Admission to Year IB1

IB1 - year 11 of education; first of the two years of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The following documents should be submitted in the school secretary or IBDP coordinator's office:

by 14th June:

by 24th June, till 14:00:

  • previous school year final grade report
  • documents confirming any extra accomplishments of the candidate, such as language certificates, participation in subject competitions, contests, extracurricular activities, social involvement, etc
  • copy of passport identification page

The entrance exam fee is 200 PLN and should be paid in cash at the school or to the school bank account:

bank: BANK PKO BP    

account number: 26 1020 5226 0000 6302 0481 0372

account owner: Fundacja Oświatowa Ekola, ul. Zielińskiego 56, 53-534 Wrocław

Conditions for candidate's admission to Year IB1:

1) result of the entrance exam in Polish / English as the first language – minimum 50%

2) result of the entrance exam in English as the second language – minimum 60%

3) result of the entrance exam in mathematics – minimum 40%

4) candidate's "Behaviour" note on the previous school year final grade report – at least grade "good"

5) candidate's mean grade on the previous school year final grade report – at least 4.0 (subjects taken into account for calculating the mean grade: Polish, English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics)

6) positive outcome of an interview about candidate's interests, motivation for choosing IB Diploma Programme, plans for the future, etc.

We also take into account any extra accomplishments of the candidate, e.g. language certificates, participation in subject competitions, contests, extracurricular activities, social involvement, etc, confirmed by appropriate documents. In case of candidates of nationalities other than Polish, the decision of admitting the candidate to school is based on the entrance exam in English and mathematics as well as the submitted certificates / documents / letters of recommendation from their previous school(s).

Entrance exams to Year IB1 will be held on 17th-18th June 2019 (calendar). The exams check the candidate's level of competence in Polish / English as the first language, English as the second language and in mathematics.

  • Exam in Polish / English as the first language has a form of a commentary on a given extract from poetry or prose which should include its analysis and interpretation based on the candidate's knowledge of history and theory of literature and on guiding questions provided by the examiner; duration of the exam – 1h30m.
  • Exam in English as the second language consists of two components: 
    the written component: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, use of English (completing a text with missing words, word formation, rephrasing sentences with respect to their lexis, syntax and grammar structures), writing task (written response to a text - 200-250 words; minimum 5-sentence responses to a few open questions); duration of the written component – 1h30
    the oral component: candidate’s response to a question / topic assigned by the teacher; duration of the conversation – apprx 10m

Topics which may appear in the open questions of the written component of the exam and in its oral component:

  1. Global issues in the contemporary world (climate changes, impact of man on nature, racism and xenophobia, addictions, hunger, poverty, consequences of rapid technological development, etc.)
  2. Art (painting, film, theatre, music, literature, fashion, etc)
  3. Most significant scientific and technological inventions of the 20th and 21st centuries
  4. Communication and media
  5. Meaning of native language and foreign languages in one's life
  6. Issues of identity and belonging
  7. What do I know about IB Diploma Programme and why do I want to learn in it? 

    

 

 

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