Curriculum

Overview

The curriculum of Jesuit Memorial College has as its core component the curricula developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and development Council (NERDC) for basic education and senior secondary education. The NERDC curricula are recommended for use in Nigerian schools by the Federal Ministry of Education. Carefully harmonized with this core at JMC are the curricula of such examinations and tests as the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), National Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Examinations (NECO SSCE), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), National Examinations Council Basic Education Certificate Examination (NECO BECE), SAT, ACT and Cambridge IGCSE.

Curriculum of Junior Secondary Education

JMC students take the subjects listed below throughout the three years of junior secondary education (JS 1-3). All the subjects are compulsory.

1. English Studies
2. Mathematics
3. Business Studies
4. Christian Religious Studies (CRS)
5. French Language
6. Nigerian Language (Igbo L2)

7. Basic Science and Technology (BST)
This is a combination subject that comprises the following subjects:
i. Basic Science
ii. Basic Technology
iii. Information Technology
iv. Physical and Health Education (PHE)

8. Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA)
This is a combination subject that comprises the following subjects:
i. Drama
ii. Fine Art
iii. Music

9. National Values Education (NVE)
This is a combination subject that comprises the following subjects:
i. Civic Education
ii. Social Studies

10. Pre-Vocational Studies (PVS)
This is a combination subject that comprises the following subjects:
i. Agriculture
ii. Home Economics

Curriculum of Senior Secondary Education

JMC students take 10 of the subjects listed below throughout the three years of senior secondary education (SS 1-3).  Adding/Dropping of subjects begins in the first term of JS 3 and ends in the first term of SS 1.

 

Compulsory Subjects

The following subjects are compulsory:

  1. English Language
  2. General Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Economics

 

Core Subjects

Each student takes two of the following subjects:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Government
  3. Literature-in-English
  4. Physics

 

Complementary Subject

Each student takes one of the following subjects:

  1. Biology
  2. History

 

Trade/Entrepreneurship Subject

Each student takes one of the following subjects:

  1. Animal Husbandry
  2. Book Keeping
  3. Catering Craft Practice
  4. Clothing and Textile
  5. Data Processing
  6. Fishery
  7. Painting and Decorating
  8. Photography
  9. Tourism

 

Elective Subjects

Group 1

Each student takes one of the following subjects:

  1. Agricultural Science
  2. Commerce
  3. Computer Studies
  4. Foods and Nutrition
  5. French 
  6. Further Mathematics
  7. Music
  8. Technical Drawing

 

Group 2

Each student takes one of the following subjects:

  1. Accounting
  2. Christian Religious Studies
  3. Computer Studies
  4. Further Mathematics
  5. Geography
  6. Office Practice
  7. Technical Drawing
  8. Visual Arts