Nigeria High School Structure

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Secondary education schools in Nigeria consist of two stages, Junior Secondary, and Senior Secondary school.

  • Levels: 2 (Junior Secondary, and Senior Secondary School)
  • Duration of study: 6 years (3 years Junior secondary and 3 years Senior Secondary)
  • Ages                            : 12-18 years
  • Primary Languages: English
  • Terms: 2 semesters (September to July)
  • Admission Term: Beginning of the term- September.

Junior Secondary School

The junior secondary school encompasses grades seven through nine and around the ages of 12 to 14. Students will take the Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE) in the night grade which will be a qualifying exam for senior secondary school. Junior Secondary School encompasses JSS I to JSS 3 which is equivalent to the 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade.

Junior secondary school curriculum

The junior secondary school curriculum encompasses a variety of subjects including English, mathematics, integrated science, social studies, introductory technology, business studies, home economics, fine art, French, Nigerian languages(Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba), Arabic, Christian religious knowledge, Islamic religious knowledge, agricultural science, music, physical education, and health education.

Senior Secondary School

The senior secondary school takes 3 years and encompasses SS I, SS 2, and SS 3 which is equivalent to the 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade respectively. At the end of the SS 3, students will sit for The Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE). The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination is a requirement for undergraduate admission into any Nigerian University.

Senior Secondary School Curriculum

The senior secondary school is broad and includes a variety of subjects including English language, mathematics, literature in English, Nigerian languages( Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba), biology, chemistry, physics, economics, commerce, food and nutrition, clothing, and textile, home management, computer science or typing, French, music, applied electricity, auto mechanics, technical drawing, history, geography, Christian religious knowledge, Islamic religious knowledge, accounting, government, physical education, agriculture, Arabic, woodwork, metalwork, to mention but a few. All Senior Secondary students are required to study English, Mathematics, one Science subject, and at least one Indigenous language. Students can select the rest of the subjects as electives, depending on their interests. Subject areas include Sciences, Social Sciences or the Arts.

As RocApply, provides you with a list of schools that you can select from that offer secondary education and both levels.

Stella Maris High School Abuja

This is a school for highly motivated students and with an academic reputation, discipline, inculcation of moral values, and that provides opportunities for students to achieve the best. The school boasts of an excellent academic education supported by highly qualified and experienced specialist staff and a large range of musical, creative, sporting, and artistic opportunities which are essential for children's all-around education and development. Stella Maris Schools welcome students from all parts of the world.

Stella Marris High School offers a Nigerian and international curriculum that enables students to get admission into any Nigerian and foreign university upon completion of studies.

  • Type: private
  • Students: 450+
  • Location: Garki, Abuja

The school offers a broad curriculum that aims to prepare students for their WAEC and NECO SSCE, IGCSE, and SAT courses. All students get to study English, Mathematics, Civic Education, a trade subject, and six elective subjects. The Career Unit, tutors, and the Vice-Principal (Academics) assist students in making their subject choices. Subjects include English language, mathematics, computer studies, civic education, economics, French language, literature in English, further mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, visual art, agricultural science, geography, commerce, food and nutrition, religion studies, indigenous language (Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa, government, technical drawing, catering craft practice, history, data processing, financial accounting, office practice, and basic electricity, to mention but a few.

Prospective students

Admission into the school is through an Entrance Examination, taken before the beginning of every school year. Prospective candidates must purchase and complete an application form before they are qualified to take the examination. Note that the maximum admission for Senior School 1 is 125 and apply as soon as possible.

On admission, parents are required to submit the following:

  • Admission letter,
  • Copies of birth certificate
  • Copies of the medical report.

Ray-Field International Secondary School

This is a government-approved co-educational, full and compulsory boarding school in the Akwa Ibom State. This is a school made up of the nursery, primary and secondary sections. The school aims to provide world-class Secondary Education for the development of knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for all children in a globalized society.

  • Established: 2006
  • Location: Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 5:1

Curriculum- the school’s curriculum focuses on areas including mathematics, English language (oral, essay, and grammar), integrated science (physics, chemistry, biology), and business studies (office practice, bookkeeping, typewriting, and shorthand), to mention but a few.

