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His Excellency the Ambassador of United States to Poland, Mr Mark Brzezinski, in AHS

We were honoured to welcome His Excellency the Ambassador of United States to Poland, Mr Mark Brzezinski to Akademeia High School last week.
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AHS student awarded in the Minds Underground Essay Competition 2022!

We are proud to share that Paulina G, our Y12 student, was announced the winner of the Minds Underground Essay Competition 2022!
The Minds Underground Essay Competition is an annual contest organised by a British educational platform Minds Underground open to 6th-Form-level students from all around the world.
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Finalists of the 2022 Akademeia Scholarship Competition Announced

Akademeia High School is pleased to announce that 20 candidates were shortlisted to the Stage Two of the Akademeia Scholarship Competition earlier this week.
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University updates – Offers form the USA

As the admission process is in full swing at colleges worldwide, our Year 13 students continue to receive their offers from the top world universities.
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Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland in AHS

We were honoured to welcome His Excellency the Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland, Mr Andriej Deszczycia to Akademeia High School last week.
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Full Scholarships from Cambridge Trust and Trinity College Cambridge for two incredible Akademeia students.

We are extremely proud to share the news that two of our Year 13 students, Zofia and Mateusz have received offers to Trinity College Cambridge on full scholarships.
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AHS Students’ Project Awarded in Samsung National STEM Competition!

We are extremely proud to share the news that our Akademeia team gained 2nd place at the inaugural Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national competition.
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Personal Development Scheme Day – Showcase Event

On Wednesday, 23rd March, throughout the day we were celebrating our 5th Form students’ successes in their PDS projects.
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The Akademeia Post Issue no 7 now available

We are happy to share with you another issue of the Akademeia Post magazine. Our young journalists provided us with yet another set of various articles.
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Sports in AHS

In this early spring, our students have been keeping active, practising different sports, participating in Sports extracurriculars and taking part in sports competitions.
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Science oriented Lectures in March

In March, we hosted three inspiring lectures by professionals from different fields of work.
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Careers Day in AHS

On Wednesday 17th Akademeia 6th Form students met on the Careers Day - an event organised each year by AHS, to help students make conscious and well-informed decisions about their educational and professional pathways.
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Awards in the British Biology Olympiad 2022 for AHS students

Seven of our students achieved the medal categories in the British Biology Olympiad 2022. It's the best result ever achieved by Akademeia students in this competition.
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From A to Z: Book Creation

Another fantastic initiative from our students as part of the Personal Development Project Scheme. A group of seven students created a bilingual e-book: a collection of stories written in Polish and English with their very own illustrations.
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Fantastic EPQ results of our Y13 students

Year 13 Students at Akademeia celebrated outstanding academic success last week with their Extend Project Qualification (EPQ) Results. Of the 17 students who entered a project 100% were awarded A* to A grades (10 A* and 7 A).
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Gold and Silver Awards in the UK Chemistry Olympiad 2022

Congratulations to Akademeia students who participated in the UK Chemistry Olympiad 2022 and achieved fantastic results.
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Blind Date With A Book for Charity

Are you familiar with the concept of a Blind Date With A Book? AHS students from the Human Rights Group have prepared a lovely treat for all the bookish people in our community.
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Akademeia Faculty Lecture: Molecularly imprinted polymers – materials of the future

Dr Nataliya Marchyk, a chemistry teacher in AHS,  has delivered a very insightful presentation, bringing closer to our audience a somehow complex topic of polymer chemistry that crosses over the traditional lines of all branches of chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, pharmacy, and even medicine.
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Class of 2022 University Offers – more highlights from UK

We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2022 and their diverse range of university destinations. We continue to share more highlights as new offers are pouring in for our Year 13 students.
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“21st Century Minds” – student-led science conference

The conference, open to a broader community - at school and online, covered topics such as: cancer research, genetical engineering, RNA, molecular biology and many more.
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Valentine’s Day at AHS

Love, joy and kindness spread around Akademeia and beyond today with a ‘Rose for Cause’ student initiative.
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Akademeia Science Talk: Friends or enemies: remarkable world of ant-fungal interactions

