School curriculum

Our Curriculum

Glisten International Academy runs an integrated curriculum (Nigerian and British Curricula), with structures that support personalization of learning, resulting in all-around success for our students’ cognitive, emotional, and psycho-motor development. Our aim is to go beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge to encouragecharacter development, creativity, and innovation, based on the higher order thinking. Our curriculum is not static and it prepares learners for life so that they can be productive and be of value to themselves, the society and the world at large.


Therefore, students and pupils will be guided to:


a. Acquire and apply knowledge,
b. Acquire transferable skills,
c. Acquire the orientation for a future career in the 21st Century workspace and productivity.

Our curriculum is designed with content from the Nigeria and British school curricula including preparations for the following exams:

Common Entrance exams
Diplome d’Etudes en Langue Francaise (DELF Prim)
Cambridge Checkpoint Primary
Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)
Federal Capital Territory Educational Resource Centre (FCT-ERC)
Checkpoint-Junior Secondary
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
National Examination Council (NECO) Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE)
National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) – National Technical Certificate (NTC) and National Business Certificate (NBC)Examinations
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Scholastics Aptitude Tests (SAT)

Learning in our school is organised thus:


Early Year Foundation School (EYFS)(18 months to 5 Years)

The levels in the EYFS are:

1. Play-Group
2. Discovery I
3. Discovery II
4. Foundation

In the EYFS, learning focuses on basic areas of cognitive, affective,and psychomotor development of the child to prepare them for school. The learning areas are as follows:

1. Language and communication Skills (Literacy emphasis)
2. Problem Solving and Reasoning Skills (Numeracy emphasis)
3. Personal Social and Emotional Development Skills
4. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
5. Physical and Health Development
6. Creative Arts
7. Rhymes
8. Handwriting
9. Phonics
10. Computer.

In our classrooms we use age-appropriate activities and learning tools, to create a flexible environment to meet the needs and interests of every child in our care.


Primary School (5 to 11 years)

The levels in the Primary school are:

1. Year 1
2. Year 2
3. Year 3
4. Year 4
5. Year 5
6. Year 6


Teaching at this stage encourages independent and experiential Learning that spurs critical thinking. The subjects taught under this level is integrated with the Cambridge Checkpoint Key stage 1 and 2 curricula. Subjects include:

1. English Language (including verbal Reasoning)
2. Mathematics (including quantitative Reasoning)
3. Basic Science and Technology
4. National Values (integrated with global perspectives)
5. Prevocational Studies (an integration of Home Economics and Agricultural Science)
6. Cultural and Creative Arts (integration of music and virtual Arts)
7. Religious Studies (Christian and Islamic Religious studies, taught separately)
8. Computer Science (including robotics and coding)
9. French
10. Handwriting

Highly qualified and experienced teachers guide our students; they are aided by well- equipped learning spaces and teaching aids to make teaching and learning interesting in all subject areas.


Junior Secondary School (11 to 14 years)

The levels in the Junior Secondary are:

1. Year 7
2. Year 8
3. Year 9

The curriculum consists of a wide range of learning experiences which gives a balanced grounding in all main subjects. The learning and teaching strategies includes innovative skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity; information and communication technology to help students become creative and life-long learners, among others. Subjects taught under this include:

1. English Language
2. Mathematics
3. Basic Science, and Technology
4. National Values (including civic, social and security education and global perspectives)
5. Cultural and Creative Arts (integration of music and virtual Arts)
6. Prevocational Education (integration of home economics and agricultural science)
7. Religious Studies (Christian and Islamic Religious studies taught separately)
8. Business Studies
9. French Language
10. Arabic Language
11. Computer Science (including robotics and programming)
12. Physical Education


All students learn through a common course of study that is differentiated to meet their needs and interests. The appreciation and application of ICT in the everyday learning and teaching is highly emphasised and cuts across all subjects offered.


Senior Secondary (14 to 17 years)

The levels in the Senior Secondary are:

1. Year 10
2. Year 11
3. Year 12

All previous curricula culminates to this stage. We use the information from the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Federal Capital Territory Educational Resource Centre (FCT-ERC) and the cumulative of the Year 7, 8 and 9 of our own internal assessments to make sure students are rightly placed in any of the four different class classifications, viz.: science, technology, humanities and business/commercial.


Subjects offered in the Senior Secondary are:

 A. Core / Compulsory Subjects
   1. English Language
   2. General Mathematics
   3. Civic Education
   4. Trade Skill Subject (any one of Data Science, Catering Craft, Dyeing and Bleaching, Block and Bricklaying and Concrete Works, Garment Making, Photography, Welding and Fabrication, Fishery)
 B. Science and Technology Subjects
    1. Biology
    2. Chemistry
    3. Physics
    4. Technical Drawing
    5. Computer Science
    6. Agricultural Science
    7. Further Mathematics
    8. Food and Nutrition
 C. Humanities and Business Subjects
    1. Government
    2. Economics
    3. Commerce
    4. Literature in English
    5. Financial Accounting
    6. Geography
7. Religious Studies
 D. Languages
    1. French Language
    2. Arabic Language

Students are expected to offer the four core/compulsory subjects and any other five subjects from the other structures.

As a school we offer the students guidance and counselling in the selection of the subjects, minding the career interest and aptitude of the students while considering the prerequisite subject combination for eligibility for post-secondary education.

Early years / Primary School

Early years / Primary School

Secondary School

Secondary School



Thank you for your application to our organization. All conditions of our admission Procedure   shall apply. Successful prospective Pupils/Students would be contacted after a scheduled examination. Thank you for your patronage


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