“The curriculum is broad and suitably balanced within the rigours of the Nigerian/British dual approach”
– BSO report, 2018
James Hope College runs a distinct curriculum, which combines the Nigerian curriculum with the UK National curriculum. The breadth of the curriculum provides students with experiences and learning opportunities across a range of subjects – Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Languages, Business Studies, Music-Art, Drama & Design. In addition to Guidance & Counselling, our enviable academic record in the CAIE checkpoint, BECE, IGCSE and WAEC results (see appendix) is testament of this robust structure in place, dedication and skills of our teaching staff and the sheer determination of our students.
Our classrooms are appropriately furnished with air conditioning, interactive whiteboards and experienced teaching staff, ensuring a comfortable learning environment.
Our Specialist classrooms, including the Music, Science, Design and IT labs are well equipped for 21st century teaching and learning. The IT systems are password-enabled, with every student accessing with their unique login details.
The Library contains both hardcopy and digital materials, ensuring easy access to unique sites and other world wide web for digital resources.
Our Extensive Sport fields provide opportunities for all types of physical activities. A Sports hall is also available to complement this and cater for indoor games and activities.
The school environs is well maintained and have shaded sit-outs, providing spaces for students to congregate and socialise during breaks and on weekends.
This award-winning department, in partnership with the Microsoft Imagine Academy, primarily focuses on providing specialist, well-resourced facilities that are both safe and stimulating for the students to develop their scientific knowledge and understanding while maintaining their level of enthusiasm. Underpinning these provisions is the development of problem solving, investigative skills and informed scientific attitudes among students.
These courses cover a wide range of topics across Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural & Computer Sciences and Data Processing.
There are two subjects offered in the department – Mathematics, in Key stages 3 and 4 and Additional/Further Mathematics, in Key stage 4 only. The Key stage 3 programme covers Years Seven, Eight and Nine. At the end of Year 9, students will sit for the Cambridge Checkpoint mathematics, Delta State Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) and GL Assessment, which is an online examination that gives us an idea of a child’s ability and likely achievement in Mathematics at both key stages 3 and 4.
The Key stage 4 programme covers Years 10, 11 and 12. At the end of Year 12, students sit for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations in both Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.
We also use the Myimaths for a better math-learning experience. Through this, students practice independently and see their progress.
The Language Department comprises of English, Literature, French and Igbo. The department pursues both the British and Nigerian curriculums: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Cambridge Checkpoint English, Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which make it possible for our students to adapt to any linguistic environment they find themselves.
In the different subjects, students at the Junior and Senior school learn reading and writing to respond with informed knowledge of subject-matter, context and application appropriate for genre, purpose and audience. The overall effect is a solid preparation for a confident approach to the SSCE and the IGCSE at the Senior School level.
The department engages students in extracurricular activities such as spelling bee, debate, drama and participating in both local and international competitions, including the annual COBIS Global Poetry Competition.
At JHC, this department serves to equip students, to achieve at higher academic levels, the necessary skills to understand the totality of the human experiences including languages, cultures and histories. The department offers academic, to include, Civic Education, Geography, Government, Physical and Health Education, Religious Education and Christian Religious Studies, Social Studies.
Our classes are usually supplemented with co-curricular activities like Sports (lawn tennis, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and athletics), Cultural Day, Humanitarian Day, Youth Empowerment Programmes (Duke of Edinburgh Awards) and excursion/field trips, to enhance the student’s learning experience.
At James Hope College, music is both a co-curricular activity and a timetabled subject. Music lessons are exciting, activity-based and studied from Key Stage 3 to 4, using the Finale Software. Students are engaged with all the musical instruments in the symphony orchestra. Every student at JHC plays at least one musical instrument. Music students are opportuned to perform during the annual JHC Concert.
In Art and Design, Students are given the opportunity to develop individual and collaborative artistic practice using the plethora of art material available for use. This enriched art studio contributes in inspiring the students to experiment. Design & Technology (DT) and Technical Drawing are combined into one course to satisfy the College’s dual-curriculum and cater to the needs of students aspiring to become engineers in the future. The entire learning process is geared towards team building and developing independent study skills among students. These subjects are offered as electives at Key Stage 4.
Teaching and learning within this department is based on the concept of “flipped learning”, where students are given the opportunity to learn, investigate and discover a plethora of information independently to help nurture critical thinking skills amongst students; ultimately providing students with an broad-based understanding of the world of business.
The Department also runs a variety of courses to optimally prepare students for their examinations:
• Business Studies for Year 7-9 (JSS1-JSS3) – BECE Delta State Examination
• Commerce for Year 10-12 (SS1-SS3) – WAEC
• Financial Accounting/Book-Keeping for Year 10-12 (SS1-SS3) – WAEC
• Economics for Year 10-12 (SS1-SS3) – WAEC/IGCSE Cambridge
• Financial Accounting for Year 10-12 (SS1-SS3) – IGCSE Cambridge
• Business Studies for Year 10-12 (SS1-SS3) – IGCSE Cambridge
Our classes are typically very interactive using video teaching aids and other fun activities to aid retention.
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