Curriculum

The school has two campuses which comprises of the following sections: Nursery and Pre-school along Malata road, Primary and Secondary at the main campus along Burma Road. The school has a total enrollment figure of over 1000 learners hence making it one of the largest private schools in southern Africa. Enrollment begins at a tender age of 3 1/2  years into Nursery 1 and a thirteen-year study programme culminates in Grade Eleven.

PRE-PRIMARY
The Pre-School programme runs for two years. For the initial nursery intake, the child must be at least three and a half years old as at January of the year of enrollment. The classes are of mixed gender.  It is the goal of  this programme  to equip Nursery Two learners with important and desirable skills and concepts in readiness for Grade One when they complete this level.
SCHOOL HOURS

07.30 hrs to 12.10 hrs Mondays to Thursdays

07:30 to 11:20 hrs Fridays

UNIFORM

There is no prescribed uniform for pupils in Nursery, Grades 1 & 2 have to wear navy blue uniform.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

To ensure that the social and academic needs of each learner are  fully met, each class has been assigned a Class Teacher, Teacher Aide and Maid.

STATIONERY

The school provides all the necessary stationery for each learner.

MEALS

The school does not provide meals and therefore, parents/guardians are encouraged to pack nutritious  snacks and drinks for their children/ dependants.

THE PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAMME (MAIN LICEF CAMPUS)

( GRADE 3 TO GRADE 7)

This section offers the Grades 3 to 7 academic programme. The Grades 1s and 2s follow the nursery school timetable and are of  mixed gender. However. the genders are strictly separated from Grade 3 upwards. Each gender group has its own facilities in most of the disciplines offered by the school.

SCHOOL HOURS ( Grade 3 -7)

07:30hrs to 12:30 hrs (Monday to Thursdays)

07:30hrs to 11:40hrs (Fridays)

Grades 3-7

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Classes are of a mixed ability in nature and the average enrollment of 25-30 in a class is handled by one class teacher and a teacher aide for Grade 1 and 2 while Grades 3 to 7 are handled by a grade teacher and assistant teacher/s handling specific subject/s.

SYLLABUS/SUBJECTS OFFERED

1English
2Mathematics
3Science
4Social Development Studies
5ICT
6Creative & Technology Studies
7Arabic/ Art

Text books based on the new Zambia Basic Education syllabus are used, supplemented, particularly for English Language and Reading, by books published in the UK. Cambridge curriculum books are used for the core subjects , English, Mathematics and science.

Learners from Grade 3 and 4 visit the Extension Reading Library from where they are encouraged to take home readers appropriate to their reading age and parents are expected to take part actively in this programme. An audio -visual room provides for OHP, VCR and CD Rom facilities. Interactive Boards have also been installed for enhanced learning.

The teachers have been encouraged to use the Media Centre and other innovative teaching approaches to make lessons interesting. Reinforcement of class work is given in the form of workbooks and homework sheets in which pupils do their work and compile in file form.

Assembly is held once a week every Tuesday. Physical education is handled by PE teachers. Afternoon classes are occasionally held, specifically for remedial and reinforcement purposes, as is the case for classes during the term one and/or term two holidays. The morning session has a break period from 09.30hrs till 09.50hrs.

Continuous Assessment and weekly tests :
Each term report constitutes 40% towards the final assessment and promotion to the next Grade in the Primary section.
Monthly evaluation tests are given and a formal examination is held in the last week of all the terms. Term Reports are made available at the end of term, but interim reports are also given for the upper primary in the homework diaries.
Extra-curricular activities in the form of organised games, clubs or remedial lessons are held once a week in the afternoon for those pupils not attending the religious classes at Madressa.
Parents may see the class teachers on any Tuesday afternoon to discuss specific problems of their child’s academic performance.
Strict adherence to Home Work Diary and Home Work Schedule ought to help the parent diligently monitor the child’s work.

SECONDARY SCHOOL-GRADE EIGHT TO ELEVEN
Secondary section is housed in separate boys’ and girls’ blocks in two sectors on the same campus. It provides for double streams in sections from Grades 8 to 11.
Secondary classes start at 07.30hrs, with the morning Assembly for both boys and girls separately in the respective Halls. There is a tea-break from 10.15hrs to 10.35.hrs, lunch from 12.30hrs to 13.30hrs. Afternoon classes resume from 13.30hrs to 15.30hrs. Muslim pupils do Islamiyaat education, while their non-muslim counterparts, during these periods, are doing Art or Literature which are not taken by the Muslim pupils.There are separate science laboratories, libraries, play areas, tuck shop facilities and even pupils’ pick up points for each section (boys and girls).

School Libraries :
There are two separate libraries for boys and girls respectively. These are the school’s text book centers. All text books are provided to the pupils from the school free of cost returnable at the end of an academic year..

Commencement of Grade 8 and 10 begins immediately from the beginning of the school year with enrollment being given provisionally, based on respective check point results.
Promotion to Grade 8 and 10 is determined on the basis of the school check point exams that are held at end of the term 3 in grades 7 and 9 respectively on which a cut-off point is applied.

Junior Secondary :

Students in Grade 8 and 9 are prepared for the Junior Secondary school Leaving Certificate Examination (JSSLE) conducted by the examinations Council of Zambia which is held at the end of Grade 9.

‘Arabic’ continues in the Junior Secondary as a compulsory subject and a second language for all Muslim students. It is compulsory to pass in this subject. Non-Muslim pupils take French in lieu of Arabic.

Promotion to Grade 10 :
Promotion to grade 10 is based on six(6) best passes inclusive of English, Maths and Science (plus Islamiyaat for Muslim students) at the Grade 9 School Check Point Examination plus a record of good behaviour in the Junior School.

Senior Secondary:

Pure science or Physical Science program is offered. Both streams are prepared for IGCE at the Senior Secondary Level: Writing Cambridge at the end of Grade 11. The selection into Pure or Physical science stream program is based on merit and percentage of marks obtained at the Grade 9 Internal Check point Examination, though the students also write the JSSLE / GRZ Examination.

Pupils writing the Cambridge International Examinations Ordinary Level at the end of the Senior Secondary School in grade 11.

Pure Science                                                                                                     Physical Science

 Compulsory Subjects Compulsory Subjects
1English Language1English Language
2Mathematics2Mathematics
3Biology3Biology
4Physics4Physical Science
5Chemistry5Computer Studies (ICT)
6Computer Studies (ICT)6
7Business Studies7
Elective SubjectsElective Subjects
8Islamiyaat
Art/ Design
Literature
8Islamiyaat
Art/ Design
Literature
9Principle of Account
History
Geography
Principle of Account
History
Geography
10Arabic
French
Arabic
French
Business Studies

Apart from English, Mathematics, Biology, ICT pupils may choose any three further electives. Islamiyaat being compulsory for all Muslim students, Non Muslims can take Literature in English or Art in lieu of Islamiyaat. However Islamiyaat is not examinable at Cambridge but Literature/Art is.

A system of continuous assessment is maintained where the performance from homework and monthly tests are taken into account when determining the results at the end-of-the-term report.

Pure science Group is able to do 10 subjects, whilst the physical science group does 8 only. Both groups have the liberty to aquire ICE certificate.