Our Curriculum

The curriculum at British Nigerian Academy is rich and integrated. The curriculum at British Nigerian Academy is rich and integrated. The curriculum of the Junior Secondary School (JSS) is both prevocational and academic. It includes all of the basic subjects which enable students to acquire knowledge and skills on which they can build. In line with the Federal Ministry of Education’s directive, the subjects offered at the junior secondary come from two components of Core Subjects and Elective Subjects. The core subjects and electives are:

The Core subjects

  • English Language
  • Nigerian Language (Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba)
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Science
  • Basic Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Creative and Cultural Arts
  • Christian Religious Knowledge
  • Physical and Health Education
  • French Language
  • Civic Education
  • Computer Studies/ICT

The Elective Subjects area

  • Agricultural Science
  • Home Economics
  • Business Studies

At BNA, a student is expected to choose one of these elective subjects. In JSS, a student at BNA takes a maximum of thirteen subjects. This range of subjects offers them a wide choice of options in the Sciences, Humanities and the Arts when they advance to the senior secondary level. In their final year of JSS, the students sit for Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE. This is a national examination which paves the way for Senior Secondary education. At the Senior Secondary School (SSS) Level, the curriculum has five compulsory subjects:

  • English Language
  • General Mathematics
  • One Trade/Entrepreneurship subject (from a list of 35 subjects)
  • Computer studies/ICT
  • Civic Education

There are other four distinct fields of specialization from which students are to offer three or four subjects. The four fields are:

  • Science and Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Business Studies
  • Technology

In the Senior Secondary School, the maximum number of subjects a student can take is nine. However, in SS 1 students are allowed the choice of offering more than nine. From SS2 they then drop the excess subject(s).BNA offers an all-round education through its dynamic curriculum which is a combination of the best aspects of the Nigerian and British systems. At the end of their six year programme, BNA students write the following examinations:

  • West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
  • National Examination Council Certificate (NECO)
  • Cambridge (IGCSE)
  • IELTS (optional)

Sixth Form at BNA

  • UFP (medicine, business and engineering pathways)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) (optional)
  • SATs (optional)

In addition to these, the curriculum also makes adequate provision for a wide range of sporting activities, clubs and we are proud to deliver The International Award for Young people Nigeria to all students aged 14 and above.