English as a Second Language
English, as the language of instruction is compulsory throughout the school. The course offered is suitable for students with a variety of English levels, from native speakers to those with a basic command of English. ESLD support is offered to students with a limited knowledge of English to successfully access the mainstream curriculum.
Special Educational Needs
A Special Educational Needs Component is part of a key element of International School of Bydgoszcz’s strategy to promote the inclusion and effective learning for all students and support the needs of all students. At International School of Bydgoszcz we believe that every child is entitled to a full and balanced curriculum that helps children to achieve to their fullest potential and feel proud of what they can achieve and perform. All teachers at ISoB aim to provide each child with a broad, balanced, relevant and challenging curriculum, which is appropriate to their individual abilities, talents and personal qualities. We want every child to be able to engage actively in learning and so able to reach their full potential in all areas of school life knowing that they are cared for and supported. Sometimes during their school career a child may need extra assistance with specific or all tasks that they are studying. A student with special needs may need extra or different help at school or home because of physical difficulties, learning difficulties, emotional and behavioral issues, or a combination of these. Children may have special educational needs either throughout or at any time during their time at ISoB. This policy aims to ensure that curriculum planning, learning and assessment for children with special educational needs takes account of the nature and extent of the difficulty experienced by the child.
Counseling in Grade 10
Vocatinal Counseling is conducted in the second term of 10 grade by a psychologist. It aimes to support studends in choosing DP subjects and further university major and career path.
It consists of a common meeting (1 hour) with all class studnets explaining the reason, aim and procedure of the diagnosis.
Afterwards an individual meeting with each of the students is conducted. Interests, skills and abilities of the student are assessed using self report tools such as:
Professional Skills Sheet – published by European Union EFS
Career Decision Scale – by Osipow, Carney, Winer, Yanico, Koschier
Career Tendencies Survey – by Woroniecka
Career Tendencies Questionnaire – by Lis and Woroniecka
And a semi-structured interview including questions about studnets current school performance.
Depending on the needs of each students 2-4 hours of individual counselling is provided.
After analyzing the results the Psychologist prepares a diagnosis consisting of three part: occupational personality, career tendencies, recommended school majors. It is handed to the student on the final meeting (1 hour) with an addidtional talk in case if there is further need for assessment.