Ages 11-16


When your child advances to our British secondary school, their learning is based on the English National Curriculum – Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. At this point, students are beginning to form opinions on future courses of study and choose their favourite courses, ready to study for IGCSE exams.
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KEY Stage 3

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.

In line the English National Curriculum, 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.

Key Stage 3 Core subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science Key

Stage 3 Foundation subjects:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Geography
  • PE
  • History
  • ICT
  • Modern Languages

Key Stage 3 Additional subjects:

  • Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE)
  • Polish (studied by all Key Stage 3 students)
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The Key Stage 4 curriculum includes the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), which 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 Key Stage 4 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.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Core subjects:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Polish
  • Core PE
  • PSHE

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Optional subjects:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Global Perspectives
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • PE
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • French, German, or Spanish
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With inspiring curricula, dynamic learning spaces and world-class teachers, no two days are the same at TBS Warsaw.
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Core Skills

Engaging lessons across all subject areas foster independent thinking—the core of our commitment to ensuring our students have the skills they need to shape the world they’ll inherit.

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Early morning
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Building Confidence

Enriched by our collaboration with The Juilliard School, music and dance lessons inspire a new level of confidence in our students.

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Students eat a healthy lunch with their friends, then can exercise, socialise, and play sports on our spacious field before settling in for their afternoon lessons.
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Taking Care of our Mind and Body

Academic performance and wellbeing are closely linked and we make sure that our students are happy, healthy and ready to learn.  Topics such as staying safe online and how to be a good friend animate our wellbeing sessions.

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Learn Something New
Pursue a hobby, broaden perspectives and make connections with friends and community.  With a wide range of extracurricular activities on offer each day, the fun and friendship continue long after the hometime bell has rung. 
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We accept applications throughout the school year and encourage you to get in touch with us to start your admissions journey.

Enquire today for more information and to schedule a visit to our campus.

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