Le Diplôme National du Brevet International (DNBI) is an option offered to students in 3ème. You can only prepare it in schools that has an international section, and only if you are enrolled in a section.

LFSL offers a DNBI in Swedish to the students enrolled in the Section Internationale Suédoise (SIS).


To be allowed to pass the DNBI in 3ème you need to be enrolled in the Section Internationale Suédoise.


The preparation for the DNBI exam begins preferably in 6ème and consists of two parts:

1) The biggest part is done during the classes of SPS (Suédois Programme Suédois), Histoire-Géographie and d’Histoire-Géographie SIS.
2) Personal and autonomous work – revision, homework, reading etc.

​Number of teaching hours per week: 6ème-3ème



Histoire-Géographie SIS


The DNBI exams are done in two subjects:
–Histoire-Géographie SIS
​-Langue Suédoise

Histoire-Géographie SIS

The exam takes as support the work, activities, studies of documents that have been carried out during Histoire-Géographie SIS courses.

The candidate is invited to submit a comment responding to a subject proposed by the examiner(s) in relation to the themes studied during the school year.

The constituent elements of the evaluation of this discipline are:
– the skills and knowledge that the candidate has demonstrated in the non-linguistic discipline and in particular in what links this discipline to the cultural identity of Sweden;
– the openness he has shown to the Swedish environment.

The candidate’s ability to present a structured presentation and to argue as well as his mastery of oral expression are also taken into account.

The test is conducted in Swedish.

The time allocated for this test is 30 minutes. It breaks down as follows:
15 minutes are devoted by the candidate to the preparation of his performance.
– 10-minute presentation
– five-minute interview with the examiner(s).

N.B. The written tests are the same for students in DNBI as for students in DNB, in Histoire-Géographie.

Langue Suédoise

The Swedish language oral test is based on a portfolio on one or two themes, primarily literary. This is composed by the candidate under the guidance and with the help of his teacher.

The portfolio includes documents left to the initiative of the candidate, mainly literary texts:
– poems or excerpts from poems
– excerpts from novels
– news excerpts
– excerpts from plays.

But also documentary texts:
– reproductions of works of art

– posters
– advertising materials
– song lyrics
– multimedia content

These documents can take a digital form.

In addition, the portfolio needs to contain at least one written production that falls within the chosen theme(s). A text that has been designed, developed and written in Swedish by the candidate.

The time allocated to this test is 20 minutes:
– 10 minutes: the candidate presents his file:
– he justifies his selection of texts and documents
– explains his approach
– sets out his personal assessment and judgment on such and such an aspect or element of the file.
– He explains the choices that guided his written production and the place he gave it in the file.

Even if the text(s) written by the candidate can be the subject of an exchange with the examiner, they do not give rise to a specific evaluation in the framework of the test.

– 10 minutes: the interviewer invites the candidate to develop or clarify a particular point in his presentation. He may ask him to focus his comments more specifically on one of the documents he has included in his file or on his written production. It can also encourage the candidate to broaden their remarks to other topics studied during the school year.