Whilst Day Waterman College provides a UK-based education programme, it is located within Ogun State and as such follows the directives issued from the Ogun Ministry of Education. Therefore we are continually developing our curriculum provision map so that it integrates the Nigerian and British curricula into one comprehensive programme of study.
In line with the British education structure, our students encounter two clear stages to their education: KS3 (years 7, 8 and 9) and KS4 (years 10 and 11).
At KS3 all students will experience a broad and balanced curriculum covering the following focused subject areas: English, maths, sciences (combined in years 7 and 8, separate in year 9), religious education, information technology, history, geography, French, Spanish, Yoruba, physical education, art, design and technology, drama and music. All of these will be a blend of British and Nigerian content. Additionally, students will study PSHE (Personal, Social and Health education) as well as civic studies ….
During the course of year 9, students are asked to select their preferred subjects through an options process. Their choices will define their individual KS4 programme of study within which every student will follow 8 core subject areas: English Language, English Literature, mathematics, one foreign language, one science, religious education, physical education, PSHE. The latter two subject areas are non-IGCSE.
They will then be asked to select 4 additional IGCSE subjects – the combination of which can be crafted to meet a number of different further education and career pathways including: medicine, engineering, accounting, languages and literature, social studies and the arts. Music, Spanish, sociology and art, design and technology at IGCSE are all provided for here at the College.
A number of our students also undertake extra studies and sit for the JAMB.
As each student prepares for life after Day Waterman College, the educational foundation they carry forward with them ensures they can transit easily into institutions in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, mainland Europe and Eire – and of course Nigeria.