The Senior School curriculum offers a breadth and balance to provide challenges and opportunities for students from Year 7 through to Sixth Form. This prepares them for the finest national and international universities. We offer Edexcel International GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) at the end of Year 11 and 'A' levels built on AS levels at the end of Year 12 and A2 levels at the end of year 13. International GCSE Students at Coast Academy are prepared for a wide range of subjects. Mathematics, English Language and Information Technology are compulsory. Students then choose any additional six subjects from the following:- English Literature, French, Kiswahili, Biology, Physics, Geography, History, Art & Design, Accounts, Economics and Chemistry. 'A' LEVEL GCE Students in Lower Form VI generally take four subjects to AS level chosen from: English Literature, French, Mathematics, (Pure Maths and/or Statistics), Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, History, Art & Design, Economics, Business Studies, Accounts and Computing. Three subjects will then be carried on to the full A-level stage in Upper Form VI. The 'A' level GCE has strong international credibility as a university entrance examination and Coast Academy graduates can always be found on degree courses at many of the leading universities in U.K., India, U.S.A. and Australia.
The Academy broadly follow the British system of education but the curriculum has been tailored to cater for the needs and interests of the multi-cultural student body. We are fortunate to be able to draw upon and develop this natural resource. Students learn about each other and the world by interacting and informing each other about their cultures. Within this framework, the curriculum is well resourced with textbooks and educational equipment brought from the U.K. Recognising the individuality of each child, emphasis is placed on learning that meets the needs of individual academic development. Apart from basic work in English Language Skills, Reading, Mathematics and Science, the students are also introduced to History, Geography, Music, French, Kiswahili and Computer Studies. Well equipped libraries further support the children's learning.
Jalaram Academy, Nursery section caters for children aged 2-5 years, providing a carefully planned induction to the British National Curriculum. The environment ensures that the children feel safe and secure, as they adjust to days spent away from home. There is also the flexibility for children to start part-time and build up to staying for afternoon sessions. The Early Years curriculum is based on Early Learning Goals, and presents a distinct stage in the development of the child. Both structured and informal play opportunities represent an important part of the Early Years curriculum. Through play children develop the social, emotional, physical and creative aspects of their characters. Young children are active learners. They need time to explore a variety of first-hand experiences in a well planned environment. In the Early Years classes we employ a workshop approach to learning through careful planning and organisation of the learning environment. To ensure that children enter a secure and settled environment, where they get the special attention they require at this age, the ratio of children to adults is kept very low.