Curriculum

At Hillcrest, we follow the British National Curriculum, while making the most of the opportunities provided by our environment and location in Kenya.  The breadth of the curriculum offered at both IGCSE (Years 9 – 11) and A Level (Years 12 – 13) is second to none.  The Cambridge International Examinations board is our preferred choice of syllabus in the majority of subject areas.  

Junior Secondary level students in Year 9 (13 – 14 years old) follow Key Stage 3 compulsory subjects plus additional elective options.  Year 9 is viewed as the first year of IGCSE preparation and students begin selecting some option subjects in preparation for IGCSEs.  At Hillcrest, we offer a range of eight languages out of which a Year 9 student selects two and have a dedicated team of teachers delivering the PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Community Education) programme once every two weeks — a full range of subjects available may be found on our website.

At Middle Secondary level, Years 10 and 11 (14 – 16 years old), students choose up to 10 subjects to study for their IGCSEs. Students select these subjects in Term three of Year 9 allowing them plenty of experience in the classroom in order to make informed decisions.  Selections include a minimum of six compulsory academic subjects and a number of optional subjects, choosing from a diverse range (please see our website for details).

In the Sixth Form, Years 12 and 13 (16 – 18 years old), Hillcrest follows the A Level curriculum, offering AS and A level qualifications. Please see the A Level and BTEC page for more details.