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The KCSE curriculum covers a four year programme, running from January to November each year, beginning with Form 1 to Form 4. The students will select their examination subjects at the end of their 2rd year from the following sets:

Core Subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Chemistry

Electives: Choice of 3 or 4 of:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • C.R.E
  • History
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Agriculture
  • French
  • Music

International GCSE

When eventually launched, the International GCSE curriculum will involve a three to five-year programme beginning from either Year 7, 8 or 9, and the examination Years 10 and 11. The programme runs from September each year, with final exams in May/June of year 11. Students may also opt for ‘A levels’ thereafter. The compulsory subjects are English and Mathematics, and a choice of at least 5 optional subjects.

Admission will require students to meet minimum requirements in English and Mathematics, and satisfactory completion of necessary Stages of the International GCSE Curriculum. Students on the 8-4-4 Curriculum may join the IGCSE programme in January after completion of Standard 7 as Year 8, or after Standard 8 as Year 9.

Edexcel’s International GCSE qualifications are currently available in 40 subjects to provide more choice to students wishing to study a variety of subjects. At Foothills, we aim to provide the following:

Art and Design, Music
Accounting, Business Studies, Commerce, Economics, ICT
English Language, English Literature, French, Swahili
Geography, History, Religious Studies
Maths – Further Pure, Mathematics A, Mathematics B
Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics