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2-6-6-3: Organization, Structure, Administration & Subjects of the CBC Syllabus

 

The Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC)’ 2-6-6-3 system designed by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has been gradually phasing out the outgoing 8-4-4 system.

In this article, we provide all details on how the CBC is organized right from pre-primary up to senior secondary. We will also list all the core subjects offered in the new curriculum.

The CBC is divided into five levels as follows.

S/NO

LEVEL

DURATION

1.

Pre-primary (i.e. Pre-primary 1 and Pre-primary 2) PP1 and PP2.

2 years

2.

Lower primary (Grade 1 to Grade 3)

3 years

3.

Upper primary (Grade 4 to Grade 6)

3 years

4.

Lower Secondary (Grade 7 and Grade 9)

3 years

5.

Senior School (Grade 10 to Grade 12)

3 years

 

Due to public demand we are providing a summary of the subjects that are studied in the CBC to be used as a guide for both parents, teachers and students alike.

S/NO

LEVEL

SUBJECTS

1.

PRE-PRIMARY (TWO YEARS)

Language activities

 

 

Mathematical activities

 

 

Psychomotor and creative activities

 

 

Environmental activities

 

 

Religious education activities

NOTE

 

–          Digital literacy and pertinent and contemporary issues will be integrated across all subjects.

2.

LOWER PRIMARY – THREE YEARS – (GRADE 1 TO GRADE 3)

Literacy

 

 

Kiswahili Language activities/Kenya sign language for learners who are deaf

 

 

English Language Activities

 

 

Indigenous Language Activities

 

 

Mathematical Activities

 

 

Environmental activities

 

 

Hygiene and Nutrition activities

 

 

Religious education activities

 

 

Movement and creative activities

NOTE

 

–          ICT will be a learning tool in all areas

–          Pertinent and contemporary issues will be mainstream in all subjects.

3.

UPPER PRIMARY

English

 

 

Home Science

 

 

Kiswahili

 

 

Agriculture

 

 

Science and Technology

 

 

Mathematics

 

 

Religious Education (CRE/IRE/HRE)

 

 

Creative Arts

 

 

Physical and Health Education

 

 

Social Studies

NOTE

 

–          ICT will be cross cutting in all subjects

–          Pertinent and contemporary issues and life skills will be mainstreamed in all subjects

–          A pastoral program of instruction will be conducted once a week.

4

LOWER SECONDARY – Grades 7 – 9 (Three years)

English

 

 

Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign – Language for learners who are deaf

 

 

Mathematics

 

 

Integrated Science

 

 

Health Education

 

 

Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education

 

 

Social Studies

 

 

Religious Education – learners  can choose one of the following

–          Hindu Religious Education

–          Islamic Religious Education

–          Christian Religious Education

 

 

Business studies 1

 

 

Agriculture

 

 

Life skills education

 

 

Sports and Physical Education

 

 

Option subjects (Minimum 1, Maximum 2)

–          Visual Arts

–          Home Science

–          Computer Science

–          Foreign Languages

–          German

NOTE

 

For Lower secondary, ICT will be a delivery tool for all subjects

5.

SENIOR SCHOOL

 

 

Arts and Sports Science Pathway

a) Arts Trackscore subjects

–          Legal and Ethical issues in arts

–          Communication skills

Optional subjects:

i Performing Arts

–          Music

–          Dance

–          Theatre and Elocution

ii Visual and Applied arts

–          Fine art

–          Applied art

–          Time-based media

–          Crafts

b) Sports science track

–          Human Physiology, Anatomy and Nutrition

–          Sports Ethics

Optional Subjects (Minimum 1, Maximum 2)

i) Ball Games

ii) Athletics

iii) Indoor games

iv) Gymnastics

v) Water sports

vi) Boxing

vii) Martial Arts

viii) Outdoor pursuits

ix) Advanced Physical Educaion

 

Social Sciences Pathway

a) Humanities

i) History and Citizenship

ii) Geography

iii) Christian Religious Education

iv) Islamic Religious Education

v) Hindu Religious Education

b) Languages

i) English Language

ii) Literature in English

iii) Lugha ya Kiswahili

iv) Fasihi ya Kiswahili

v) Kenyan Sign Language

vi) Indigenous languaes

vii) Arabic

viii) French

ix) German

x) Mandarin

c) Business Studies

i) Business studies

ii) Mathematics

 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pathway( has 4 career tracks i.e. pure sciences track, applied sciences track, technical and engineering track and career and technology studies (CTS) Track

Core subjects

i) Community service

ii) Physical Education

iii) ICT

Optional Subjects (One subject selected here)

i) Agriculture

ii) Computer science

iii) Foods and nutrition

iv) Home management

Optional subjects (Minimum 3 subjects)

i) Mathematics

ii) Physics

iii) Chemistry

iv) Biology

Optional subjects (select one subject)

1. Agricultural technology

2. geosciences technology

3. Marine and Fisheries

4. Technology making and aviation technology

5. Interior Design

6. Leather work

7. Culinary Arts

8. Hair Dressing

9. Wood Technology

10. Electrical technology

11. Metal technology

12. Power mechanics and beauty

13. Clothing technology therapy

14. Construction technology

Plumbing and media technology ceramics

15. Electronics technology

16. Wielding and manufacturing technology

17. Fabrication

18. Mechatronic

19. Tourism and travel

20. Air conditioning and refrigeration

21. Animal keeping

22. Exterior Design and Landsacping

23. Building construction

24. Photography

25.Graphic Design and Animation

26. Food and Beverage

27. Motor vehicle mechanics

28. Carpentry and Joinery

29. Fire fighting

30. Metalwork

31. Electricity

32. Land surveying

33. Science laboratory technology

34. Electronics

35. Printing technology

36. Crop production

 

 

 

 

 

 

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