SAIL International High School is divided into two two-year periods, each with its own Cambridge curriculum and a wide range of elective learning content and qualifications - apart from the Polish curriculum.
SAIL students are encouraged to fully develop their passions and discover their strengths taking exams in subjects of their choice. Students, who are not sure about their educational aims yet, may still try out different paths in each two-year-period. Students who have already decided on an area of interest or a specific profession, can specialize in a certain field over the entire 4 years of high school and thereby gain a perhaps decisive advantage in their future career.
We start with the Cambridge Upper Secondary Curriculum for students aged typically 14-16 years and continue with the Cambridge Advanced Curriculum for the 16-19-year-old. Each learning program is based on the national core syllabus and enriched by lessons in mother tongue. Study and exam preparation in over 50 subjects beyond the core curriculum can take place in the form of elective subjects, clubs or guided self-study. SAIL is open to admit private participants to Cambridge exams based on individual case reviews.
Each period opens the unique opportunity to take individual subject-based exams of the student`s own choice. In the first two years of high school these are the International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSE). During the third and forth year students can pass Advanced Levels (A-Levels) and Advanced Subsidiary Levels (AS-Levels) which can lead to university, further study, training or work.
For students looking for a more challenging high school experience or for a chance to earn college credit, SAIL offers Cambridge ICE after two years and Cambridge AICE at the end of High School.
ICE (International Certificate of Education) is a group award for Cambridge IGCSE. It is very popular in the USA and South America and a perfect preparation for the AICE-Diploma or IB-Diploma.
The AICE-Diploma (Advanced International Certificate of Education), like the IB Diploma, was designed to give students the option to pursue a more rigorous and ambitious curriculum by teaching you key skills to succeed in college-level work. It encompasses the '‘gold standard' of Cambridge High School qualifications.
Our SAIL curriculum combines the international education program of Cambridge and the mandatory local syllabus, enriched by elements of the national curricula within mother tongue education. Most of the teaching is conducted in small groups guided by a subject teacher.
Apart from the national program leading to Polish Matura, we teach the curricula "Cambridge Upper Secondary" for first two years, leading to IGCSE, and "Cambridge Advanced" for the final two years at our high school. These international curricula are used in over 160 countries around the world and part of the University of Cambridge.
The pupils have the choice between taking specific AS and A-levels or the AICE-Diploma. An appropriate combination of A-levels and particularly the AICE-Diploma open the possibility to study at the leading universities in the world, including the Ivy League.
At SAIL we provide children with the time and opportunity to explore their interests, discover their talents and develop their skills. Beyond the core curriculum subjects, our pupils have the chance, each day, to take part in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities which inspire, motivate and encourage children to be productive and use their time efficiently. A healthy balance of creative, sport and educational activities result in something of interest for everyone.
SAIL International School follows the local school calendar in accordance with the national regulations. Please find below the vacations and important dates for your planning.time table 2023/2024
SAIL International School uses the UK school timetable with 4 blocks of 80 minutes per day. In order to prevent in particular the younger pupils from becoming tired, the form teacher can introduce additional breaks. Usually, not every 4th block is used for the curriculum. On some days, the last block is free for optional extracurricular activities, as well as the time until 5pm.
For reasons independent from the school, the time table needs to be changed repeatedly in the beginning of the school year. Please ask the school secretary for the current version.
In the traditional educational model where teachers lecture head-on and students take notes, students get bored easily and are not very effective. STEAM education is a modern practice-oriented educational model for independent discovery and learning under the guidance of the teacher. Therefore, it will inspire learning to students, sparking creativity and passion in children. Originating in the US, STEAM education has been interested in and researched for many years, in countries around the world. SAIL International School applies this modern, interdisciplinary way of learning.a useful explanation of steam
At SAIL, we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to apply SMSC education as a proved system used all over UK, that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of cultures.A more detailed definition of SMSC