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Our Curriculum NNS – New Nation School

Our Curriculum NNS

THE CURRICULUM AT NEW NATION SCHOOL

New Nation School follows the British model of education.  Students are assessed internally until they reach the Upper Secondary School.  Upper Secondary students follow a two-year course leading to IGCSE examinations, followed by a two-year course leading to A Level examinations.  These examinations are external examinations administered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK.

Assemblies, Circle Times and PE are timetabled activities for all classes and forms.

NURSERY CURRICULUM

The Welcome Class and Nursery One & Two

Children in the Welcome Class follow a curriculum devised to help them settle into school life, relate well with others and develop an interest in the world around them.  The emphasis is on learning through activity and play.

Children in the Nursery One are introduced to Numeracy, Literacy and Discovery.

Children in Nursery Two follow a curriculum based on the British National Curriculum for children in Year R.

PRIMARY CURRICULUM

Classes One to Six

Students in the Primary School follow a curriculum broadly based on the British National Curriculum. We follow the British National Curriculum guidelines fairly closely for Numeracy, Literacy and Discovery but in other subjects (especially Geography and History) we follow the guidelines more loosely – to allow the students to learn about their own part of the world as well as about Europe and the UK.  We devise our own syllabi for PE, music, art and crafts, French (from Class Three) and ICT (from Class Three) based on available resources.

SECONDARY CURRICULUM

Forms One to Three

The Lower Secondary Timetable includes English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, French, Geography, History, Art, ICT and extra-curricular activities.

Forms Four and Five

In Form Four, students select eight subjects to study for their IGCSE from the following

  • English Language or Literature
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Biology or Chemistry
  • Physics
  • ICT
  • Accounting & Enterprise
  • Geography
  • History
  • Economics
  • Business Studies

All students are required to enter for English Language, Mathematics and Biology.  Due to timetabling constraints, some subject combinations may not be permissible.  Normally, students will study one subject in each row in the table below.  Subjects appearing in the same row cannot be chosen together

Languages

ENGLISH LANG.
FRENCH

Maths

MATHEMATICS
ADD. MATHS
ADD. MATHS

Science & Tech

BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
PHYSICS
ICT

Commerce

ENTERPRISE
BUSINESS ST.
ECONOMICS
ACCOUNTING

Arts

GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
ENGLISH LIT.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Where two subjects occur together on the same line, only one of the pair may be selected
  2. One other permitted combination is: MATHEMATICS + ECONOMICS + BUSINESS
  3. Some subjects listed above may not be offered at A level in a particular academic year if too few students express interest in studying those subjects

SIXTH FORM

Students who perform well in their IGCSEs are eligible to enter the Sixth Form and follow a two-year course leading to Advanced Level examinations (A Levels).  Students choose three subjects from the following list:  English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Economics, Business Studies, French, ICT and Accounting.

Due to timetabling constraints, some subject combinations may not be permissible.  Students are asked to choose 3 subjects from EITHER the sciences menu OR the arts menu.

  • Biology or Information Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology or History
  • Business or Geography
  • Economics or English Literature
  • Accounting or French