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Departments
Head of Social Sciences Department
Katarzyna Borzym
BA Finance and Accounting & MA Economics, Warsaw School of Economics / MA Psychology & MA Philosophy, University of Warsaw / PhD candidate in Economy, Warsaw School of Economics
Head of Social Sciences Department
Katarzyna Borzym
BA Finance and Accounting & MA Economics, Warsaw School of Economics / MA Psychology & MA Philosophy, University of Warsaw / PhD candidate in Economy, Warsaw School of Economics
  • Head of Department Katarzyna Borzym

    BA Finance and Accounting, Warsaw School of Economics
    MA Economics, Warsaw School of Economics
    MA Psychology, University of Warsaw
    MA Philosophy, University of Warsaw
    PhD candidate in Economics, Warsaw School of Economics

    Social Sciences Department

    Head of Department Katarzyna Borzym

    BA Finance and Accounting, Warsaw School of Economics
    MA Economics, Warsaw School of Economics
    MA Psychology, University of Warsaw
    MA Philosophy, University of Warsaw
    PhD candidate in Economics, Warsaw School of Economics

    The Social Sciences Department was created in order to provide students with a good background in various social sciences, with a particular focus on Economics, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology.

    The aim of the department is to prepare students to continue their educational and professional journeys, with potential final destinations in Law, Economics, Management, Political Sciences, Psychology, and many other fields.

    The Economics course provides students with insights enabling them to understand the complexity of modern economies and international relations. The course is also enriched with topics from different disciplines, in order to align the programme with current academic discourse and the most popular fields of research, including Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics, and Game Theory.

    Politics aims to prepare students to navigate the complicated world of today’s global changes. Students will be taught the extent to which the traditional approach to politics has changed and evolved. What is more, the programme gives the students numerous opportunities to analyse political systems through specific case studies.

    In the Social Sciences Department we believe that it is impossible to study social issues without a good grounding in history – an understanding of how the state and its citizens have interacted over the centuries. Students get to know the details of the events that have shaped the world as we know it. With the teacher’s guidance, they learn how to assess critically and understand the significance of each phenomenon.

    The Social Sciences Department would not be complete without the “Human Sciences”. Our programme combines insights from Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Psychology. We believe that these disciplines help students better to understand political, historical, and prepare to design strategies to address those issues.

  • Head of Department Krzysztof Sikora

    Mathematics, University of Warsaw
    (Specialisation in topology)

    Mathematics Department

    Head of Department Krzysztof Sikora

    Mathematics, University of Warsaw
    (Specialisation in topology)

    We would like our students to perceive mathematics not only as a school subject, but also as a tool for solving problems.

    Through the analysis of a given subject by applying the principles and rules of mathematics, we are able to solve problems of calculation and geometry, as well as the tasks of logic, economics, and issues in many areas of everyday life.

    Mathematics within the A Level system can be developed in many different directions. Most classes concern the area of pure mathematics – a strict and precise science, still free from unnecessary formalism at this stage. At the same time we attach great importance to applied mathematics: the strict application of mathematics in statistics and probability, mechanics, and the introduction to algorithms and programming.

  • Head of Department dr Karolina Watras

    BA History of Art,
    University of Cambridge
    MA History of Art,
    Courtauld Institute of Art, London
    MPhil History of Art,
    University of Cambridge
    PhD History of Art,
    University of Cambridge

    Humanities Department

    Head of Department dr Karolina Watras

    BA History of Art,
    University of Cambridge
    MA History of Art,
    Courtauld Institute of Art, London
    MPhil History of Art,
    University of Cambridge
    PhD History of Art,
    University of Cambridge

    Humanities investigate how we understand and interpret our experiences as human beings: who we are and how we relate to one another.

    At Akademeia High School, all the humanities subjects work closely together to provide our students with broad interdisciplinary frameworks of how past societies developed and how they influenced the contemporary world. Students are encouraged to examine past events and cultural developments from a number of perspectives: History, Polish, English and World Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, History of Art and Visual Culture. Across these subjects, students learn analytical and interpretative methods inherent to each discipline while developing an ability to make connections between different ideas. Our aim is to educate students who not only value but also actively pursue a critical and creative engagement with the world around them.

    The Polish curriculum actively stages a dialogue between past and present as well as national and international contexts. It invites students to consider Polish cultural heritage through the prism of contemporary society and their own experiences. Historical texts are studied in conjunction with contemporary literature and in the context of broader visual and material culture including film, mass and popular media.

    In the first year of History, students follow an extensive chronological curriculum, focusing on periods and events that had a major impact on the relationship between citizen and state. They also learn the key historical skills of interpreting and evaluating primary and secondary sources as well as understanding causes and effects of historical change. The course prepares students for more in-depth studies in the History A-Level curriculum while providing a contextual background for other humanities.

    English and World Literature gives a unique opportunity to study English Literature as part of a wider global culture. Through carefully selected case studies, students develop an ability to independently analyse literary texts while learning how to place them within specific literary contexts and genres.  From Norse and Celtic myths, through the legends of King Arthur, Romantic poetry, and twentieth century American drama, the course is a tour de force journey through the history of literature and ideas. It provides an invaluable basis for further studies in English Literature and Languages A Levels.

    It is impossible to make sense of the contemporary world without an understanding of the nature of religion and the role that it plays in that world. Religious Studies offers the possibility to investigate the creation and interpretation of religious texts over consecutive historical periods. In their first year, students can thus follow the development of major world religions, something which they can pursue further at A Level, when they also engage with philosophy of religion and ethics.

    In History of Art we study how visual culture can shape and express human relations. The subject introduces key visual analysis skills while inviting students to place past and contemporary artefacts within broader socio-cultural contexts. Art has served as a means of conveying various forms of authority and it has been a mode of interrogating social and cultural conventions. In the History of Art A Level, students are encouraged to build further on these thematic approaches when examining artworks in the light of patronage, status, gender, nationality and ethnicity.

    Our Philosophy and Cognitive Science courses not only teach extensive history of philosophical thought but also encourage students to examine different ways of knowing and how our ethical systems affect life in society. Philosophy complements Humanities and Social Sciences studies, encouraging students to draw across the disciplines while taking an autonomous and self-reflective approach to their learning.

    Humanities work closely with the Art and Languages departments. They provide a springboard for students pursuing creative subjects such as Art, Design, and Media, and for those wishing to develop deeper knowledge of other languages and cultures.

  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (acting) Marcin Szala

    Physics & Philosophy, University of Oxford

    Natural Sciences Department

    HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (acting) Marcin Szala

    Physics & Philosophy, University of Oxford

    The Department of Natural Sciences is concerned with teaching the fundamentals of three disciplines: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

    In reality all of these are intimately intertwined, and our teaching of the subjects reflects this. Each subject borrows from the other ones, and thanks to this unique interdisciplinary approach our student are able more deeply to appreciate the intricacies and complexities of natural phenomena. With degrees from top European universities our deeply committed natural sciences teachers are among the best in Poland. Many of them carry out academic research in addition to teaching.

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