Below is a list of subjects taught in Kenya secondary schools under the 8.4.4 system of education. In 2018, Kenya launched a new 2-6-3-3-3 curriculum but it is yet to be introduced in secondary schools. We will update this page when that happens.
How Secondary School Education in Kenya work
Once a primary school student has completed his studies, he transitions to secondary school. In the 8-4-4 system of education in Kenya, students spend four years in secondary school (Form 1, 2, 3 and 4). Each is form is equal to a year and one year is divided into three terms with mid breaks.
Once they are done with four years of study at secondary school they sit for Kenya Secondary School Examinations (KCSE). The KCSE grade that a student scores determines the course and university that he will join.
Some of the consistently top ranked secondary schools in Kenya are Starehe High School, Kenya High, Alliance Boys, Maseno School (check comprehensive list of the best secondary schools in Kenya)
List of Subjects Taught in Kenya Secondary Schools
The subjects include:
- General Science
- History and Government
- Christian Religious Education (CRE)
- Islamic Religious Education (IRE)
- Home Science
- Arty and Design
- Building Construction
- Power Mechanics
- Drawing and Design
- Aviation Technology
- Computer studies
- Kenya Sign Language (KSL)
- Business Studies
Important! Students are not required to do all the subjects in their final exams. Mathematics, English and Kiswahili are compulsory subjects.
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