The Social Science Programme with Advanced Courses in English

We are proud to announce that IHGR will offer a new programme starting next school year.

At IHGR we will offer an exciting opportunity come the autumn term of 2017 for students who wish to study university level courses in English, while in high school. This spetsprogram (advanced prgramme) will offer an accelerated pace of learning during the courses of English 5 and 6 along with an array of extra classes in rhetorical skills, academic writing, literature and linguistics. In addition, in collaboration with The University of Gothenburg, two 7.5 point courses will be offered during year 2 and 3 of the programme. Students who want to study the Social Science Programme with Advanced Courses in English (PACE) will be asked to take an entrance exam during the spring which tests your level of English vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills. Your exam result will then be combined with your previous grades and evaluated. Please note that applicants must meet the general requirements for entry into the Swedish Gymnasieskolan in order to be accepted into the programme. This course of studies will focus heavily on language and Social Science subjects in an integrated way and build on IHGR’s tradition of offering high quality educational opportunities in English in the Gothenburg Region.

An example of courses which will be on offer[i] in English is as follows:

SPAXXX01a Speech
SPAXXX0 Writing
SVELIT0 Literature
MÄKMÄK01 Human Language
EN1113 English Linguistics, 7.5 university points
EN1114 Academic Written and Spoken English, 7.5 university points
EN1115 English Literary Studies, 7.5 university points
EN1116 Cultural Studies in English, 7.5 university points


For more information about the programme please contact Principal Maria Laasonen at or Magnus Hall at to arrange a school visit.


[i] Choice of courses will depend on the term in question