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The British International School of Cracow (BISC Kraków) is an independent school which was founded in order to provide a top quality education for the growing international community in Cracow, based upon the English National Curriculum. The BISC opened on 1st September 1995, and now educates approximately 200 pupils from over 30 different countries. In September, 2006, a further BISC school was opened in Wroclaw. You can view the website for this school at www.bisc.wroclaw.pl The school is privately owned and was founded by four educationalists: Wendy Murphy, Pawel Zalewski, Andy Harris & Wieslaw Oginski.
Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the British International School of Cracow (BISC Kraków) has an established history as a market-leader in the international education sector in Poland.
From humble beginnings, starting on Ul. Szpitalna, with 8 children enrolled, BISC Kraków has grown and moved with the times, relocating to Ul. Grodzka and finally finding a home on Ul. Smolensk. The school now offers a unique British education within an international context to approximately 200 students from over 30 different countries.
The school continues to develop its curriculum, based on the English National Curriculum, with Secondary students sitting the IGCSE examinations and continuing on to study for the International Baccalaureate Programme Diploma. Students regularly achieve results far in excess of the global average and go on to study at some of the world’s most prestigious institutes.
BISC is a member of ECIS (European Council of International Schools) and COBIS (Council of British International Schools), and is accredited by two English examining boards: Cambridge University and AQA. This entitles students to sit IGCSE (International General Certificate in Secondary Education), A-level (Advanced level), and AS level (Advanced Subsidiary level) public examinations on the school’s premises.
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