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The Kenyan Competency based Curriculum was designed by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (2017) and has 5 levels which are: 

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1. Pre-primary Education (2 Years) i.e. Pre-Primary 1 and Pre-Primary 2 commonly known as PP1 and PP2.

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2. Lower Primary (Grade 1 to Grade 3) and is expected to run for 3 years

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3. Upper Primary (Grade 4 to Grade 6) and is expected to run for 3 years

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4. Lower Secondary (Grade 7 to Grade 9) and is expected to run for 3 years

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5.Senior School (Grade10 to Grade 12) and is expected to run for 3 years.

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Most Kenyans are not conversant with the subjects learners are expected to learn at various levels. Hence we set out to summarize the subjects for them to enable them guide and prepare learners adequately for the academic task ahead.

 

*SUBJECTS FOR PRE-PRIMARY (TWO YEARS)*

-Language Activities

-Mathematical Activities

-Environmental Activities

-Psychomotor and Creative Activities

-Religious Education Activities

 

_NB: Digital literacy and pertinent and contemporary issues will be integrated across all Subjects_

 

SUBJECTS FOR LOWER PRIMARY: GRADE 1 TO GRADE 3 (THREE YEARS)

-Literacy

-Kiswahili Language Activities/Kenya Sign Language for learners who are deaf

-English Language Activities

-Indigenous Language Activities

-Mathematical Activities

-Environmental Activities

-Hygiene and Nutrition Activities

-Religious Education Activities

-Movement and Creative Activities

NB:

_ICT will be a learning tool in all areas._

_Pertinent and contemporary issues will be mainstreamed in all Subjects_

 

SUBJECTS FOR UPPER PRIMARY: GRADE 4 – GRADE 6 (THREE YEARS)

-English

-Kiswahili or Kenya Sign Language (for learners who are deaf)

-Home Science

-Agriculture

-Science and Technology

-Mathematics

-Religious Education (CRE/IRE/HRE)

-Creative Arts

-Physical and Health Education

-Social Studies

 

Optional:

_Foreign Languages (Arabic, French, German, Mandarin)_

NB:

_ICT will be cross cutting in all subjects_ .

-Pertinent and contemporary issues and life skills will be mainstreamed in all Subjects.

-A pastoral program of instruction will be conducted once a week.

SUBJECTS FOR LOWER SECONDARY: GRADES 7 – GRADE 9 (THREE YEARS)

Core Subjects                 

-Englsh

-Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign -Language for learners who are deaf

-Mathematics

-Integrated Science

-Health Education

-Pre-Technical and -Pre-Career Education

-Social Studies

-Religious Education – learners choose one of the following:

*Christian Religious Education

*Islamic Religious Education

*Hindu Religious Education

Business Studies 1

-Agriculture

-Life Skills Education

-Sports and Physical Education

Optional Subjects (Minimum 1, Maximum 2)

 

-Visual Arts

-Performing Arts

-Home Science

-Computer Science

-Foreign Languages:

-German

-French

-Mandarin

-Arabic

-Indigenous Languages

-Kenyan Sign Language

-NB: ICT will be a delivery tool for all Subjects

 

SUBJECTS FOR SENIOR SCHOOL GRADES 10 – GRADE 12 (THREE YEARS)

Subjects for Senior School are based on various pathways

 

Pathways after Lower Secondary

Core Subjects for all Students in Senior School

Community Service Learning

Physical Education

1. Arts and Sports Science Pathway

 

a. The Arts TrackCore subjects

 

(i) Legal and Ethical issues in Arts

 

(ii) Communication Skills

 

Optional Subjects The learner will be required to take one of the following subjects:

 

i. Performing Arts

(i) Music

 

(ii) Dance

 

(iii) Theatre and Elocution

 

ii Visual and Applied Arts

 

(i) Fine Art

 

(ii) Applied Art

 

(iii) Time Based Media

 

(iv) Crafts

 

b. Sports Science Track

Core subjects

(i) Human Physiology, Anatomy and Nutrition

 

(ii) Sports Ethics

 

Optional Subjects (Minimum 1, Maximum 2)

 

i. Ball Games

 

ii. Athletics

 

iii. Indoor Games

 

iv. Gymnastics

 

v. Water Sports

 

vi. Boxing

 

vii. Martial Arts

 

viii. Outdoor Pursuits

 

ix. Advanced Physical Education

 

2. The Social Sciences Pathway (Comprises of three tracks, learner to choose a minimum of 3 subjects and a maximum of 5 subjects)

 

a. Humanities

(i) History and Citizenship

(ii) Geography

(iii) Christian Religious Education

(iv) Islamic Religious Education

(v) Hindu Religious Education

 

b. Languages

(i) English Language

(ii) Literature in English

(iii) Lugha ya Kiswahili

(iv) Fasihi ya Kiswahili

(v) Kenyan Sign Language

(vi) Indigenous Languages

(vii) Arabic

(viii) French

(ix) German

(x) Mandarin

 

c. Business Studies

(i) Business studies

(ii) Mathematics

 

3. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pathway (Comprises of 4 Career Tracks)

 

a. Pure Sciences Track

b. Applied Sciences Track

c. Technical and Engineering Track

d. Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Track

 

Core subjects

(i) Community Service

(ii) Physical Education

(iii) ICT

 

Optional Subjects (Select 1 Subject):

i. Agriculture ii. Computer Science iii. Foods and Nutrition iv. Home Management

 

Optional Subjects (Minimum 3 Subjects):

i. Mathematics

 

ii. Physics

 

iii. Chemistry

 

iv. Biology

 

Optional Subjects (select one subject) Optional Subjects

Agricultural Technology (select one subject) Geosciences Technology

i. Garment

iii. Marine and Fisheries Technology Making and

iv. Aviation Technology Interior Design

ii. Leather Work

iii. Culinary Arts

iv. Hair Dressing

v. Wood Technology

vi. Electrical Technology

vii. Metal Technology

viii. Power Mechanics and Beauty

ix. Clothing Technology Therapy

x. Construction Technology

v. Plumbing and

xi. Media Technology Ceramics

Electronics Technology

vi. Welding and Manufacturing Technology Fabrication  

xiv. Mechatronics

vii. Tourism and Travel

viii. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration  

ix. Animal Keeping

x. Exterior Design and Landscaping 

 xi. Building Construction  

xii. Photography  

xiii. Graphic Designing and Animation 

xiv. Food and Beverage

xv. Motor Vehicle Mechanics

xvi. Carpentry and Joinery

xvii. Fire Fighting

viii. Metalwork

xix. Electricity

Land Surveying

Science LaboratoryTechnology

xxii. Electronics

xiii. Printing Technology

xiv. Crop Production.

 

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