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Admissions 2021/2022

Admissions 2021/2022

The recruitment process is treated primarily as an opportunity for us to learn as much as possible about candidates for our school. In accordance with the innovative design we have created for our school, we have also created a unique recruiting process unlike any other in Poland.

General Akademeia High School
  • Entry Points
  • General Akademeia High School

    We offer a Four-Year Programme, comprising two years of iGCSE taught alongside our own assessed courses, followed by the Two-Year A Level programme, as in the United Kingdom.


    • Year 10 – most students will join us in Year 10 for the Four-Year Programme.

    Students may also join the school in:

    • Year 12 – for the Two-Year Programme, involving only A Levels;
    • Foundation Year (Year 9) – for a preparatory One-Year programme before they start the regular Akademeia High School curriculum.

The stages of recruitment

During the various stages of recruitment, we aim to learn as much as possible about the skills and aptitudes of the student.

Parents meet can individually with an admissions officer to learn more about how the school functions, the requirements of the academic programme, the school’s teaching philosophy and the later stages of the recruiting process. The decision about whether to take part in those later stages is made after this meeting with the admissions tutor. However, this meeting is not mandatory. Due to the closure of schools, we encourage parents to contact our Admissions officers by e-mail or by phone.


Stage 1

Taking part in our recruitment weekendThe recruitment process lasts for two days and is conducted over the course of a single weekend. 

Our regular recruitment (assessment) weekends include:

  1. University lectures in English supplemented with tests to check the students’ abilities to learn and understand new content, analytical thinking, ability to draw conclusions, and the ability to compare data.
  2. English Language competence testing. 
  3. Individual meetings with subject teachers: we check not only a student’s knowledge but also, more importantly, their predisposition.
  4. Group tasks, in which we check soft skills and social abilities.
  5. Mathematics test.

This assessment process was created with the aim of uncovering the academic knowledge and talents held by each individual student. In doing so, we can better understand how these may be enriched, developed, and employed in propelling students along the educational pathway to which they are most suited. All meetings are conducted exclusively by our own teachers.

This detailed, analytical entrance process was designed by us, based on our personal knowledge of and experience within the Oxbridge interview system, as well as A Level requirements and other assessment methods.

The cost of participation in the recruitment weekend is 2 000 PLN.

Learn more about Akademeia High School tuition fees.

Recruitment weekends in 2020/21 school year:

21st-22nd November 2020 – Y10, Y12
20th-21st March 2021 – Y9, Y12
17th-18th April 2021 – Y10, Y12, Scholarship
29th-30th May 2021 – Y10, Y12


Stage 2

At the end of the process, the parents and the student receive a tailored report to be discussed at an individual meeting. The report outlines recommendations for the student’s educational path, based upon the student’s optimal learning style, needs and predispositions, as well as guidance for further development.


Stage 3

Decisions regarding admissions are based on the final report.


Contact us:
Monika Heldt
Head of Admissions

+48 22 299 87 80
+48 538 052 454


Grade level comparison: Poland vs other countries

A comparison of the Polish, British, American, Canadian, and IB grade level systems.

Akademeia High School/UK Poland USA & Canada IB
Year 9 (Foundation Year) 8th grade of Primary School Grade 8 Middle years programme
Year 10 (iGCSE) 1st grade of High School Grade 9 Middle years programme
Year 11 (iGCSE) 2nd grade of High School Grade 10 Middle years programme
Year 12 (A Level) 3rd grade of High School Grade 11

Diploma programme

Year 13 (A Level) 4th grade of High School Grade 12

Diploma programme

The recruitment weekend - February 2019

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