Curriculum Policy


The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that the school provides for its pupils.



The Poznan British International School curriculum aims

  • To provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve
  • To promote pupils' moral, social and cultural development
  • To begin to prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life


Programme of study:

The Poznan British International School offers a curriculum broadly based on that followed by Primary Schools in Britain. It also offers a programme for Polish natives giving those pupils an opportunity to cover the Polish core subjects whilst benefiting from following most of the British curriculum. The Polish programme is described in the Polish documents.


The British National Curriculum secures for all pupils an entitlement to a number of learning areas. It also offers opportunities to develop knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for their self-fulfilment and development.


The core subjects at our School are English (Literacy) , Mathematics (Numeracy) and Science.


Other subjects are:

Citizenship (from Class 7),

Craft, Art Design and Technology (from Class 1-9)

Ethics (from Class 4)

Handwriting (Classes 1 to 3)

History and Geography (from Class 7)

Computing (from Reception)

International Culture (Classes 1 – 6)

IMYC – International Middle Years Curriculum (from Class 7)

IPC – International Primary Curriculum (from Class 1 to Class 6 -taught in the context of Topics)


P.E. (Physical Education, incl. Swimming/Skiing, Corrective Gymnastics for Nursery)

PSHE - Personal, Social and Health Education (including Ethics)

Polish – for International Pupils (from Class 1 to Class 6 – Foreign Language)

SEAL - Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (from Class 1)

Spanish (from Class 4 – Modern Foreign Language)


The curriculum takes account of curricula and external examination accreditations, commonly used in Schools within the UK, in a manner that enables pupils to enter, or re-enter the UK educational system at an appropriate level.


Pupils from Classes 7-9 have basic careers education during Citizenship and Ethics lessons to give them an understanding of themselves, their strengths and weaknesses and therefore the options available to them as they move to the next stage of their education.


The curriculum requires teachers to be responsible for:

  • Setting suitable learning challenges
  • Responding to pupils' diverse learning needs
  • Overcoming potential barriers to learning
  • Assessment for individuals





















August 2014