Welcome to Secondary School

Upon joining Secondary school, students are guided carefully in consultation with parents, on which subjects to choose in order to reap maximum benefit from education. During the Ninth Year, choices are made for IGCSE subjects. With many children finding the amount of work involved in these subjects greater than in the past, it is important to make a wide selection of subjects.

The new Science Laboratories are spacious and are equipped with the best science equipment. Similarly, the computing center ensures that each student realizes the importance of Information Technology and gives them an opportunity to utilize it to their own advantage. Courses range from introductory work in the First Year to project work in year Thirteen, and from word processing to Information Handling. Premier Academy today has one of the most modern and better-equipped computer laboratories in the country.

By the time our boys and girls reach the sixth form we hope to have effectively balanced the benefits of a broad education with the demands of increasing specialization. For some students, the Sixth Form becomes a time for total concentration. Helping children to think and organize their studies for themselves is an important priority for successful studies in the Sixth form and beyond. The Secondary Library plays a vital role in this. The Library has generously proportioned study carrels and an informal area where pupils can read the latest journals magazines and newspapers. It is staffed by professionally qualified librarians who give guidance on the way to use books and the library itself and work closely with teachers in striving to ensure that the library fulfills its role as the intellectual heart of the school.

The success of the school’s approach is reflected by the very high percentage of passes obtained in IGCSE and GCE examination each year and the high proportion of top grades. Three-quarter of our Sixth Form students go on to take academic degrees, with a great majority of the remainder obtaining professional qualification by direct entry into their chosen careers.

We promote a holistic approach to education through academic, extracurricular and pastoral programmes which take into consideration the diverse cultural backgrounds of the students. The secondary school admits 12 year olds in year 7 and 17 year olds in ‘A’ level.

Academics

We follow an adapted British National Curriculum with the following objectives.

  • To stimulate and challenge every student.
  • To encourage curiosity and independent learning.
  • To promote critical thinking
  • To develop listening, speaking, literacy and numeracy skills
  • To utilize ICT in research and report writing.
  • To prepare students for opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of adult life.
  • To promote positive attitudes towards others and the environment.

A variety of Cambridge and Edexcel International subjects are offered at IGCSE, AS and A levels. Mathematics, English language, and Literature are compulsory subjects at IGCSE. Other subjects offered are Biology, Chemistry, Fine Art, Geography, Applied ICT, History, Psychology, French, Spanish, and P.E.S.

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Our students are provided with opportunities to learn at their own pace through the Student Centred Approach and differentiation.

Our teaching staff is experienced and dedicated to providing remedial lessons.

Educational trips afford students opportunities to appreciate what they learn in class and apply it to the world around them.

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Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities to broaden and enrich the learning experiences offered through the formal curriculum.

  • Clubs which include President’s Award (PA), Model United Nations (MUN), Environmental, Chess, and Premier Outreach club (POC), First AID, Peer mentors, Cookery and Press Club.
  • Trips such as Rock Climbing, Year group overnight camping to promote interpersonal relationships.
  • Indoor and outdoor games including Chess, Badminton, Table tennis and Squash.
  • Inter-school competitions in games, sports, and debate.
  • Inter-house activities including Spelling Bee, Essay writing, Elocution, Music and Drama contests.
  • Charity projects such as a provision of water in drought-stricken areas in Machakos and Kajiado counties.

Our Chess, Hockey and Cricket teams have excelled in the inter-school tournaments. We were awarded a certificate of recognition by His Excellency the President for being a leading participant in the President’s Award Scheme, with over 50 students receiving the Gold award annually.

Pastoral Matters

Our holistic education inculcates Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). We provide:

  • A PSHE curriculum through pastoral lessons.
  • Pastoral trips for Year 7, 10 and 12 students to prepare them for a transition.
  • Talks by professionals
  • Year group assemblies with student-led activities.
  • A counseling program coordinated by the school counselor.

Careers

Careers guidance is provided through:

  • A fully fledged careers department with staff to whom all students have access.
  • A wide range of guidance and reference materials.
  • Career talks by professionals in various fields.
  • Work experience placements.

