Why is the IB Good Preparation for University and Beyond?

At Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL) we’re passionate about the IB Dip Programme.

We believe, of course, in the national Swedish programmes too and are equally committed to them; however, as the joint-first school to introduce the IB to Sweden, we have a long tradition of outstanding international education in English and strive to continually do even better.

The benefits of the IB are many, but here are some of the reasons why we at SSHL believe the IB is an excellent choice for ambitious students looking to study abroad.

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1. It increases academic opportunity

  • Research* shows that DP graduates are much more likely to be enrolled at top higher education institutions than entrants holding other qualifications as the IB is recognised as the only school qualification to not be subject to grade inflation

2. IB students care about more than just results

  • Through creativity, action, service (CAS) you learn outside the classroom and develop emotionally and ethically as well as intellectually

3. It encourages you to become a confident and independent learner

  • For example, the extended essay requires independent research through an in-depth study.


4. It’s an international qualification

  • The DP is recognised globally by universities and employers

5. Graduates are globally minded

  • Language classes encourage an international mindset, key for increasingly globalised societies

6. The IB encourages critical thinking

  • Learn how to analyse and evaluate issues, generate ideas and consider new perspectives.

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7. Students have proven time management skills

  • Take good study habits and strong time management to further education and the working world!

8. The IB assesses more than examination techniques

  • Learn to understand, not just memorise facts or topics and prepare for exams

9. Subjects are not taught in isolation

  • Theory of knowledge (TOK) classes encourage you to make connections between subjects.

10. The IB encourages breadth and depth of learning

  • You are able to choose courses from six subject groups and study subjects at different levels.
  • IB-diploma-programme*Based on IB research – [http://www.ibo.org/research](Discover more…)