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34A Jana Matejki
Łódź, województwo łódzkie

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Accreditation

            

ACCREDITATION

We can’t just promise quality, we assure quality.

British International School of the University of Łódź has been approved as a Cambridge International School by Cambridge International Examinations, the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for students aged 5 to 19 years.

BISUL follows the Cambridge programs, which have a proven reputation for being excellent preparation for university, employment and life. They provide a valuable international benchmark of learner performance.

The school provides an opportunity to acquire qualifications such as Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International AS and A Level, which are recognised and welcomed by universities and employers around the world.

We are proud to announce that British International School of the University of Łódź has been approved as members of COBIS, a global network of British international schools.


THE SCHOOL

British International School of the University of Łódź is a Cambridge International School and follows the Cambridge programme, which is subdivided to the following sections:

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Curriculum

British International School of the University of Łódź follows the Cambridge programme, which is based on the English National Curriculum. It makes it possible for international pupils to move from one school to another and follow the same programme. British International Schools that follow this curriculum can be found in most major cities throughout the world.

 

The English National Curriculum, which sets out two principal aims and four purposes, all of which reinforce each other.

Aim 1: The school curriculum should aim to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve.

Aim 2: The school curriculum should aim to promote pupils’ moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Purpose 1: To establish an entitlement
Purpose 2: To establish standards
Purpose 3: To promote continuity and coherence
Purpose 4: To promote public understanding

FOUNDATION

The Foundation section is comprised of three year groups Nursery 1 (ages 2, 8- 3) Nursery 2 (ages 3-4) and Reception (ages 4-5). At the British International School of the University of Lodz we base our teaching and learning delivery on a play- based curriculum using the 2017 EYFS (The Early Years Foundation Stage) framework with the addition of other foreign language learning, such as Spanish.

Our timetable is built on:

Understanding the World – through songs and games children learn about the physical world, community, places, technology and the environment.

Creative Development and Music- children are allowed to express themselves through a variety of activities in art, music and movement. We regularly prepare shows where children have the chance to get involved in acting, singing and dancing to celebrate different international festivals. Children are exposed to classical music while having a rest/ napping, eating their snacks and playing.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development- we help children develop a positive sense of themselves, form positive relationships, develop respect for others, understand appropriate behaviour in groups and develop social skills.

Numeracy- we develop children’s skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, measures. We also teach them numbers and to understand them. Children start simple addition and subtraction through playing and singing.

Literacy- we develop children’s knowledge about the written world through Jolly Phonics where using the TPR method (Total Physical Response ) children, in a natural for them way – singing and showing, get to know the sounds of the English language. They begin to form them in sand, playdough, on magic boards, and later on blend them to start their own reading. Children have access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems etc. ) where we develop their own interest in literature.

Communication and Language- children are given opportunities to experience a rich language environment in order to help them express their own feelings and communicate with others.

In Foundation playing underpins the learning and all aspects of children’s development. Through play, the children develop language, put new ideas into practice, take risks, show their great imagination and learn how to live in a group.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

The primary section at BISUL is divided into two phases:

Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2)

Key Stage 2 ( Year 3 – 6 )

The Curriculum in the Primary section provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to become educated citizens. It helps develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.



The three core subjects are English, Mathematics and Science.

The aim for English is to promote high standards of literacy and equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

For Mathematics, the aim is for the pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, to reason mathematically and solve problems. Pupils learn through discovery and discussion, in a variety of fun practical activities and games.

The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that pupils develop their understanding of the nature, through different types of enquiries, investigations and experiments that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

From the early years, pupils learn basic History and Geography. They are introduced to a foreign language and computers. They learn Art, Music and Design and Technology, they have Physical Education, Dance and Drama and Religious Education classes as well.



Parents can communicate with each other and members of the school staff via Prymus- online register

At the end of the winter and summer term parents receive a school report, which for each subject consists of a mark and description of the child’s progress.

 

As British International School of the University of Łódź is a part of Cambridge Primary, a Cambridge Assessment International Education programme,  http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-primary/, in Year 6, the pupils take Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests. They test their skills, knowledge and understanding of English, Mathematics and Science.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL

The secondary section at BISUL is divided into three phases:

1) Keystage 3 (Year 7, 8 & 9)
2) Keystage 4 (Year 10 & 11)
3) Sixth Form (Year 12,13)

 KEYSTAGE 3   (Year 7, 8 & 9)

In keeping with our mission to provide a world class education, BISUL recognises the need to provide a curriculum that is both stimulating and internationally relevant. We follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary system which provides Progression tests in English, Maths and Science. These are taken at the end of Year 7 and 8, and are internally marked.
At the end of Year 9, the students take an externally marked Checkpoint Test in the same subjects.  In addition to providing an international benchmark, these tests also provide detailed feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of each student.

Main subjects taught at this stage are:

Maths, English, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, History, Geography, ICT, Physical Education

Read more about Cambridge Lower Secondary here:

http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-1/cambridge-secondary-1/

KEYSTAGE 4   (IGCSE – Year 10 & 11)

In keeping with our mission to provide a world class education, BISUL recognises the need to provide a curriculum that is both stimulating and internationally relevant. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s leading international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. This is a two year course and the students take their IGCSEs at the end of Year 11.  

Main subjects taught at this stage are:

Maths, English, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, History, Geography, ICT, Physical Education

Read more about Cambridge IGCSEs here:

http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/


SIXTH FORM  (AS & A levels)


In keeping with our mission to provide a world class education, BISUL recognises the need to provide a curriculum that is both stimulating and internationally relevant. For learners aged 16-19 years, the Cambridge AS and A level courses provide advanced preparation for university and higher education. At this stage, students can choose subjects of their interest and are provided with skills that are highly valued by universities worldwide.

Read more about Cambridge AS & A levels here:

http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/