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.