Many people already have heard about so-called 'zombie ants', but not everyone knows that what causes this "zombiness" is actually a parasitic fungus living inside the ant's body.
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Academeia Seminar: How teenagers are making a difference in today’s world

We invited a 17 year old high school student from Toruń to be a part of the Akademeia Seminars series and talk to our students about her experience as a young activist involved in the climate movement.
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Akademeia Finalists in the “Solve for Tomorrow” Contest

Our team’s project went through competitive semifinals to nationwide finals, as one of 9 successful projects out of 138 entries from high schools and universities across Poland.
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Science Communication Club

Inspired by one of Akademeia lectures, our students organised a Science Communication Club, and have now launched an Instagram account that is meant to build the bridge between scientific and ordinary words, explaining complex concepts in a simple and accessible way.
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Let’s meet online at the Open Day – Thursday, 17th February at 10:00 am

We would like to invite you to our Open Day in order to give you an opportunity to become acquainted with our ethos, philosophy of education and curriculum.
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University Offers Keep Pouring in for our Year 13 Students!

As the admission process is in full swing at colleges worldwide, our Year 13 students have started receiving their first offers from the top world universities in the UK, US and EU. We are proud of diverse range of courses and destinations of our Class of 2022 and will be sharing highlights throughout next months, as new offers are pouring in.
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Art Blast: Board Game Creation about Modern Art

Our 5th Formers keep working on another crative, interdisciplinary PDS project  - this time to create their own board game. Students started their research by playing a few unique card and board games. They also participated in a workshop organised by the #warsawmodernartmuseum (MSN), to learn more about modern art.
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Akademeia Science Talk: Nobel Prize and…

On Tuesday, 25th January, AHS community had a chance to listen to a fascinating lecture on how to detect a virus with a smartphone. Our guest, Dr Magdalena Richter, presented the link between the Nobel Prize winning researches and Covid-19.
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PDS Project ‘Ebru: Turkish Art of Marbling’

Have you ever tried painting on water? Our students have been lately, under the expert guidance, discovering the traditional Ebru art as their PDS project.
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PDS Project: Akademeia Farm

Our newly-introduced Personal Development Scheme project called 'Akademeia Farm' has became an extremely popular choice among our students this academic year. Autumn and spring are fantastic seasons for hands-on activities on our roof-top garden, while the cold winter is the time for indoor planting and... the fun and discovery continues.
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Akademeia Seminars: Climate change

Akademeia Seminars are back with the new theme! After the series of expert talks on human rights in Term 1, we are inviting our students, staff and parents to broaden their knowledge on issues linked to climate change in Term 2.
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AHS Christmas Concert

On Friday 10th December, AHS community celebrated festive season with a concert, organised by students and teachers. The programme included performances of Student Band, Staff Band and some unexpected Theatrical Vignette, appearing suddenly from the audience.
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Christmas Charity Bake Sale

What a sugary joy did they have, preparing cakes and cookies for AHS Christmas Bake Sale! Banana bread, muffins, brownie, Belgian waffles, iced cookies… And all this to support the charges of Salvation Army and Fundacja Ocalenie.
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Animal Welfare PDS to help dogs from Józefów’s shelter

An enthusiastic group of the 5th Form students completed their first stage of the Animal Welfare PDS project - just in time for the cold winter. The students wished to improve the conditions of dogs living in the Animal Shelter in Józefów.
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AHS students create ceramics inspired by nature

The Year 13 3D Design A Level course commenced with the ceramics project inspired by nature.  Students tried a wheel throwing as well as worked with slabs and coils.
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Final of the Akademeia Seminar’s Human Rights series

On Thursday 2nd December we had a pleasure to host Dr Omer Fisher, who delivered an important lecture on Human rights, civil society and becoming human rights defender. Dr Fisher, who performs as Senior Human Rights Adviser at United Nations, shared with us his broad international experience in the field. Having had worked with a variety of organisations and communities, he provided our students with a very practical know-how.
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Huge Congratulations to Our Debaters!

