We use cookies to improve your online experience. To learn more please refer to ourCookie Policy.

Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see ourPrivacy & Cookie Policy.

  • Highest Quality Learning

    Regular investment in our facilities helps improve the learning experience for all.

    TBS girls

  • Nord Anglia Education

    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

    Evelina Mroczkowska

  • Student Aspirations

    We aim for all our students to become 'Global Learners, Aspiring Leaders.'


  • Global Opportunities

    We are a truly international school with students attending from over 70 different countries

    Dab girl

  • Admissions are open

    We operate an open admissions policy because we believe that given the right learning environment every child can grow and thrive to be an outstanding success in life.

    Dab girls

  • Any questions?

    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and support with your transition to the School.

    IB students

  • Connect

    Through our Connect section you can find out the latest from our school and from other schools in the Nord Anglia Education global family.

  • Be Ambitious

    The British School Warsaw has been running the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 2001. It is the best course to follow for entry to the best universities, worldwide.

    IB student

IB Diploma Programme

The British School Warsaw has been running the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme since 2001. It is the best course to follow for entry to the best universities worldwide. Whether you want to study in the UK, USA, Australia, Poland or anywhere else, the IB Diploma is the best entry qualification you could hope to achieve.

The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year course that allows students to fulfil the requirements of most national education systems.

Students studying for their IB Diploma have to follow six subjects, study the theory of knowledge, complete an extended essay and undertake a programme of community service.



Language A1: Students study the literature of their native language. The IB offers more than 80 languages as part of their policy of encouraging students to maintain strong ties to their own culture. At The British School Warsaw which has been offering the IB Diploma since 2001, this year and next, students are studying literature in a wide range of native languages including English and Polish.

Language B: All diploma candidates are examined in a second language. This is offered at , standard and beginner level for those starting a new language (ab initio).

Individuals and Societies: Subjects included in this group are business and management, economics, geography, history psychology.

Experimental Sciences: The subjects available in this group are biology, chemistry, computer sciences, physics, and sport, exercise and health science. Practical laboratory skills are developed and collaborative learning is encouraged.

Mathematics: All candidates for the diploma are required to complete a mathematics course. There is a choice between two courses: mathematics analysis and approaches (AA), and mathematics applications and interpretation (AI); AA available at standard and higher level, AI available at standard level only.

Arts: Students have the opportunity to study visual arts. students can choose one of the subjects offered in Groups 2, 3 or 4 - a third modern language, a second subject from Individuals and Societies or a second subject from Experimental Sciences.

If you are wish to study a subject not currently on offer in one of the above subject option groups at our school, please email us to discuss your needs. 

Core Elements


At the heart of the Diploma Programme lie three additional core elements.

Theory of Knowledge is an interdisciplinary course intended to stimulate critical reflection on the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom. Unique to the IB, TOK aims to provide students with an understanding of how and why knowledge is gained.

Creativity, Activity  Service (CAS) encourages students to become involved in community service, demonstrate active participation in sports and develop their creative skills. Through these activities, students develop greater awareness of themselves, concern for others, and the ability to work cooperatively with other people.

The Extended Essay requires students to research and write about an area of individual interest. The 4,000-word essay gives diploma students the chance to undertake independent research and develop the level of writing expected by universities.

The IB programme is challenging and rigorous. It is, therefore, hardly surprising that students in possession of an IB Diploma are made welcome by the world's top universities. With the school’s track record of success in delivering these courses, studying the IB Diploma at The British School, Warsaw is clearly the right choice.

The British School Regulations for IB Diploma Students

Below you find a series of documents that outline all of the key expectations and guidelines that we require students to follow.


primary children

Application Process

See more