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Akademeia Preparatory Courses

Led by our own faculty staff, familiar both with the principles that underpin our approach to learning and the common challenges students come up against when they join Akademeia, the Preparatory Courses furnish participants with some of the key knowledge and academic skills necessary to embark on successful academic careers.

Our  courses are exclusively designed for all students considering applying to our school and represent the ideal opportunity to experience our outstanding teaching provision, and state of the art facilities, for the first time.

The second edition of courses this academic year is currently in progress.   If you are interested in future courses, please contact us at:  akademeia.prep.courses@akademeia.edu.pl


English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes Course is an ideal way to experience Akademeia’s first-class approach to learning for the first time. This exclusively designed course is geared towards students between the ages of 12-15 considering applying to our school at both Fifth Form entry points.

Offered at two levels, depending on the existing language skills of each student, both syllabuses will prime participants though the same overriding dual focus: addressing the most common language mistakes we know hold students back when they come to our school, as well as equipping learners with the necessary skills and strategies to succeed in demanding educational contexts. Key elements of the English language, combining both structural and lexical focusses, will provide students with the foundations necessary to successfully complete many of the same assignments required of our term-time students, such as developing research skills, academic writing, presentation delivery and interacting with a variety of texts.

10 weeks, starting from 9 January to 10 February (5 weeks) and from 27 February to 29 March (5 weeks)  with a two- week break for winter holidays

Tuesdays and Thursdays 17.00-18.25 / 4 x 40 minutes per week

Minimum English language level required to participate – A2 level. Students will be grouped into two levels based on their current proficiency in English.  



The Preparatory Mathematics Course is intended to provide a necessary foundation for success in an academic Mathematics pathway. Split into two age groups, the course is designed for participants currently attending Year 8 (grade 7 in the Polish and American systems) or Year 9, with a view to applying to Akademeia to Years 9 or 10 respectively.

The Year 10 entry course is aligned to meet iGCSE content standards and mathematical practices, with the Year 9 entry course also carefully adapted to the age and experience of its participants. Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn a variety of mathematical processes, including problem solving, communicating and mathematical reasoning. They will be taught how to make connections between the subject and its applications, become mathematically literate, and to appreciate and value mathematics while making informed decisions as contributors to wider society.

A good, strong foundation in these areas of mathematics is necessary for success in future mathematics courses and this course will help students further understand, appreciate and enjoy maths so they are in a prime position to both study at Akademeia and develop a life-long affinity with the subject.

10 weeks, starting from 9 January to 10 February (5 weeks) and from 27 February to 29 March(5 weeks)  with a two- week break for winter holidays

Tuesdays and Thursdays 17.30-18.55 / 4 x 40 minutes per week



Our Drama Course develops young students’ acting and creative writing skills by introducing theatre enthusiasts to deeper and more challenging roles while assisting aspiring creators in devising their very first written drama. Our classes are run by Akademeia drama teachers in collaboration with theatre professionals; this experience is a great opportunity to make new friends, explore iconic writing, and develop your creative voice in a safe and caring environment. With the support of English teachers, you will develop your ability to write and communicate in academic English and experience the unique, interdisciplinary approach of student-centered and hands-on learning that Akademeia education provides.

6 Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00,  14, 28 January; 11 February; 4, 18, 25 March


Critical Thinking

Our Critical Thinking course provides an introduction to the essential range of skills that help to analyse information, acquire meaningful knowledge, express well-justified opinions and comment on important public issues. In order to achieve this, we will touch on the following categories:

  • Information skills: perspectives, research, analysis, synthesis, planning, questioning.
  • Critical thinking skills: reasoning, evidence, claims, drawing conclusions, bias and vested interest, statements of argument (fact, opinion, prediction and value judgement), problem-solving, empathy.
  • Independent learning skills: memory, note-taking, reflection, evaluation
  • Collaboration skills: teamwork, decision-making, creativity
  • Communication skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking

Tailored to learners considering applying to Akademeia in Year 10 or 12, this course provides the ideal preparation to develop the key transferrable academic skills so valued by our school and necessary to succeed in demanding educational contexts.

10 weeks, starting from 9 January to 10 February (5 weeks) and from 27 February to 29 March(5 weeks)  with a two- week break for winter holidays

Wednesdays from 17.00 to 18.25 / 2 x 40minutes per week


The second edition this year is already in progress and we are currently not taking any registrations.  If you have any questions regarding future editions, please contact us at: akademeia.prep.courses@akademeia.edu.pl


Akademeia Prep Courses 2022/23 Edition 1 – Rules and Privacy Policy 

Akademeia Prep Courses 2022/23 Edition 2 – Rules and Privacy Policy

Withdrawal from the Agreement

The fee is to be settled via a bank transfer to:
Akademeia High School Sp. z o.o.
Added: Account Number: 97 1050 1025 1000 0090 8033 7026
ING Bank Śląski S.A.
Please specify the first name and surname of the Course Participant and the name of the course in the title of the transfer.
Settling the fee is tantamount to entering into the Agreement (on electronic provision of educational services) and authorises the Participant to take part in the selected Course.

English for Academic Purposes Mathematics Drama Critical Thinking Registration
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