focus,” says Bino Drummond, Chair of the Municipal Board (Moderate Party) Norrtälje Municipality.

The contract is conditional on being granted a building permit and a permit from the Swedish Schools Inspectorate.

Graduation 2020

Graduation 2020

As the class of 2020 graduated, more than 4,000 IES students throughout Sweden have been awarded their school diplomas. This is normally a crowded event involving hugs and hats thrown in the air in front of friends and family. 

The graduation ceremony, with its iconic blue caps and gowns is an important part of the tradition of Internationella Engelska Skolan - a right of passage for students to mark their achievements over several years of education. This year has challenged us all to find new ways to celebrate our students and their hard work within the limitations of the ongoing pandemic.

Regarding the school's first grade 9 graduation ceremony since it opened in 2018, Julie Kelly, principal of IES Länna, said: 

“For us, everything with this class has been unique and special since there are only 29 of them and we have only had them for two years. It was quite fitting, then, that their graduation was also unique. While the restrictions forced us to make a lot of adjustments, we actually had a beautiful and more intimate ceremony that we will all remember forever.”

In her speech to the students at the graduation Mrs. Kelly said: "I have spoken to you so many times over our two years together that it was very hard to find my final words to you. I can only give you the advice I wish I had had when I was sixteen years old: love yourself first, make friends in unexpected places, and never let anyone else set limits for what you can do and how much you can achieve."



Queue Opens Today For IES Solna

Queue Opens Today For IES Solna

As previously announced, IES will open a new school in Solna in August 2021, and families can now apply for a place.

IES Solna will be a compulsory school with grades 4-9, teaching around 770 students in total once it has grown to its full size.  During the first year we will open with grades 4-8.

IES Solna will open in a property currently being transformed into a school in the growing residential area known as Ingenting. The school will be just a short walk from Västra Skogen station, with good rail and bus links.

Anna Sörelius Nordenborg, CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: “We are delighted to open the queue for IES Solna which will welcome its first students in just over a year. Solna municipality is very supportive of IES opening in this area, where many families live but where until now few school places have been available. This school will help to fill a local need while also welcoming students from throughout Stockholm. We are proud of the trust placed in us and we look forward to contributing to the municipality with a high quality school with an international profile."

The queues for our schools operate on a first come, first-served basis and give priority to students attending the same school as a sibling. 

An information evening about the new school will be planned for Autumn, with a provisional date of November 26. Once this has been arranged we will publish details on the school’s website and write to those in the queue for the school in Solna.