IB Studies


IB Studies

The IB programme is a demanding two-year programme taught in English. It is first and foremost an opportunity for hard-working and highly motivated pre-university students.

In May 1997 Hamrahlíđ College (MH) became a member school of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). This gives the College the right to offer the IB Diploma Programme, a comprehensive pre-university curriculum. Taught in English and intended mostly for the 16-19 age groups, the two-year course ends with standardised exams recognised by universities world-wide. The school also offers a preliminary year for younger students before they start the IB proper.  More about the DP here.

Most IB students are either Icelanders who have returned back home after several years abroad, or foreigners with residence permit in Iceland. Some of the students are simply Icelandic students who come straight from primary school but aim to work or study in an international atmosphere in the future. Students who have completed 10th or 11th grade at a foreign or international school, or the first year of the Icelandic gymnasium, with excellent academic results and proficiency in the English language may be admitted directly to the two-year IB Diploma course. Applicants from grade 9 or 10 in foreign schools and applicants from 10th grade in Icelandic schools must start with a one-year preparatory course, the pre-IB which is also taught in English.

Further information: Contact Soffia Sveinsdottir IB coordinator.

Office hours: Wednesdays or Thursdays 10-11 or by agreement. Please send an e-mail (or call) to order an appointment.

Telephone: 595-5233     E-mail: soffia(at)mh.is

IB trip 2010 - students visiting the power plant in Hellisheiđi

Updated August 25th 2016/SOF


Office closure and placement tests

Please note that the main office will be closed from Wednesday 25 June to Friday 8 August 2008. The school starts on Friday 22 August according to individual students' timetables. Newcomers are expected at the welcome ceremony on Thursday 21 August at 13:00.

It should also be noted that placement tests will be held at the school's premises from 13 August to 15 August in various languages and mathematics. Registration takes place on our homepage. Information is only given in Icelandic but prospective candidates can also contact the main office to seek assistance for registration. Remember to ask for instruction to be in English if you are not a native speaker of Icelandic.

Graduation 24 May 2008

On Saturday 24 May, 17 IB diploma students graduated from MH. Ms Shaira Lou Suson Cagatin was honoured at the graduation ceremony for outstanding performance in the programme. The formal results from the IB organization will be published on July 6. We wish all our students well for their future and thank them for having chosen the diploma programme and MH as their school. It was a pleasure to work with them. Congratulations all for having finished this phase.

Aldís and the other IB teachers.

Enrolment and applications

Enrolment for the IB diploma programme takes place until June 11 2008 for the school year 2008 to 2009. See attached advertisement.

University fair and other news

Please note that there will be a University fair here at MH on Monday 7 April from 15:30 to 16:30 (Icelandic Universities). On Wednesday 2 April there will be an open house for parents and new coming students. Lastly, please note that school will start again after Easter on Wednesday 26 of March. Happy Easter holidays!



Góđan daginn.
moya - Útgáfa 1.14 2010 - Stefna ehf