(+234) 813 635 0953

(+234) 708 354 1287

Plot 1849,

Moh'd Mahathir St.

Asokoro Ext. - Abuja.

08:00 - 15:00

Monday to Friday

Secondary School Curriculum Policy

The school’s curriculum content represents real-life situations going beyond the curriculum and satisfies the needs, the nature, aspirations and learner interests. The curriculum operates on a 40-period, one –week cycle with eight forty-minute periods a day.


Students are taught in mixed ability groups for most subjects. All students learn through a common course of study that is differentiated to meet their needs and interests. All classes have 15 compulsory subjects. Students begin the Nigerian/British Curriculum in JS 1 and write the Cambridge, Lower Secondary Checkpoint examination in JS 3.

Main Subjects

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Business Studies
  4. Pre-vocational Studies
  5. Home Economics
  6. Agriculture
  7. National Values
  8. Christian Religious Studies
  9. Social Studies
  10. Civic Education
  11. Information Communication Technology
  12. Basic Science
  13. Basic Technology
  14. Physical and Health Education
  15. ICT

Other Subjects

  1. Music
  2. Creative Art
  3. French
  4. Nigerian Language


There are four groups depending on the career path of the student. All SS students are required to take 10 subjects in one of the four groups. The students are taught in different groups for all subjects depending on their choice of subject. Examinations begin in SS1 through to SS3

Science Compulsory Subjects

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civic Education
  4. ICT
  5. Dyeing and Bleaching/Book Keeping
  6. Photography/Catering Craft
  7. Biology
  8. Chemistry
  9. Physics

Optional Subjects

  1. Economics
  2. Further Mathematics
  3. Agriculture
  4. Food and Nutrition
  5. Visual Arts
  6. Geography
  7. Technical Drawing

Technology Compulsory Subjects

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civic Education
  4. ICT
  5. Dyeing and Bleaching or Book Keeping
  6. Food Nutrition
  7. Physics
  8. Further Mathematics
  9. Technical Drawing

Optional subjects/Electives

  1. Visual Arts
  2. French
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry

Humanities Compulsory Subjects

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civics
  4. ICT
  5. Dyeing & bleaching or Book Keeping/Photography/Catering Craft
  6. Economics
  7. Government
  8. CRS
  9. Literature in English

Optional Subjects/Electives

  1. French
  2. Nigerian Language
  3. Visual Arts
  4. Geography
  5. Further Mathematics

Business Compulsory Subjects

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civics
  4. ICT
  5. Dyeing & bleaching or Book Keeping/
  6. Photography/Catering Craft
  7. Economics
  8. Office Practice
  9. Commerce

Optional Subjects/Electives

  1. French
  2. Nigerian Language
  3. Biology
  4. CRS
  5. Geography

At ACS, we aim at grooming our students for the challenges of tertiary education both within Nigeria, Africa and around the world. Thus, we prepare our students for National Exams in the country where we are located, such as (BECE) and NECO. Our students in the Junior school also participate in exchange programmes and competitions both locally and internationally.

The first three years of junior secondary school introduces the pupils to more advanced skills in preparation for the Junior School Exams. The students are encouraged to use the study skills learnt through primary school to prepare them for the greater challenges ahead. Students who have fulfilled the necessary requirements are presented by the school to sit for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), NEC and state level ERC Examinations.

At Africa Community School (ACS), we encourage pupils/students to set their own personal goals and develop their individual potential. We also maintain a balance of academic, artistic and sporting activities. Every child participates in variety of sports at all levels, from pre-school right up to Secondary School levels.

Our teaching team consists of individuals with professional competence. In Africa Community School, capacity building for teachers is designed to enhance their performance and productivity.

Active participation in co-curricular programmes offers them opportunities to interact with peers and staff outside the classroom environment. Students/Pupils are given the opportunity to enhance, improve their social life gain self-confidence, acquire leadership skills and learn how to effectively function as members or leaders of a team.

Final Examinations

Our curriculum provides an integrated course of studies which leads to the following exams:

  • NECO (National Examination Council)
  • WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination) The certificates issued at the end of this examination period allow students to apply to both public and private Universities in Nigeria. UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by JAMB) (Joint Admission Matriculation Board) It qualifies students for Nigerian Universities.
  • SAT/TOEFL: this Qualifies students for admission to U.S Universities and Colleges.
  • IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). The examination is accredited by Cambridge international board and gives access to many world Universities including universities in the UK and USA.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Is an internationally recognized qualification showing proficiency in English. It is taken in SS 3 and is required for Universities in UK.