Secondary education at Oshwal Academy Mombasa, divides into 3 phases, approximating to the Key Stage approach used in the UK National Curriculum.
Years 7, 8 & 9 – International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)
By 2013 the IMYC will be fully embedded into Senior School. The IMYC takes a holistic approach to learning, integrating all subjects into a series of themes such as “Balance”, “Community”, and “Justice” etc.
A theme begins with an entry point; this could be a trip, activity or presentation. The entry point establishes what students already know using a technique called a “Knowledge Harvest” where students contribute their own ideas. IMYC is delivered using a range of learning styles such as pair and groupwork, presentations and model making. As a result it engages students and develops their thinking skills.
Students produce a Journal on the topic and produce an “exit point”, which could be a Learning Expo where they showcase their ideas. IMYC also respects traditional academic learning by delivering key subjects in a way that reflects traditional good practice.
Subjects studied in IMYC
Students do both continually assessed tasks and examinations to create an assessment profile. There are two assessment points each term, the second assessment is usually a formal examination. These assessments are used to generate a percentage, which is then grade referenced (80% being an A grade).
We report grades to parents each term.
IGCSE – Years 10 and 11
Oshwal Academy offers EDEXCEL and Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. The subjects on offer are:
We use a system of curriculum blocks to allow all students to study the Sciences, Humanities, Languages and the Creative and Performing Arts. These faculties are well-resourced and results are very good. There are many opportunities to learn on and off-site. The subjects lead to IGCSE examinations taken at the end of Year 11. In addition all students are given careers advice in dedicated lessons. A typical Year 10 student can expect to study 10 IGCSE subjects.
The Sixth Form – Years 12 and 13
Oshwal Academy Mombasa delivers A-levels, recognized globally as entry requirements for top universities. Our Alumni can be found across the World, particularly in the UK and USA.
Students typically choose 4AS levels in Year 12 and 3A-levels in Year 13. Each subject requires 5 hours of taught lessons a week along with home learning and private study. Assessment is by public examinations in June of both Year 12 and Year 13. Diagnostic assessment takes place within the school each half-term.
The subjects we offer are:
Pastoral Care in Senior School
All students are allocated a tutor group and belong to one of four houses (Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz and Emerald). Every student is a member of at least one club. A programme of Personal, Social and Health Education helps their personal development as responsible citizens.