Ages 11–16

At this point, your child’s learning is based on the English National Curriculum – Key Stage 3 and 4. Students are beginning to form opinions on future courses of study and choose their favourite courses, ready to study for IGCSE exams. 

KEY STAGE 3

Ages 11–14

At The British School Warsaw, we make sure our students transition smoothly from Primary to Secondary, allowing their love of learning to grow and their personal strengths to develop.

Our Key Stage 3 programme continues to emphasise the importance of core skills in literacy, numeracy, and science. We introduce students to new ideas and to analytic skills, such as research, application, and interpretation of knowledge and sources. We empower our students to enquire into issues of local, national, and global significance, building their cultural understanding and preparing them for the academic challenges of their IGCSEs and IBDP.

Core subjects:
English
Maths
Science

Foundation subjects:
Art
Music
Geography
PE
History
ICT
Modern Languages

Additional subjects:
Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE)
Polish (studied by all Key Stage 3 students)

KEY STAGE 4

Ages 14–16

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is one of the world’s most respected academic qualifications. Students can demonstrate their independence, as well as tailor their learning with a selection of optional subjects. The IGCSE is exam-based, assessed through Cambridge International Education, AQA, and Pearson Edexcel.

The curriculum supports academic, social, and personal growth and provides a solid launchpad for the academic rigour of the IBDP. Our results speak for themselves: last academic year, 37% of our IGCSE students achieved at least eight A’s or A*’s, helping them successfully apply to top universities.

We ensure students make the curriculum choices that are right for them through a specially designed decision-making process which begins in Year 9. This includes PSHE lessons, subject information week, taster sessions, form tutor mentoring, careers assemblies and the Year 9 Options Evening.

Core subjects:
English Language
English Literature
Maths
Science
Polish
Core PE
PSHE

Optional subjects:
History
Geography
Global Perspectives
Business Studies
Economics
Computer Science
PE
Art and Design
Music
French, German, or Spanish

 Download Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guide
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