Background
IGCSE Curriculum

INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (IGCSE)

The school offers this curriculum from year 7 to year 11. The O-level IGCSE examination is done at the end of year 11.The school calendar runs from September to July with 3 terms of 12 weeks each. The subjects offered are as follows:Languages –First Language English, O level English, French, Swahili; Sciences –Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics; Humanities – Geography, History, Religious studies, Literature in English; Technical and Vocational -Computer studies, Business studies. At year 7, 8 and 9, the students study all the above subjects.

Year 10 and 11: There is a choice of the subjects at year 10; a minimum of 7 is made with at least one (1) subject from each group. This is also guided by the school time table. Plans are in the pipeline to introduce a host of other new subjects like Drama, Art and Global Citizenship.

CORE AND EXTENDED CURRICULUM

The core curriculum is meant for an average student whose best score is a grade C. This is normally preferable for a struggling student who would otherwise score worse in the extended curriculum.

The core is offered in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and French. The extended curriculum is meant for the above average student.

In this category, grades are available from A* to G.

TRANSITION

In year 7 & 8 we admit students from standard 6 & 7 of the Kenyan 8-4-4 system respectively. Those who have done well in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (Standard 8) are admitted in year 9 while those in secondary in the 8-4-4 system are placed appropriately after a placement interview.