Curriculum

The school gives due consideration to building and strengthening student’s physical capabilities and Health of mindthrough participation in co-curricular activities such as sports, games, debates, music dance & drama, farming and scouting. We take part in all sports tournaments. Students also have the opportunity to be a part of a number of clubs and societies.

  1. Uganda’s education system. Secondary education is divided into two cycles:

    1. The Lower Secondary Education cycle referred to as  Ordinary level that leads to the award of the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE). This cycle lasts a period of four academic years. The curriculum menu at this level is in form of subjects and a learner is expected to offer a minimum of 8 subjects and a maximum of 10.
    2. The Higher Secondary Education cycle referred to as Advanced Secondary level of education that leads to the award of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE). This takes a period of two academic years to complete. The curriculum is offered as a set of specialised subject combinations. A learner offers a combination of three Principal subjects and two subsidiary subjects.

     

    Objectives of Secondary Education

    1. Instilling and promoting national unity and an understanding of social and civic responsibilities; strong love and care for others and respect for public property, as well as an appreciation of international relations and beneficial international co-operation.
    2. Promoting an appreciation and understanding of the cultural heritage of Uganda including its languages.
    3. Imparting and promoting a sense of self-discipline, ethical and spiritual values, personal and collective responsibility and initiative.
    4. Enabling individuals to acquire and develop knowledge and an understanding of emerging needs of society and the economy.
    5. Providing up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge in theoretical and practical aspects of innovative production, modern management methods in the field of commerce and industry and their application in the context of socio-economic development of Uganda.
    6. Enabling individuals to develop basic scientific, technological, technical, agricultural and commercial skills required for self-employment.
    7. Enabling individuals to develop personal skills of problem-solving, information gathering and interpretation, independent reading and writing, self-improvement through learning and development of social, physical and leadership skills such as are obtained through games, sports, societies and clubs.
    8. Laying the foundation for further education.
    9. Enabling the individual to apply acquired skills in solving problems of the community and to develop in him/her a strong sense of constructive and beneficial belonging to that community.
    10. Instilling positive attitudes towards productive work and strong respect for the dignity of labour and those who engage in productive labour activities.

    The Lower Secondary Education cycle referred to as  Ordinary level that leads to the award of the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE). This cycle lasts a period of four academic years. The curriculum menu at this level is in form of subjects and a learner is expected to offer a minimum of 8 subjects and a maximum of 10.

  2. The Higher Secondary Education cycle referred to as Advanced Secondary level of education that leads to the award of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE). This takes a period of two academic years to complete. The curriculum is offered as a set of specialised subject combinations. A learner offers a combination of three Principal subjects and two subsidiary subjects.

Ordinary level is one of the the formal education options for learners who have completed primary education.

Learners join Senior One having successfully passed the Primary Leaving Examinations and embark on a 4-year cycle covering the Lower Secondary or O level (Senior 1 – Senior 4).

Subjects Taught at O level and their Status across the Country

Category Subject Name Status
Science and Mathematics Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Health Science, and Mathematics All Compulsory 
Languages English Language, Kiswahili, Literature in English, Local Languages(Luganda) and Foreign Languages Only English is compulsory
Social Sciences Geography, History, Religious Studies (CRE/ISLAMIC) Only Geography and History are compulsory
Vocational Subjects Commerce, Fine Art, Music,  Agriculture, Home Economics,  Wood Work, Metal Work, Technical Drawing, Entrepreneurship Education , Computer Studies,Principles of Accounts, Additional Mathematics All Optional

Physical Education is taught in all schools but is not examined by UNEB at the end of cycle. The Secondary Department also handles educational issues for the disadvantaged learners and there is a Specialist appointed for this area.

Cross Cutting Issues

NCDC with the help of partners, has integrated a number of cross cutting issues into both O and A level curricula. Some of the projects sponsored by partners and handled by the department are:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Animal Welfare
  3. Reproductive Health
  4. Disaster Risk Reduction
  5. Science Integrated with Technology
  6. Financial Literacy
  7. Road Safety

Mathematics, Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Kiswahili/Luganda, History, Literature, Food  & Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Sub Mathematics, Divinity/Islamic, Fine Art.