In our Primary School we use the combination of Nigerian curriculum and Cambridge Primary curriculum for the core subjects of English/English as an Additional Language, Mathematics and Science. The English National Curriculum (with suitable adaptations to reflect our international nature) is the foundation for other subjects such as Geography, History, Music, Art, Physical Education, ICT (Information and Communication Technology),History, Global perspective e.t.c
The Christhill School is not an integrated or a state school, but an independent school. Therefore as a private school we are able to run our national curriculum in conjunction with Cambridge International Examinations. This gives your child an internationally recognised benchmark at Primary, Middle and Senior level.
The Cambridge curriculum is adapted to our national curriculum context and content. This means that your child will be well equipped to excel at all levels and in particular gain excellent preparation for tertiary education.
Years 1 to 6 (5 to 11 year olds)
Years 1 to 6: Cambridge Primary Checkpoint
The Cambridge Primary programme provides subject content, planning and resource guides, guidance for curriculum implementation and development, plus support for classroom teaching and student learning. Because it is a programme which has been developed with consistent standards that are externally benchmarked across thousands of students, it enables reliable structured reporting to parents about the performance of their children, which has validity beyond our school.
Cambridge provides two types of test for use at the end of a stage (school Year) and at the end of the primary programme (end of Year 6): Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.
Course work through primary years culminates in the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint exam at the end of Year 6 in Maths, Science, English and Global perspectives. The results of these exams enable our teachers to pin point pupils' strengths and weaknesses for the next year levels.
Years 7 to 9: Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint
At the end of Year 9 pupils sit the Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint examination in Maths, Science, Global perspectives and English.
Years 10 and 11: Cambridge IGCSE
This examination and qualification is well known and recognized in the international education arena. This is a two year programme starting in Year 10 and carrying through until the end of Year 11.
Students choose from a range of subjects with a maximum selection of six subjects. Subjects are available in either core or extended levels.
Cambridge International A Levels
Entrance into university is attainable through achievement of Cambridge International AS and A levels. A levels are usually spaced out over two years and are made up of two units: AS and A levels.
The curriculum is well-structured and focuses on core subjects which provide essential tools to learning all other subjects. Our belief is that we are responsible to impart a foundation and framework to children that will enable them to keep growing and learning for the rest of their lives. Therefore, we focus particularly upon the core subject areas which are essential to all other learning. The most important core areas of learning are subjects related to language and numbers.
It is important that children start early to get a good foundation.
There is strong and growing interest for students at senior levels to qualify under the internationally recognised Cambridge International Examination system. This system provides curriculum and qualifications that are recognised throughout the world.
In order to do well at Cambridge exams in later school years it is essential that a good educational and scholastic foundation is laid in the early years. By linking in with Cambridge in our curriculum and achievement standards and by using the Cambridge Checkpoint system, we are able to offer a comprehensive preparatory education for pupils to excel at Cambridge International Examinations