Prospective students.

To be enrolled in the school, students should note that the school has the following requirements for entry into various levels.

Entry into Junior Secondary 1

  • The applicant must be at least 10 years old
  • Must have completed grade 11 at the previous school.
  • Must provide Testimonials from the previous school.
  • The students will take an entry test in areas including Mathematics, English, and General Paper.

Entry into Junior Secondary 2 and Senior Secondary 1

  • Transfer students will have to provide testimonials from the previous school.
  • Students will be tested in English, Mathematics, and Basic Science.

Entry into Senior Secondary 2

Transfer students from other schools have to provide testimonials from their previous schools along with other required documents.

Students will also be tested in various areas as follows:

  • Art and Commercial classes will be tested in English, Mathematics, and Government or Economics
  • Sciences students will be tested in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics

Redeemer's International Secondary School- this is a co-educational secondary school, offering a strong British Curriculum and Nigerian education, emphasizing high moral values, the spirit of excellence, and international relevance.

  • Established:1996
  • Location: Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Curriculum: British and Nigerian
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Ages: 11 to 16
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Awards: IGCSE

Prospective Students

Redeemer’s International Secondary School is a Christian School with strong biblical principles which govern its admission policy. It is an exclusive school and Parents intending to enroll their children must note that no provision is made for other faiths.

The school offers a variety of top-of-the-range facilities including Air Conditioned Classrooms, fully Equipped Laboratories, Smart Board Classroom And E-Learning, and Well-Furnished and Hostels.

Why Redeemer’s International Secondary School?

Students intending to study here will find some of the best facilities and conditions. Most students choose the school because of its Academic and Spiritual Mentorship, Strong Theme Based Curriculum, Excellent Home School Interaction, highly Experienced staff, High Level Of Discipline, and Low Student-Teacher Ratio meaning better interaction with teachers and students and hence close and personal learning.

British International School- this is a British international school located in Oniru Private Estate in Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. It offers secondary education up to the 6th form with a British curriculum.

  • Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Established: 2001
  • Curriculum: British
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Ages: 11-18
  • Students: 360

Curriculum- this school offers a broad and globalized curriculum at various levels as follows:

Year 7 up to 9- The school offers subjects in the following areas: Art, Geography, Maths, Science, Drama, German, Music, Yoruba, English, History, Physical Education, French, ICT, and PSHE, to mention but a few.

IGCSE- in year 9, students select the subjects for their IGCSE study Programme, they take English Language and Mathematics and any seven subjects from the list including Additional Maths, Economics, History, Physics,  Business Studies, Drama, Chemistry, Accounting, Geography, Biology, ICT, Psychology, English Literature, Music, Global Perspectives, French    Art, Physical Education, German, Drama, and Religious Education, to mention but a few.

Form 6/ Advanced Level- at AS Level/ Advanced Level or in Year 12, students take four subjects. They can also study subjects including English Literature, Economics, Mathematics, Geography, Chemistry, Business Studies, Physics, History, Biology, Psychology, and ICT

Facilities- the school has a variety of facilities ranging from a Multi-purpose hall, to extensive playing fields, tennis courts, basketball court, classes, and a 25m swimming pool, to mention but a few.

Sports - the school offers a variety of sports codes for students to choose from. These include Swimming, football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, netball, hockey, rounders, athletics, tennis, table tennis, badminton, Tag and Contact rugby, Karate, Tennis athletics, to mention but a few.

Extracurricular activities and clubs- include drama, art, dance, orchestra, songwriting, choir, and jewelry making, Coding, Model United Nations, Rotary Club, Robotics, Chess, Spanish, Philosophy, Dance, Mathematics, Yoruba, Art and Photography, to mention but a few.

Prospective students- students who wish to enroll here must note that there are limited spaces here and thus a first come first served policy is applied. To enroll at the school, students can simply go to the RocApply website for an easy, seamless application. Simply download and fill in the application on our platform and upload the requisite documents and wait for your acceptance. Upon acceptance, students will receive a written confirmation of acceptance of the place and a deposit has to be paid thereafter.

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