Teaching & Learning

A-Level

We offer one group for each of the following Combinations at Forms Five and Six

Sciences:     CBG                PCB                PCM               PGM
Business:    ECA                EGM               HGE
Arts:              HGK               HGL               HKL

As DIVINITY, if studied successfully has academic value, it is recommended for all Arts students – ie those studying HGL, HGK and HKL – and for students of EGM at both Forms Five and Six; it is also available to other students desiring to study it.

Lessons in A-Level are a mixture of lecture (with large subject groups), class work (within each Combination Group) and tutorials (also within each Combination group).

All sessions are for one hour with six sessions per day. Each subject within a Combination has a total of six sessions per week with Science subjects having an additional session per week allowing for practical work.

General Studies must be taken by all students and is allotted three periods per week. Basic Mathematics is taken by students studying a Science or Economics Combination without Mathematics (ie CBG, ECA, HGE and PCB) and is also allocated three periods per week.

O-Level – periods per week

SUBJECT FORM ONE FORM TWO FORM THREE FORM FOUR
Biology 2 2 3 3
Chemistry 2 2 Option Option
Civics 2 2 2 2
Dini/Religion 1 1 1 1
English Language 5 5 5 5
Geography 3 3 3 3
History 2 2 Option Option
Kiswahili 3 3 3 3
Mathematics 4 4 4 4
Physics 2 2 Option Option
Special Program 2×2
Options 2×2 3×3 3×3
TOTAL 30 30 30 30

 

There are no optional subjects at Form One but all students will take part in an intensive ‘Special Programme’ aimed at improving each student’s understanding and use of English through a variety of thinking and practical exercises. Special Programme teachers also take the Form One English classes.

Form One students also take a programme in Computer familiarization.

The compulsory subjects for each Form level will be taught to all students at that level.

Notes:

  1. For Form Two, the options available are Bookkeeping, Commerce, Agriculture, Bible Knowledge, Computer Studies, Fine Art, Home Economics, Music and Woodwork. Students take two of these options.
  2. For Form Three classes, History is compulsory for all students with students opting for two from the following list: Bible Knowledge, Bookkeeping, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Studies, Food & Nutrition, History, Literature, Music, Physics, Textiles & Needlework and Woodwork. The student are expected to take the same options in Form Four.
  3. For Form Four, students are expected to take the same options as in Form Three.
  4. Additional mathematics is available at both Form Three and Form Four and is taken in addition to the two options – students taking Additional Mathematics must have shown good ability in Mathematics and be prepared to give extra time to the subject.

TIMETABLE: The timetable is for all classes allows for six periods ofteaching per day with periods normally being of 60 minutes duration. Other teaching and learning opportunities are also include in the daily schedule which begins at 7.30 am and concludes at 3.30 pm each and every day. Additional activities include weekly tests in two subjects per week, academic clubs, cultural and interest clubs and a weekly school assembly.

Time, generally one hour, is set aside each Wednesday for Dini period with groups being formed for each of the major religious groups in the school. Where there is only a small number of students from any other religious group, those students must choose to attend the Dini period with one of the major groups.