We are extremely proud of recent accomplishments of the Akademeia Debate Team in the Polish Schools Debating Championships 2021. This year there were 78 students and 22 schools competing at the tournament. AHS has been represented by two teams, composed of participants from the Competitive Debating elective: Akademeia Red - Karolina Z, Klara Ż, Nathalie C, Cristian M, Karol L, Matsvei D Akademeia Blue - Pola J, Zofia J, Barbara M, Alexi v D
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Discussing EU asylum procedures and current issues

On Thursday, November 18, our students had a very unique opportunity to look at the institutional perspective behind the EU asylum procedures and practical reality of refugees who go through the procedures, with two excellent experts in the field, during the Akademeia Seminar titled: ‘The Common European Asylum System: Theory and Practice'.
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Year 13 Students Presenting their Extended Projects

Year 13 students brought a year's worth of work to an end on Wednesday 17th of November,  presenting their Extended Projects to groups of staff and students. The audience were treated to talks on Economics, Medicine, Physics, Art, Biology, Law, History, Politics and many others.
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Year 13 Students Presenting their Extended Projects

Year 13 students brought a year's worth of work to an end on Wednesday 17th of November,  presenting their Extended Projects to groups of staff and students. The audience were treated to talks on Economics, Medicine, Physics, Art, Biology, Law, History, Politics and many others.
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CanSat student winners inspire younger peers

Aleksy, Air Thief Team Leader, said, ‘Working on the satellite and going through the whole process was so much fun for us, that we really wanted more students to share this unforgettable experience.’
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CanSat student winners inspire younger peers

Aleksy, Air Thief Team Leader, said, ‘Working on the satellite and going through the whole process was so much fun for us, that we really wanted more students to share this unforgettable experience.’
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Studying in the USA: University Pathways Panel

This fall, we virtually welcomed seven prestigious universities from the United States to a panel discussion about choosing a pathway for university studies. Our students were eager to have their questions answered during the Q&A session, moderated by some of our talented 6th form students!
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Studying in the USA: University Pathways Panel

This fall, we virtually welcomed seven prestigious universities from the United States to a panel discussion about choosing a pathway for university studies. Our students were eager to have their questions answered during the Q&A session, moderated by some of our talented 6th form students!
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Student wait for 2021 election results!

Catchy slogans, inspiring manifestos and thought-provoking posters  -  all signs of the 2021 AHS Student Council elections that culminated with the Presidential Debate in front of the whole school. All votes are in now and we are waiting impatiently for the results!
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Inspiration Starts Here! Student-led Science Communication Club

On October 5th, we hosted Dr Namrata Sengupta with her Science Talk: What it means to be a science communicator: From part-time volunteering to a full-time career. Two weeks later, our Year 13 student Liubou has launched a new student-led Science Communication Club, inspired by the talk!
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Breathtaking views during the Karkonosze hiking trip

A group of our  Year 12 and Year 13 students and three teachers spent a fantastic October weekend enjoying a challenging hiking trip. Accompanied by the professional mountain guide, our students hiked the main Karkonosze Ridge (Grzbiet Karkonoski), covering 36 km of a distance with a total ascent of 1,500 m.
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A day with Art and Nature

Students taking A levels in Fine Art, 3D Design, Photography and History of Art recently had the opportunity to see and discuss the current temporary exhibition of Ursula von Rydingsvard’s monumental organic sculptures at the Orońsko Sculpture Centre.
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Bake sale for School Without Borders

Our students raised 3,055 PLN towards the School Without Borders PDS Project through the first bake sale of the year. All delicious cakes were made by AHS students and staff
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Faculty Lecture: Why Artistic License Matters in Historical Fiction and Film

On September 28, Dr Adam Anders delivered a lecture on a thought-provoking topic: ‘The First Lie Wins: Why Artistic License Matters in Historical Fiction and Film.’ Dr Anders, with his interdisciplinary approach, investigated what made an interesting story, exploring examples from historical fiction and film.
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100% of early round applications to Bocconi University accepted!

