In Lower Secondary level, students in Year 9 follow Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum. Year 9 is viewed as the first year of IGCSE preparation and students begin selecting option subjects in preparation for Year 10 and 11 courses.
TThe IGCSE curricula is often considered more similar to O-level rather than the UK national curriculums GCSE. Thus, the basis of the examination is also considered more challenging and vigorous.
IGCSE is also popular among homeschoolers and adult students. Though IGCSE is being taken by students typically in the age group 14-16 (or 15-17 depending on primary 1 entry age), it also allows students from alternative education and adult students to sit for the exam and continue personal education advancement at any age.
|Level||Ages||Duration||Compulsory Subjects||Elective Subjects|
|Lower Secondary||13-14||2 Years||English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Computing, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)||Art, Music, Drama, Design and Technology|
|Middle Secondary||15-16||2 Years||English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science (at least one out of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)||Art and Design, Business, Drama, Design Technology, Computer Science, Food and Nutrition (O level), Geography, Global Perspective, Information and Communication Technology – ICT, History|
|Advance||Ages 17-18||2 Years||The categories include (Advanced Maths, Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc) or art categories (Business Studies, Economics, Accounting, Arts, Music, Sociology|
HOMESCHOOL AFRICA also offers tuition and nurturing to learners with special educational needs. Disabilities are categorized in two: Learners with special educational needs who may follow the regular curriculum and Learners with special educational needs who may follow a non-regular curriculum.
|With regular Curriculum||With non-regular Curriculum|
|• With regular Curriculum
• visual Impairment
• Hearing Impairment
• Physical Handicap
• Mild Cerebral Palsy
• Learning Disabilities
• Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
• Communication Disorders and the
• Gifted and Talented
|• Mental Handicap|
• Deaf blindness
• Severe Autism
• Severe Cerebral Palsy
• Multiple Handicaps
• Profound Disabilities