Daniel Nordin Baker
- MYP & DP Coordinator
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that is well recognised and respected by the world’s leading universities. It prepares students for international university studies as well as effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society.
Bladins International School of Malmö offers the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Rönneholmsgården, a beautiful manor house built in the 18th century, shared with Bladins Gymnasium. Here you will study alongside other upper secondary school students in a lush green park in central Malmö. The tranquillity of the park is reflected in the calm study environment inside the school which makes the school truly unique.
By completing this intense, academically rigorous and internationally recognised programme, you will develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically whilst acquiring breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding as you study courses from 6 available subject groups. The Diploma Programme allows students to make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge in the theory of knowledge (TOK) course, as well as develop independent research and analytical skills when completing the Extended Essay (EE). By successfully undertaking an 18-month, personally developed creativity, action and service (CAS) programme students are also given the opportunity to showcase their abilities outside of the classroom.
In Sweden, upper secondary school programmes last for three years. Therefore, to fit with the national system, Bladins, similarly to other IB DP school’s in Sweden, offer a year called Pre DP. During the Pre DP year students follow a course of study which consists of a mix of Swedish upper secondary school courses taught in English and courses specifically designed to prepare them for the Diploma Programme.
*Students who have completed grade 10/MYP 5 at a school internationally, are not required to attend Pre DP but should apply for admission to DP 1 through our online system HERE
IB Diploma Programme students must take a total of six subjects. One subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Students will then select one additional subject from the five groups, such as an extra social science or experimental science.
At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (240 teaching hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours).
In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills:
|Swedish 1 / Swedish as a second language||85|
|English as a first language||85|
|English 5, 6||85|
|Swedish as a foreign language||85|
|Foreign language (Spanish, German, French), stage 3||85|
|Social Sciences 1b||90|
|Mathematics 1c & 2c||150|
|English A Language & Literature|
|Swedish A Literature|
|Self-Taught Language A|
|Mathematics – Applications & Interpretation|
|Mathematics – Analysis & Approaches|
*Please note courses and subjects may change and are offered subject to demand.