The Early Bird catches the worm, or in this case, wins places at one of Europe's top Universities.  100% of our  Year 13 students  who submitted early round applications to Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, were offered places on their chosen courses last week.
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Year 11 Trip to Łódź

On September 28th, our Year 11 students, together with their  teachers from the Polish department, went on a trip to Łódź to learn more about the realm of "Promissed Land" by Władysław Reymont and its film adaptation by Andrzej Wajda.
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Akademeia Seminars: Anna Alboth visiting AHS

All interested AHS students, parents, and faculty members are invited to join us for the Akademeia Seminar with Ms Anna Alboth, a Polish activist, journalist, blogger and media officer at Minority Rights Group on September 30 at 5:30pm.
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Over 50 clubs and co-curricular activities on offer this term!

The list of our after school clubs is growing year on year, reflecting the diverse interests of our students and the expertise of our faculty. More and more clubs are being offered as student-initiated and student-run projects. From September 6-11, during the Trial Week, our students had a chance to try out from a variety of over 50 programmes!
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Akademeia Seminars are back with the new series!

It is our pleasure to launch this September the new series of Akademeia Seminars. The idea behind this initiative is to create a space where the most important social issues can be discussed with experts in the field. The leading topic for the Term 1 seminars is: 'Understanding Human Rights'.
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Outstanding A Level results 2021!

Akademeia High School is celebrating outstanding 2021 A Level results with 91% of A*- A grades and exceptional 63% of A* grades. Our graduates have been successful in obtaining offers from the renowned universities around the world.
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The inauguration of the 2021/2022 school year

We wish all of our students, parents, teachers and staff an exciting and fruitful academic year ahead!
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Do-It-Yourself workshops

Why buy, if you can make it yourself?
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Limited places for 2021/22 academic year are still available

We are still accepting applications for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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Science Talks Seminar: The Forgotten Stories of Radiation Protection

Another great lecture from one of the Science Talks guests! This time in her talk “The Forgotten Stories of Radiation Protection” Dr Reszczyńska inspired our students to think in an interdisciplinary way!
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Visit to Zachęta National Gallery of Art

We have been waiting for this moment for such a long time!
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International Children’s Day

We celebrated International Children's Day with something special.
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Sports Day 2021

For many of our students this week’s Sports Day was about trying something new and fun – archery and wall climbing!
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Spring chillout – highlights

Our courtyard and roof terrace are in the school for a reason – to make the most of every moment of the Spring!
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Science Talk Seminar: Biodegradation of explosives

We hosted another exciting Science Talk last Wednesday. This time our faculty member Dr Jolanta Niedźwiecka spoke about biodegradation of explosives.
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Visit to Warsaw Citadel

To welcome Spring we launched our field trip season with a visit to the Warsaw Citadel.
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PDS Project: Voluntary work in dog shelter in Józefów

Have a look at another great Personal Development Scheme project! This time our students cooperated with the dog shelter in Józefów, where they walk the dogs and help out with voluntary work!
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2021 UK universities offers!

Despite all the challenges of this school year, Akademeia High School students keep reaching higher and higher!
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PDS Project: Acts of Kindness

The aim of the PDS project was to introduce our students to the world of professional translation.
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PDS Project: Herbal Heaven

This winter our Year 9 students were exploring the healing properties of European herbs as part of Herbal Heaven PDS project.
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Online educational seminar with the Embassy of Estonia

Our headmaster Dr Karolina Watras, alongside with other wonderful guest speakers, participated in the online educational seminar organised by the Embassy of Estonia.
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Ways of Seeing: Student’s Art Guide

Do you see art as something that can only be understood by specialists? Have you ever thought about the museum as boring? If so, you have to take a closer look at one of our PDS projects!
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Charlatans in 18th-centrury Europe

Our History teacher Dr Marysia Jonsson conducted a fascinating lecture about charlatans in the 18th century.
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Science Talks Seminar: Brain – your powerful tool

Our school hosted Dr María Banqueri Lopez who delivered an interactive presentation about the human brain and its powerful capabilities.
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2021 US university offers for our students!

