O’LEVEL Secondary in Brief

The O-level program is based on the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) syllabus. The following examination subjects are offered: Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Studies, English Language, Economics, French, Geography, History, Kiswahili, Mathematics and Physics. Students also take the following non-examination subjects: Art, Music and Physical Education. The Kindergarten is organized in lower Kindergarten and upper Kindergarten. The teaching program prepares children for Grade I of Primary School. Children are taught through social interaction, songs, art, creative play and natural expression. Preparatory studies are offered in reading and numbers.

A’LEVEL Secondary in Brief

The A level program ( Forms V and VI ) is based on the University of Cambridge GCE, AS and Advanced level syllabus. The program offers Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Computing, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, Geography, History, Literature, Mathematics and Physics in a number of combinations like EBA, HGL, PCM, PCB, PGM, EBG, EGM to mention a few. Students who take up and pass in three subject areas (Mathematics/Science, Art/Humanities, Commerce subjects ) are awarded the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE). To qualify for entrance into the A-level program a student must have obtained at least two Cs in any “O” level examination in those subjects that he/she wants to study for the A-level. The A-level program is split into two parts, the AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A2. The former is usually covered in Form V and the latter in Form VI. Students are awarded an A-level qualification upon satisfactory performance in AS and A2 modules. A student sitting only the AS module is awarded only an AS-level qualification which is given half the number of credits of a full A-level qualification. The A-level provides a qualification in its own right, and it is widely used as a prerequisite for studies at university level. Typically, as shown above in the subject combinations, a student takes three or four subjects, which may or may not be closely linked.