Curriculum Policy

Funtaj International School Curriculum Policy  

 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 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;

 

 Year 7-9

All classes have 16 compulsory subjects and the weekly 42 lessons are divided as such:

Year 10-12

 

There are four bands in Senior Year depending upon the career path of the students.

In Senior Year all students are required to take 10 subjects in one of 3 bands. After Term 1 Examinations in Year 12 students have to decide which 9 subjects they want to be entered for WEAC. They can either continue to study the 10thsubject for general interest and experience or use this time to concentrate on preparation for the other 9.

Science

Compulsory Subjects

Mathematics                         

English                                  

Civics                                    

ICT

Biology                                 

Chemistry                            

Physics                  

Optional Choices

Economics

Further Maths

Agriculture

Food nutrition     

Visual Arts

Geography

Technical Drawing

Technology

Compulsory Subjects

Mathematics                         

English  

Civics

ICT                        

Technical Drawing

Food Nutrition

Physics

Further Maths

Optional Choices

 

Visual Arts

French

Biology

Chemistry

 

 

 Humanities

Compulsory Subjects

Mathematics                         

English                                  

Civics                                    

ICT

Economics

Government

CRS/IRS

Literature in English

Optional Choices

French

Nigerian Language

Visual Arts

Geography

 

Business

Compulsory Subjects

Mathematics                         

English  

Civics

ICT                        

Economics

Commerce

Accounts

Visual Arts

 

Optional Choices

French

Nigerian Language

Biology

CRS / IRS

Book Keeping

Geography

Departmental Planning and Delivery 

Within this 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.    

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:

 

WAEC: West African Examination Council

NECO: National Examination Council

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.

 

JAMB: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

Examinations are set in February and qualifies candidates for Nigerian

Universities

IGCSE:  International General Certificate of Secondary Education

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.

IELTS

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.

SAT / TOEFL

These are required for admission to US Colleges and Universities.