According to the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC), Secondary Education aims at linking the learner with what has been provided at the Primary level, while preparing them for self employment, direct entry into the job market, specific vocational training or continue their education along an academic track.
Currently the Lower secondary curriculum is undergoing a reform under the Curriculum Assessment and Examination reform (CURASSE) programme.
The programme aims at shifting away from an old model of education designed for a minority of learners in order to prepare them higher education to a more inclusive curriculum designed to satisfy the needs of learners of all abilities.
Currently there are 8 core subjects on the O’ level secondary curriculum namely:
English or sign language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical education, Geography and History
There are also value and skills based subjects which are electives, these include:
Literature in English, Religious Education , Music, Art, Agriculture, Technical Drawing, wood work, Metal work, Business Education, Home Economics, Clothing and Textiles, Food and Nutrition, Commerce, Accounts, Entrepreneurship, French, Latin, Germany, Kiswahili and Luganda.
The A level curriculum involves studying a maximum of three principal subjects, one subsidiary and General paper.
The principle subjects include: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, History, Geography, Economics, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Literature in English, Kiswahili, Luganda, , French, German, Latin, Arabic, Entrepreneurship, Art, Music, Clothing and Textile, Food and Nutrition, Geometrical and Mechanical drawing, Geometrical and Building Drawing, Woodwork and Engineering and Metal work.
The subsidiary subjects include: Subsidiary Mathematics and Subsidiary ICT
Download A-Level Syllabi by following the links below.
- Question Papers
- Support files for ICT Sample question Papers