2Types of schools 20 weeks – 3 years old baby: crèche 4 – 6 years old child: nursery school7 – 12 years old: primary school (2 stages)13-15 years old: Gymnasium (lower secondary school)16 – 17/18/19: secondary schools, some finish with Matura examafter the Matura exam: higher education schools
3Pre-primary education This educational level concerns children from 3 to 6 years of age.Six-year-old children are obliged to complete a year of preparation for primary education (under municipal responsibility) called “0 grade”.The classes are attached either to kindergartens or primary-schools.
4Education in Poland is obligatory from the preparatory „zero” grade (5 year old child) to the end of „gymnasium”, but only to the end of 18th year of life.153rd gradeGymnasium (lower secondary shool)142nd grade131st grade126th gradeDifferent subjects/different teachersPrimary school115th grade104th grade9Integrated education (one teacher)876 year old"Zero" grade, at primary school or nursery school
5In Poland children attend primary school from the age of 7 to 12. A primary schoolIn Poland children attend primary school from the age of 7 to 12.Different subjects/different teachersIntegrated education (one teacher)
6MarksWe have marks from 1 to (is insufficient) 2 (is poor) 3 (is sufficient) 4 (is good) 5 (is very good) 6 (is excellent) 1 is the failing grade, and 6 means that the student exceeded the expectations. In the first stages of primary school (I – III classes) there are no marks. The teachers write descriptions of their pupils’ abilities.
7Subjects The main components taught are: Polish Language, Social and Natural Environment,Mathematics,Crafts and Technology,Art and Music,Foreign LanguageICTReligious studiesPhysical Education.
8Regional educationIn our school there is a great focus on regional education. The aim of the regional education in the didactic and educational process is tocreate the feeling of students’ own regional identities.Our pupils are quite successful in the regional contests.
9„Green school” - open air learning Our ten-year-old pupils (3rd year) go to the seaside for two weeks where they learn and play.
10What is for free? Public schools After school daycare Textbooks and lunches for poor pupilsPartially the „green school” for poor pupilsMilk and fruit thanks to European schemes:
11What do we pay for? Textbooks and notebooks Stationery Clothes for school (uniforms are not obligatory)School tripsMeals at school cantine:kindergarten: breakfast, lunch and supper cost 5 zlotysschool: lunch costs 2,50 zlotys
12A gymnasium is a type of school providing lower secondary education A gymnasium is a type of school providing lower secondary education. In Poland pupils attend gymnasium at the age of 13 –16 and after passing the final exam they go to liceum (grammar school).
14ExamsAt the end of the primary school (12 years old) so called „Sprawdzian”At the end of the Gymnasium (15 years old) so called „Egzamin gimnazjalny”, important in terms of enrollment to some secondary schoolsAt the end of some secondary schools (18-19 years old) so called „Matura” or „maturity exam”, important in terms of enrollment to higher education schools
16Day studies at state high schools are free of charge UPPER EDUCATIONDay studies at state high schools are free of charge
17Jagiellonian University The oldest university in Poland.
18Primary school nursery school crèche Year of lifeGrade/year at schoolType of schoolFinal exams246th yearhigher education schools, 3 years (+ optional 2 years), 5 years, 6 years (only medicine)After 6 years for medical higher schools235th/2nd yearAfter 5 years (or ) a diploma exam and a title of "magister" (master's degree)224th/1st year213rd yearIn 3 year schools, after 3 years a diploma exam and a title of "licencjat" (bachelor's degree)202nd year2 - 3 years complementary lyceum or technical school191st year4 years technical secondary school183rd grade3 years lyceumExternal exam at the end of the 3rd (or 4th) grade - MATURA, required to go to any higher education school172nd grade2 - 3 years vocational secondary school161st grade15Gymnasium (lower secondary shool)External exam at the end of 3rd gradecompulsory education, not longer than till 18 years old1413126th gradeDifferent subjects/different teachersPrimary schoolExternal exam at the end of 6th grade115th grade104th grade9Integrated education (one teacher)876"Zero" grade, at primary school or nursery schoolNo exams before primary school5nursery school43crèche21
19Our school is 175 years old! A brick school was built in Studzienice in 1837.Upper Silesiawas part of Prussia at that time.
20One-class school had 235 children 1861One-class school had 235 children
21The second floor was built. 1912The second floor was built.