What is IB?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is an international matriculation examination that is offered in 147 countries. The IB Diploma is equivalent to the Finnish matriculation examination.

The language of teaching and examination is English, except in Finnish and Spanish courses, and the curriculum is the same all over the world. The studies take three years to complete. The focus during the first year is on strengthening language proficiency and getting to know the working methods of the IB school.

In the same way as with the Finnish matriculation examination, students take final examinations. Assessment, however, differs: in addition to the final examinations, the matriculation examination grades are also based on the studies and essays written and verbal examinations performed during the IB years.

The examinations are assessed on a scale of 1-7. The examinations and diploma requirements are the same all over the world.

What is IB?