Examples of old IB entrance exams (preparatory year)

MS Word -tiedostoEnglish_entrance exam '15.docx (14 kB)
Example of old English entrace exam.
MS Word -tiedostoIB-pääsykoetehtävätFiA.docx (15 kB)
Example: a part of Finnish as first language exam.
MS Word -tiedostoPääsykoetehtäväFiB.docx (20 kB)
Example: a part of Finnish as second language exam.
MS Word -tiedostoPreIBexamOLD.DOC (95 kB)
Old pre-IB Mathematics entrance exam
MS Word -tiedostoMath.doc (105 kB)
Another old pre-IB Mathematics entrance exam

 Contact information


IB Coordinator                                   

Tuija Laurila
tel. 040 806 2909

Guidance counselor

Seppo Linnaranta
tel. 040 716 5705



IB studies

The IB programme (International Baccalaureate Diploma) is an international English-speaking course, which is offered by over 2 000 schools in the world and 15 in Finland. Rellu is one of these. The IB diploma offers a general eligibility for further studies at both Finnish universities as well as abroad.

The actual IB programme lasts two years. Before moving to the programme the students study one year according to the Finnish curriculum, but mainly in English. During the spring of the first year students select their IB subjects from the following subjects:
-    group 1: Best language (Finnish or English)
-    group 2: Second best language (English, Finnish, French or Spanish)
-    group 3: The individual and society (History, Economics or Psychology)
-    group 4: Science (Biology, Physics or Chemistry)
-    group 5: Mathematics
-    group 6: Visual Arts or voluntary  subjects (Art or a second subject from groups 2-4).

Because of the all-round education Mathematics, the Finnish language and English are compulsory subjects. There is also Theory of knowledge studies as well as a CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) project, which emphasises social activity. An Extended Essay is written in one of the six subjects and the rest of the subjects chosen for the programme form the basis for the baccalaureate exam.

IB Final exams are taken at the end of the three year studies in May. The exam fee varies from year to year, but is usually about 500€ - 600€.