Secondary School life is embodied by promoting a holistic approach to learning. Daily Form Time presents a chance to convey key school notices and share in daily devotions and prayer led by the students. This is underpinned by a weekly assembly rota that always reinforces a Christian message allied to a robust PSHE programme. One of the principle objectives of our school is to immerse our learners in opportunities to play sports, perform on stage, learn a musical instrument and take an active and dynamic approach to the vast array of clubs and activities on offer to students of all ages.
Starting in Year 7 (KS3) and progressing all the way through to Year 13 (KS4), St. Christopher's Secondary School offers a rich array of subjects from the core requirements of English, Mathematics and Science to diverse subjects such CRE, Food & Nutrition, Music and Drama classes. All new students at SCSS are partnered up and given a buddy who then provides peer support and proffers help, advice and friendship.
By the conclusion of Year 9, students will have sat for Cambridge Checkpoint and also sat a GL Assessment CAT4 test to identify any learning and subject bias. This helps our learners with making informed decisions in terms of their 6 options at IGCSE level. At Key Stage 4, it is mandatory for students to sit English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Kiswahili (if they are a Kenyan National). They then make 6 'option' choices from an extensive list of almost 20 IGCSE subjects.
In ‘Sixth Form’ (Key Stage 5) students can once again opt from a strong choice of subjects, electing to sit for up to 4 A-Level subjects. Options include: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Travel & Tourism, Art & Design, Food Studies and Music. Global Perspectives is also sat as a compulsory AS level subject for all of our Year 12 students to support their individual subject choices. To provide breadth of choice, we also offer BTEC Subsidiary and Extended courses. Students can opt for a modular coursework approach that precludes final examinations.
Come and meet the team and explore the variety of academic pathways your child will benefit from by studying through when joining the St. Christopher's family.