Our students join reputed local and overseas universities like Cambridge, LSE, Warwick, Cardiff, Bristol, Nairobi and Strathmore.

Our alumni cover a range of professions including; Doctors, Accountants, Engineers, Lawyers, Economists and Journalists whose success in their careers confirms the quality of the education we provide and the skills we help them lay a strong foundation in.

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Exams

Formative and summative assessments are used to evaluate the progress of the learners.
Our students excel in IGCSE examinations with most of the candidates attaining A*-B grades.

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Examination Boards

At Premier Academy, we follow the British National Curriculum, with additions that acknowledge the context within which our learners live and the opportunities available to them. We follow the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Edexcel international boards.

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At O level the following subjects are offered following the CIE board:

Art and Design, English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Music, Drama, French, Spanish, Literature in English, History, Geography, Global Perspectives, Business Studies, Accounting and Information Communications and Technology (ICT).
Core and extended curricula are available in many subjects for students of differing abilities.

We offer the following Edexcel Board subjects at O level:

Psychology, Economics, Physical education, and Sports. Edexcel’s International Advanced Level is an international alternative to Edexcel’s Ofqual-regulated A level qualifications. This new suite of qualifications, regulated by Pearson, has been written to the highest standard, with the global learner in mind.

The International AS qualifications contains half the content of an International Advanced Level. Learners can either study AS as a stand-alone qualification or as a stage on the way to completing an Advanced Level. This gives them the opportunity to study a broader range of subjects at AS before deciding which subjects to take forward to A level.

Subjects include:

Accounting, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Economics, Law, and Mathematics.

We follow the Cambridge International examinations board in the following subjects:

Art, English language, History, Geography and Information and communications technology (ICT).

The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects, as well as independent learning and constructive thinking skills which are valued by universities and employers.

Facilities

  • Six fully equipped Science laboratories.
  • Internet access throughout the campus.
  • Mounted overhead projectors in Lecture theatres, Audiovisual rooms and the science laboratories.
  • A well-stocked library.
  • Two ICT laboratories.
  • Swimming pool with spacious changing rooms for boys and girls.
  • Canteen facilities for snacks and a hot lunch.
  • Cricket, hockey and soccer fields.
  • A fully equipped music room.
  • Well-equipped Art rooms.
  • Basketball, Lawn Tennis and Badminton courts
  • The school orchestra in action
  • Students fully engaged during a lesson in the ICT laboratory

Subjects

SIXTH FORM (A- LEVELS)

Business StudiesHumanitiesSciencesSocial SciencesLanguages
AccountingGeographyBiologyLawFrench
EconomicsHistoryChemistryPsychologySpanish
Art & DesignPhysics English Language & Literature
Mathematics
Further Maths
Applied ICT
P.E. & Sports

IGCSE (O- LEVELS)

Business StudiesHumanitiesSciencesSocial SciencesLanguagesCreative & Performing Arts
AccountingGeographyBiologyLawFrenchArt & Design
EconomicsHistoryChemistry PsychologySpanishMusic
Global PerspectivesPhysics English Language / LiteratureDrama
Mathematics
Further Maths
Applied ICT
P.E. & Sports

IGCSE SYLLABI

NO.SUBJECT - CODESUBJECTSDOWNLOAD LINKS
001400ART & DESIGNDownload
002410MUSIC Download
003411DRAMA Download
004417ICTDownload
005450BUSINESS STUDIESDownload
006452ACCOUNTING Download
007455ECONOMICS Download
008457GLOBAL PERSPECTIVESDownload
009460GEOGRAPHY Download
010470HISTORY Download
011475YEAR 10 AND 11 ENGLISH LITERATUREDownload
012478COMPUTER SCIENCE Download
013500ENGLISH FIRST LANGUAGEDownload
014520FRENCH Download
015530SPANISH Download
016610BIOLOGY Download
017620CHEMISTRY Download
018625PHYSICS Download
019680ENVIRONMENTAL MGT Download
020-O LEVEL FURTHER MATHS SYLLABUS - EDEXCELDownload
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