Head Of College - Ms Olabanke Francisca Lawson
Right from the Junior to Senior Secondary (Year 7-12), students are exposed to an expansive and broad curriculum. Under the guidance of qualified and trained educators, our students seamlessly discover ideas and gain knowledge through inquisitiveness, brainstorming and critical thinking. The experience is wholesome, the atmosphere is stimulating and the result is impressive.
CURRICULUM AND STRUCTURE
In the first three years of the secondary school (Year 7-9) the scope of the curriculum widens to include a broader subject base. Aside the CORE subjects: English Studies, Mathematics, one Nigerian Language, we have the ELECTIVES: Cultural and Creative Arts, Business, Music, French/Arabic; The THEME subjects categorized under three major headings, namely; 1. Pre-vocational and Studies (Home Econs, Agriculture, and one entrepreneurial-based subject ), 2. Religious and Value Education (Social studies, IRK/CRK, Civic Education, Security Education), 3. Basic Science and Technology (Basic Science, PHE, Basic Technology)
These first three years of secondary education serve to introduce the students to more advanced study skills in preparation for their BECE and Cambridge Checkpoint. Students are allowed to do a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 9 subjects.
More interestingly, for the last three years at the college (Year 10-12), in addition to the General Subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, and one Nigerian Language, students are allowed to select some subjects based on their proposed Course of Study at the post-secondary level. All of these have been categorized under the following:
A. Business: Accounting, Insurance, Commerce, Book Keeping, Economics.
B. Sciences & Maths: Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths, Agriculture, Physical Education, Computer/ICT
C. Technology: Technical Drawing, Food and Nutrition
D. Humanities: Lit in English, Geography, Govt, CRS/IS, Visual Art/Music, French.
Finally, according to the recent Curriculum review of the National curriculum, every student from Year 10 is equally mandated to choose at least, one of the 36 Trade Subjects which include: Catering Craft, Auto Electrical Work, Video Editing & Photography, Radio, TV & Electrical Work, Cosmetology, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting, Music Training etc. All of these have been drafted into our very robust school programmes.
Little wonder is it then that the totality of these programmes are combined not only to prepare our students for their final Local/International School Leaving Exams ((WASSCE, GCE, IGCSE) and Placement Exams (JAMB, SAT) but also to give them a head-start, and to prepare them towards their choice career in the post secondary education, in and outside the country.
To spice up our very rich curricular activities, we have in place sundry extras that interestingly engage our students. These include:
SPORTS: table tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball, football, swimming, lawn tennis, handball, chess, scrabbles, snakes and ladders, monopoly,
SOCIETIES: Boy Scout, Girl Guide, Brigade, Peace Corp.
CLUBS: debate, press, reading and writing club, business
ENTERPRENEURIAL PROGRAMMES: catering craft, radio/TV electrical work, Hairstyle work (male & female), cosmetology, plumbing and pipe fitting, photography and video editing, GSM engineering, & special musical instrument training.
Christhill is an equal opportunity school. We understand children come from different religious background. Hence, we allow our children enjoy personal spiritual development especially in Christian and Islamic religions. Separate worship assemblies are organized. We equally make available both religions as courses of study.
Internal: In the nine month academic calendar, our students are prepared thoroughly towards a final examination; there are three terms at the end of which our students write exams. The third term exam leads to promotion into the next class. Each of these exams is preceded by two major Continuous Assessment Tests. There are sundry other tests conducted by subject teachers both computer based and paper based. All of these are graded accordingly:
1st C.A test= 20 marks
2nd C.A test= 20 marks
Examination= 60 marks
Avail your children of a rich and rewarding schooling experience in a most conducive and serene environment without having to necessarily break your bank. They would forever be grateful to you.