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Swedish curriculum
Ages 15 to 18

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CurriculumSwedish
Languages of instructionEnglish and Swedish
Age RangeAges 15 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Swedish
Native English and Swedish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Swedish)
Class sizes Average 32 students / class
Maximum 33 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Address: Hantverkargatan 67-69, 112 31 Stockholm, Sweden

Kungsholmens Gymnasium is operated by the local authority and therefore doesn’t have any school fees.
The school is divided into a Swedish Section, an English-speaking International Section, and a Music Section which uses the name Stockholms Musikgymnasium.
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Number of students

1300 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Around 30 nationalities

Most common nationality

Swedish

Ratio of local students to international students

5:1

Max. number of students per class

33

Average number of students per class

32

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English and Swedish speaking teachers

The majority are

Language support for students not fluent in English and Swedish

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

Swedish

Use of technology in the classroom

Each student is provided with a school laptop which is used in many Learning situations both in the classroom and of course with Distance learning

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes - we've been doing this from March 2020 to varying degrees

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies from subject to subject, but probably a bout 1 hour per day.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

All students must have a grade in Swedish from year 9 as all Gymnasium level programmes in the Swedish curriculum include courses in Swedish in each of the three years of study. Entry is very competitive as applicants compete for admission on the basis of grades. The merits of students from other school systems are evaluated and judged separately.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

First appliction date is 15th February and then again in early May. All applications are made through gymnasieantagningen.se

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, but only up until October in most cases.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost all of our students go on to study at University with one or two years from graduation from our school.

External examinations or assessments available

None that are compulsory but students can join Chemistry Olympics, Langauge Olympics, Mathematics competitions etc.

Results in these examinations

We usually have prizewinners in many of these areas.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a Student Health Team including Special needs teachers, Study Counsellors, Student Counsellors and School Nurses

Learning support offered

When a student with a need of support is identified, the Special needs teacher will meet the student to discuss the type of support which will be helpful. they then continue to meet on a regular basis.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students are allowed to have an accellerated study programme if this will help the student.

Student access to education psychologist

Where this is necessary.

School start time

Lessons begin at 08.20 at the earliest.

School finish time

It varies - on Tuesdays lessons finish at 14.20 to allow students time to run the Student Associations and the Student Union. Otherwise lessons can finish up to 16.30 or so.

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range of Student Associations ranging from the Debating Society, Amnesty International and the Sports club to Fika association or the Christmas Club. There's something for everyone.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

All students have a PE course in 1st and 2nd year

Sports facilities at the school

A PE Hall, a gym with plenty of machines and outdoor areas for games and athletics.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, in football, American football, cheerleading and many other team sports

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kungsholmens Gymnasium is located on the island of Kungsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden. The school is divided into a Swedish Section, an English-speaking International Section, and a Choir Section which uses the name Stockholms Musikgymnasium.

The International Section offers three different Upper Secondary School programmes. The programmes follow the Swedish syllabus but use English as the language of instruction:
- The International Business Programme
- The Natural Science Programme
- The Social Science Programme

Teaching approach of the school

KG is a school characterised by diversity and tolerance. It aims to develop student knowledge and skills which will enable them to meet the challenges of the future. Students are prepared to take responsibility for and to influence decisions made about the future of society. This is necessary to ensure sustainable development on a global perspective.

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