Huge congratulations!
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Michael/Ström Dom Maklerski and Upper Finance Group – student’s internship experience

There is no better way to learn about finances than by practice!
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RECAP: Online Recruitment Weekend – 17-18 April

It was another very exciting recruitment weekend!
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ArtLab with Greg Jonkajtys

On Friday 16th April ARTLAB hosted a lecture with Greg Jonkajtys - director, animator and visual effects artist who graduated from Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts, and has worked in the TV and feature film industry for the last 20 years.
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Gazeta Wyborcza joins our Internship scheme

New internship possibilities for future Pulitzer winners!
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AHS Team in the national finals of European Space Agency’s CanSat competition!

Have you ever wondered just how difficult it would be to design, build and launch your own satellite? Our intrepid team of five Akademeia High School students decided to give it a go (with a little support from the European Space Agency)!
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British Biology Olympiad results

This year, our students have truly outdone themselves scooping 1 gold (!), 3 silver and 2 bronze medals!
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Our student approved to Yale Young Global Scholars

Congratulations to Liubou, our year 12 student!
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Recap: Online Recruitment Weekend – 20-21 March

Another online recruitment was conducted successfully during the weekend of 20-21 March!
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Science Talks Seminar: How methane affects the climate change

On March 10th, Dr Semra Bakkaloglu from Sustainable Gas Institute at Imperial College London, UK presented about methane’s impact on climate change.
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Science Talks Seminar: Cancer – a disease of our cells

On Feb 24th, Dr Katarzyna Leszczyńska was our guest speaker in the “Science Talks” seminar series. She presented about cancer and how it affects our cells.
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Science Talks Seminar: Develop a superpower – physics of scuba diving

On Feb 10th, our guest at the Science Talks seminar was Mr Sebastian Dobrowolski, who presented about the physics of scuba diving. Mr Dobrowolski is a co-founder of the International Diving Federation and an instructor for recreation, technical, and cave diving.
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Akademeia charity: 24h of cycling for Fundacja Herosi

On the last weekend, 13-14 February, our chemistry and biology teacher Jonathan Blazevic, our student Ada and her mum Ms Ewa were cycling for 24 hours in order to help Fundacja Herosi raise money.
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Workshop with King’s College professor, Dr Ricarda Vidal

On 3rd February our Year 11 students participated in an online workshop with King's College professor, Dr Ricarda Vidal, who talked about Experiential Translation between mediums.
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Science Talks Seminar: Our place in the Universe – a journey from the centre to the periphery

On January 27th, Akademeia High School hosted a webinar with prof. dr hab. Stanisław Mrówczyński about our planet Earth and its place in the universe.
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Akademeia Prep Courses take off – register now!

Led by our own highly experienced team of teachers, our evening courses are adapted to an online mode of learning and are the perfect preparatory courses for students considering applying to Akademeia full-time.
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Career Day – current and future situation in the job market

Today, instead of weekly assembly, our students took part in a Career Day - a series of meetings that aimed to help them get to know better the current and future situation in the job market.
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October AS and select A Level exams – results

Back in October 2020, our year 13 students sat AS and select A Level exams.
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Art & Design Scholarship 2021 – application deadline: 28th February

We aim to educate young artists!
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Academic Scholarship 2021 – application deadline: 28th February

Akademeia’s Academic Scholarship is open to all self-motivated, hardworking young scholars.
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‘2020: The Tempest’ – online premiere of a new Teatr Rozmaitości play

Although we're not able to go to the theatre during the pandemic, we still try to watch live performances online.
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Online meeting with Jan Komasa

On 3rd of December, our school hosted an online meeting with Polish director Jan Komasa, author of the Oscar-nominated movie "Corpus Christi".
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Tate Britain online lecture on the new Turner’s exhibition

On Monday 23rd Nov, our Y11 History of Art students attended a Tate Britain online lecture on the new Turner's exhibition called, 'The Making of the Modern World: War'.
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Colonial forms, decolonial transformations: schooling in contemporary urban Bolivia

In the second Akademeia Faculty Lecture, our Geography teacher Marcin Stanek took the participants to the fascinating journey to far-away Bolivia.
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“The Akademeia Post” issue no. 1/2020

Despite the pandemic, our great journalists, editors and photographers don't stop working!
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