In Year 1, children have 90min of Polish per week. In Years 2-4, the classes are organised into 45min lessons and happen 3 times per week. When students reach Year 5, the number of Polish lessons increases to 5 per week and this continues until Year 11.
Students in Year 10 (klasa 8) take Polish National Exam, ‘Egzamin Ósmoklasisty’. Year 11 students take OKE Polish Gimnazjum Exam or AQA GCSE in Polish as a Foreign Language.
At IB level, Polish is optional and can be taken at a Standard of Higher Level.
The native Polish Programme at the school is based on the Polish Podstawa Programowa (curriculum). This is obligatory for any student with Polish citizenship. Other students whose level of Polish is high, can also join the native classes. The remaining students attend Polish as a Foreign Language (non-native classes). We follow the English National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Language in non-native Polish lessons.