OVERVIEW

Arrupe Jesuit College offers a six-year secondary education program, which is divided into two parts. The first three years are dedicated to junior secondary education (JS 1-3), while the remaining three years are for senior secondary education (SS 1-3), following the guidelines of the Federal Ministry of Education. Students of Arrupe Jesuit College start their education at JS 1 between the ages of 11-12 and complete their studies in SS 3 when they are 17-18 years old.

In the six-year academic program, from JS 1 to SS 3, there are four classes in each year, labeled A to D. A dedicated class teacher is assigned to each class, resulting in a total of four class teachers in JS 1, JS 2, and so on. Additionally, each class teacher is accompanied by an assistant. These teacher-assistant pairs are responsible for meeting their respective classes on a daily basis and providing essential pastoral and personal care to each student. It is highly recommended that parents maintain regular communication with their child’s designated class teacher for effective support.

CURRICULUM

ARRUPE JESUIT COLLEGE CURRICULUM

At Arrupe Jesuit College (AJC), our aim is to mold individuals who are dedicated to serving others in the Jesuit tradition, which aligns with the principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola. To achieve this goal, we combine the Nigerian curriculum with other curricula to provide our students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for leadership, service, and love in both local and global communities. Our curriculum is designed to promote holistic education, excellence, and human development.

Upper Basic (Junior Secondary) School Curriculum

The students in the Junior Secondary School (Basic 7 to 9) explore the following subjects

  1. Basic Science and Technology (BST)

This is a combination that comprises the following subjects:

  • Basic Science
  • Basic Technology
  • Computer Studies
  • Physical and Health Education (PHE)
  1. Business studies
  2. Christian Religious Studies (and Catholic Social Teaching)
  3. Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA)

This is a combination that comprises the following subjects:

  • Fine Arts
  • Drama
  • Music (and dance)
  1. English Studies
  2. French Language (communication art/functional approach)
  3. History
  4. Mathematics
  5. National Values Education (NVE)

This is a combination that comprises the following subjects:

  • Civic Education
  • Social Studies
  • Security Education
  1. Nigerian Language (Ukwuani) (communication art/functional approach)
  2. Pre-Vocational Studies (PVS)

This is a combination that comprises the following subjects:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Home Economics
REQUIREMENT

Admission Requirements for Junior Secondary School

At AJC, we only accept students into JS 1. To be considered for admission, prospective students must take our annual entrance examination which takes place on the second Saturday of February. The exam tests students’ knowledge in English Language and Mathematics based on the curricula developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) for Basic 4-6. Candidates must be in Primary 6 (Grade 6) and at least 11 years old in the year of admission. Our examination centres are located in various cities in Nigeria and abroad. We accept all candidates who meet our admission criteria for the year, regardless of religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, or gender. If you need more information on admission, please contact the Director of Admissions at admissions@arrupejesuits.org and send a copy to principal@arrupejesuits.org.

 

ASSESSMENT

Academic Assessment 

Our academic year is broken down into three terms, each of which is further divided into three regimes. Each academic year includes 28-29 weeks of teaching, while each term has 8-11 weeks and each regime has 2-3 weeks. During a regime, students complete class exercises and take continuous assessment tests for every subject they are enrolled in. In addition, they are required to complete a termly assignment, project, and end-of-term examination for each subject. Average scores are calculated in the following manner: 

Regime 1 Average (100%) = CE1 (20%) + CE2 (20%) + CA1 (60%)

Regime 2 Average (100%) = CE3 (20%) + AS (20%) + CA2 (60%)

Regime 3 Average (100%) = CE4 (20%) + PR (20%) + EXAM (60%)

Terminal Average (100%) = 30% (Regime 1) + 30% (Regime 2) + 40% (Regime 3)

Annual Average (100%) = 1/3 (Term 1) + 1/3 (Term 2) + 1/3 (Term 3)

 

Our grading key/legend is as shown below:

RANGE (%)                         INTERPRETATION
Average ≥ 90.00                      Excellent
85.00 ≤ Average < 90.00         Very Good
75.00 ≤ Average < 85.00         Good
65.00 ≤ Average < 75.00         Satisfactory
50.00 ≤ Average < 65.00         Probation
Average < 50.00                      Failure

Our minimum passing score is 50%, but students must maintain an average score of at least 65%. If a student’s terminal or annual average falls below 65%, they will be placed in our Academic Support Programme (ASP) where they will receive extra guidance from their teachers and the Academic Support Counsellor. If a student’s annual average falls below 50%, they will be required to either repeat the class or withdraw from the school.

SUPPORT

Academic Support Programme (ASP)

The Academic Support Programme (ASP) is a program that provides extra support for students who are struggling academically. This program is designed to help these students catch up with their peers. If a student’s regime, terminal, or annual average score falls below our minimum acceptable average score of 65.00%, they will be placed on the program. If a student’s annual average falls below 50.00%, they will either need to repeat the class or withdraw from the school.

The Academic Support Counsellor works with several teaching and non-teaching staff to facilitate the program. Students on ASP receive additional teaching/learning time from their subject teachers, extra time for individual study, personalised academic and socio-emotional support from the counsellor, and closer supervision from staff members. Students will remain in the program until they consistently exceed the minimum acceptable score of 65.00%.

To provide more time for academics, students on ASP are required to abstain from social and co-curricular activities such as social events, movies, clubs, and mid-week games until their grades improve.

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