Curriculum

Curriculum at a glance

In addition to our core responsibility to guide pupils thorough the qualifications they need for beyond Nairobi Academy, we look to encourage our students to be diligent, capable, self-motivated and collaborative learners who are able to read broadly, research accurately and communicate clearly by hard work and commitment.

Our broad and balanced academic curriculum reflects this aim with its emphasis on the development of independent, creative thinking based on practical knowledge and conceptual understanding.

We provide a secure yet challenging environment, which encourages participation, curiosity and enquiry. This philosophy is adapted by all our students across the board.

Through a broad range of activities, academic, sporting and co-curricular we enable pupils to become confident, courteous and responsible individuals at ease with themselves and ready for the challenges of the world.

This stage forms the basis of IGCSE learning. For the two years students will be at this stage, they will follow a general curriculum that allows them to experience a wide range of subjects before they make choices.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is based mainly on the National Curriculum for England and Wales but is extended and adapted to suit all abilities. At Year 9, the students then make their subject choices that will be assessed in their final IGCSE examination.

We offer a large number of possibilities for subject combination at IGCSE and give our students the flexibility to choose the subject combination which best fits their abilities, aspirations and personal passions.

There are five compulsory subjects: English, Math, 2/3 Sciences, History/Geography and  a Modern Language . The students also select four or five other subjects from a range of 12; at least one of those choices must be a modern language and another must be a Humanities subject.

Our Sixth Form curriculum is designed to nurture individual interests and provide a solid foundation for university studies and the global work place of tomorrow. It comprises of the GCE A level programme and Pearson BTEC program. Three A level subjects are chosen from 7 options.

The subjects follow A level specifications, and the students get to chose what best fits their future aspirations. In year 12 students can also commit to a regular community service activity.  All A- Level/ BTEC students in the Sixth Form follow a programme of enrichment, carefully designed to develop critical thinking, leadership and research and presentation skills. It also includes guidance on university applications, careers, and health and wellbeing.

The Nairobi Academy is a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme [IB-DP]. 

The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB world schools are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality and challenging, international education that The Nairobi Academy believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: 

  • The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • The Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • The Diploma Programme (DP) 
  • Career-related Programme (CP)

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) will be offered in September pending confirmation of authorization.

Nairobi Academy offers many clubs and societies for students to participate and put their capabilities to the test. We believe in providing for our students a platform to develop skills which enable them to be confident, and explore their own potential and place in this world.

True learning and development takes place in both the classrooms and the outdoors. Each of the clubs and societies has its own maximum number of students. The clubs play an important role in shaping our students’ interests and allows them to discover their talent, creativity and innovation.