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The International Baccalaureate in Secondary School No. 2 in Szczecin

Friday, 23/04/2010
The International Baccalaureate in Secondary School No. 2 in Szczecin

Starting from the 2010/2011 school year, the Mieszko I Secondary School No. 2 in Szczecin will implement the International Baccalaureate programme.
On 21st April Secondary School No. 2 was informed of having been awarded the certificate confirming that it had satisfied all the requirements necessary to implement an International Baccalaureate programme. This was the culmination of the three-year efforts to obtain the right to conduct International Baccalaureate exams. Starting with September 2010, Secondary School No. 2 will establish two units as part of the International Baccalaureate programme, one of which will be a pre-IB unit preparing for programme implementation, and the other one will actually implement the programme.
– This is a great success for Szczecin education, which emphasises the quality of education and implements more and more programmes aimed at improving teaching standards – says Piotr Krzystek, the Mayor of Szczecin.
The International Baccalaureate is not only recognised by Polish universities, but also by the majority of higher education institutions in the integrating Europe, in the USA and in Canada. It also opens the way to the world’s top universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, MIT, or Harvard.
The International Baccalaureate is an undertaking which makes the school satisfy extremely high requirements. These requirements are expressly defined within the application procedures and documents, and only a few schools in Poland are proud possessors of an IB Certificate. This reflects extremely well on the teaching staff and on the high teaching standards in the 2nd Secondary School.
- Obtaining an IB Certificate by Secondary School No. 2 is undoubtedly a substantial extension of educational opportunities offered to students from Szczecin and from the whole region – says Jolanta Jastrzębska, the Head of Secondary School No. 2.

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