Upper Primary/Secondary School
In Classes 1-6 we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and in Classes 7-8 we follow the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). These certified international curricula reflect a British approach to education whilst preparing students to succeed as global citizens. At BISG we match the best of a British education with the requirements of the Polish podstawa programowa. Our students receive a solid foundation as international primary students studying in Poland.
English is the medium of instruction across the school. However, all students learn Polish (as a native language or as a second landguage) alongside one of three other languages offered at our school: Spanish, French and German. The teaching and learning of English and Polish are differentiated in order to cater for the different levels of competence for different learners. At BISG we understand the importance of multilingualism as a gateway to success in a connected world and so even though English is our primary language for teaching, we highly value the first languages of our students and the second languages taught in our school.
In Classes 1-3 learning is objectives-led, and thematically taught. In keeping with the philosophy of the IPC, our teachers prepare lessons that are connected thematically. Teaching this way enables our students to make meaningful connections between their different subjects.
In Classes 4-8 specific subjects are taught by specialist teachers. Polish nationals have additional geography and history lessons in Polish, whilst all students study international history and international geography at standard or extended level. (Historical Reasoning, Geographical Skills). Cross-curricular projects in all subject areas are incorporated into the teaching and learning where possible and we have themed days and weeks which afford students the opportunity to learn together in a cohesive and creative way (e.g. STEM Fair, Humanities Projects, International Projects, etc.) At the end of Class 8, all students will take national Class 8 exams.
Secondary school starts from Class 9 and offers a 2-year GCSE course followed by the AQA GCSE exams. The next step is a 2-year A-level course, also followed by a series of exams. Taking these exams allows students to enter university both in Poland and abroad.
There are more than 800 schools across Europe using GCSE and a small number in Poland. Schools can choose from more than 70 GCSEs and around 55 A-level subjects.
Upper Primary/Secondary Teaching Staff
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