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Our Curriculum

We operate an internationally enhanced British style education structured on three interconnected components,

  1. Knowledge in Key Learning Areas
  2. Generic skills
  3. Values and Attitudes

The school bases its curriculum on the Nigerian Curriculum and the New National Curriculum of England with modifications designed to meet the needs of international students. The British system provides a high quality and broad education which enables pupils to move to any other English-speaking country fully equipped to succeed. Your child’s education will be enhanced by the time spent in the multi-cultural environment of our school.

The curriculum is arranged to help us achieve two core school objectives

  1. An all-round education with a commitment to the highest standards of academic achievement
  2. To equip students with a breadth of academic skills and knowledge, and provide them with opportunities to develop their proficiency in speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy.
Within the overall curriculum structure the responsibility for devising schemes of work and delivering the curriculum lies with subject teachers. Departmental handbooks will often describe the particular departmental emphasis in each part of the school and schemes of work will guide the day to day work of colleagues. Departments are encouraged to have an agenda item on teaching and learning at their planned meetings. The work of the individual teachers is managed by the Assessment Team.
Personal Social Health Education and Careers Guidance PSHE and careers guidance are delivered by the pastoral system, assemblies and tutor time, house meetings, through curriculum study and the wide variety of extra-curricular activities.

Within the curriculum, the aims for all students must be able to demonstrate:

  • fluency in, and accurate use and understanding of, English;
  • skill in numeracy; in problem-solving; and proficiency in mathematical and scientific methods and investigations;
  • proficiency in at least one foreign language, with the opportunity to attain knowledge and understanding of at least one other foreign language;
  • an appreciation of, and development of ability in, the creative and expressive arts;
  • proficiency in the use of ICT;
  • proficiency in the knowledge of concepts, issues and applications in History, Geography and Technology; a knowledge and appreciation of humankind, our heritage, human achievements and aspirations; and a concern for environmental and ecological issues;
  • the development of the co-ordination of body and mind;
  • a training in personal, inter-personal and social responsibility; the understanding and development of a respect for religious and moral values, for other people and, above all, for oneself;
  • the development of independent thought and study, and the active encouragement of a sense of curiosity and a spirit of inquiry and adventure;
  • the provision of a wide variety of contexts, both within the School and beyond, that encourages the fulfillment of these aims.

The curriculum operates on a 42-period, one-week cycle, with nine 40-minute periods per day.
It provides a strong framework for future study, in that it:

  • encourages breadth of experience without sacrificing depth of understanding;
  • combines traditional academic rigour with opportunities for self-expression and creativity;
  • offers a breadth of study and range of experience in Junior Year;
  • gives a range of choice to give a broad and balanced curriculum for Senior Year;
  • offers the chance for students to study the three science subjects as separate disciplines at Senior Year;
  • allows the possibility of one or more foreign languages being taken through to Senior Year;

Curriculum Management and Delivery

The curriculum content and delivery is managed by Assessment Team, which is chaired by the Staff Coordinator in leading the team of staff, who meet to discuss issues affecting the curriculum and teaching and learning.

Final Examinations

The syllabuses taught at Funtaj International School Ltd provide an integrated course of studies which lead to the following examinations:


Both sets of examinations usually begin in March and end in July. Certificates issued at the end of the examination period allow students to apply to both public and private Universities in Nigeria.


Examinations are set in February and qualifies candidates for Nigerian Universities


Year 11 students can sit these examinations in Oct / Nov to offset the examination load in Year 12. The examinations accredited by Cambridge International Examination Board. They give access to many world universities including those in the UK and USA.


This is an internationally recognised qualification showing proficiency in English is taken throughout Year 12 at various locations in Abuja. It is required for school, Colleges and Universities in the UK.

Entrance Age

Year Form Age
Year (Early Years) Little Tots 1-2 Years
Year (Early Years) Playgroup 2-3 Years
Year (Early Years) Nursery 3-4 Years
Year (Early Years) Reception 4-5 Years
Year 1 Primary 1 5-6 Years
Year 2 Primary 2 6-7 Years
Year 3 Primary 3 7-8 Years
Year 4 Primary 4 8-9 Years
Year 5 Primary 5 9-10 Years
Year 6 Primary 6 10-11 Years
Year 7 JSS 1 11-12 Years
Year 8 JSS 2 12-13 Years
Year 9 JSS 3 13-14 Years
Year 10 SS 1 14-15 Years
Year 11 SS 2 15-16 Years
Year 12 SS 3 16-17Years

Contact Info

For more information contact us

At Plot 584, David Jemibewon Crescent, Off Oladipo Diya Road, Gudu, Apo, Abuja.

No 6 Nelson Mandela Street, Off Kwame Nkruma Crescent, Off Thomas Sankara Street, Asokoro, Abuja.

+234(0)7057928066, +234(0)7057928544
[email protected]

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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