Curriculum

ACADEMIC

Zaria Academy has made tremendous efforts in the recruitment of teaching staff within and outside the country.. We have teaching staff out of Which are graduates in their various fields. Some of the teaching staffs have PGDE and Masters Degrees, those who do not, have availed themselves of the opportunity offered by our proximity to the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria to obtain the PGDE and Masters Degree.

PUBLICATIONS

Students may, from time to time, be allowed to publish newsletters, magazines and so forth. Such publications must be produced under the supervision of a member of staff. They must be submitted to the Academy for approval before being distributed. Two copies will be retained by the Academy for record purposes.

SUBJECTS

In JSS, students must take fifteen of the above subjects. They make a choice between IRS and CRS, Yoruba and Igbo, Arabic and French, Business Studies and Home Economics. The academic curriculum is prescribed by the National Policy of Education.
At the senior secondary level the following subjects are offered:
1. English Language
2. Mathematics
3. Further Mathematics
4. Biology
5. Chemistry
6. Physics
7. Accounts
8. Economics
9. Commerce
10. History/ Government
11. Geography
12. Hausa
13. Igbo
14. Yoruba
15. Islamic Religious Studies
16. Christian Religious Studies
17. Creative Art
18. Computer studies
19. Agriculture Science
20. Technical Drawing
21. Literature in English
22. French
23. Arabic
24. Home Economics
25. Civic Education
26. Data Processing


The following subjects are available at the Junior Secondary School level:
1. English Language
2. General mathematics
3. Christian Religious Studies
4. Islamic Religious Studies
5. Basic Science
6. Basic Technology
7. Hausa
8. Yoruba
9. Igbo
10. Business Studies
11. Physical and Health Education
12. Agricultural Science
13. Social Studies
14. Arabic Language:
15. French
16. Fine Art
17. Civic Education
18. Computer studies
19. Home Economics
20. UCMAS (Brain development )

EXAMINATIONS

The school conducts normal termly examination for each class at the end of the term. The Senior Secondary students shall at their final year (SSIII) after passing the school's qualifying examination (mock) be presented for the school certificate examinations of WAEC and NECO and all other examinations sanctioned by the Authority for such students.

ASSESSMENT

Junior Secondary students take their final examination at the end of their third year in the school. These examinations are external organised by the National Examinations Council (NECO), Kaduna state Educational Resource . Centre (ERC) examinations. However, a large proportion of every student's final grade comes from his continuous assessment, which is obtained from the school.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Continuous assessment has three principal sources, viz; end of year examinations, end of term examinations and regular classroom tests of various kinds. It is very impotent that students take their tests and examinations seriously since they constitute a significant path of their final results. We trust that at the end of their junior Secondary School course work, the students will have done well enough to deserve promotion into the Senior Secondary School. Note: Promotion to the next class is on merit and not automatic.

SPORTS & GAMES

Sports and games are an essential part of the Academy’curriculum. There are excellent facilities for football, volleyball, basketball and athletics. Every student will be expected to take part in these game from time to time.

CLUBS & SOCIETIES

AII students will be expected to take active part in clubs and societies that are established in the Academy. Clubs and societies include the Debating society, the Dramatic Society, the Mathematics club, the JETS club, the Muslim Student's Association, the Christian Students Association, the Young Farmers Club, the Young Businessmen's Club, man 'o' war, various sporting clubs etc . A student organization such as a club, society or association must be officially recognised by the Academy before it can be, allowed to operate. * Any organization may not invite guests from outside the Academy to attend meeting, whether as guest speakers or otherwise, without prior approval of the Principal. * Any change in the constitution of any organization must be approved by the Academy before it is placed before the membership for adoption.