Grades at Kunskapsskolan continue to improve

The 1 823 ninth graders finishing this spring from Kunskapsskolan´s 21 secondary schools achieve an average of 239 grade points, equivalent to the grade “pass with distinction" (240 points) in all subjects. The national average for  2009 was 210 grade points.
'The strong result originates from a systematic working method based on setting goals, carrying out prognosis and following up on the results with every teacher team in every subject in every school,' says Per Ledin, CEO Kunskapsskolan. The grades also correspond well with our results from the Swedish national tests.

19 out of Kunskapsskolan´s 21 secondary schools rank top three in their municipality in terms of grades. One of  Kunskapsskolan´s objectives is to achieve the highest grades in the municipality and 13 secondary schools achieve this goal.With 294 grade points, Kunskapsskolan Saltsjöbaden has the highest merit rate of all Kunskapsskolan´s secondary schools.

It also corresponds to the second best result in Sweden after secondary school Enskilda gymnasiet (compared to 2009). Kunskapsskolan´s secondary schools in Nacka, Saltsjöbaden and Uppsala show the strongest improvements compared to last year.

Furthermore, the number of pupils receiving grades in all subjects continues to increase. This year 88% of the pupils at Kunskapsskolan will be graded in all subjects. This is significantly higher than the national average which for 2009 amounted to 77%.

'88 is a very high percentage of pupils receiving grades in all subjects. That we are able to maintain this level, and even improve, signals that we can keep good track of the schools while at the same time focusing on the pupil´s entire study situation,' says Sofie Lindén, Educational manager secondary schools.

The amount of pupils qualified to continue their studies at a Swedish upper secondary school is continually stable on a high level, as 96% are qualified compared to the 2009 national equivalent of 89%.

Kunskapsgymnasiet, Kunskapsskolan´s upper secondary schools

The grades are also improving at the upper secondary schools of Kunskapsgymnasiet. As for the Social Sciences Program both the average grade point and the number of pupils qualified for continued studies at university level improved to 15,4 grade points (national average 14,8), and 98% (national average 93%) respectively.

The number of pupils receiving a school-leaving certificate is unchanged at 85% (national average 86%) The number of pupils receiving a school-leaving certificate from the Natural Sciences Program has increased to 91%, in line with the national average. Also the other two grade dimensions, average grade point and number of pupils qualified for continued studies at university level, remains unchanged in line with the national average.