CURRICULUM

The school operates her curriculum in line with the national policy of the 6-3-3-4 system of education. The school operates on a continuous assessment system of evaluation. At the Junior Secondary School level, the school prepares the students for examination and the State Ministry of Education. Successful candidate proceeds to the senior school. At the end, they will sit for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by West Africa Examination Council (WAEC). Every student in the Senior Secondary School shall offer subjects according to the directive and approval of the federal / state government.

PROMOTION CRITERIA

In Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School (Private), the GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) system is used. This is because our college prepares students for higher education in colleges and universities where the GPA is the prevalent standard. It helps track grades so that students may recognize their academic status and appreciate the quantity of study time on task required. It also assists students to take all subjects seriously rather than the discriminate (selective) attention sometimes given to specific subjects. For placement into the next class, students must satisfy the requirement of promotion. A minimum of 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the benchmark. Students below this standard may be required to repeat the class. However, students with totally unsatisfactory performance may be advised to withdraw.

Sample Grade-Point Average Calculation

To calculate a grade point average (GPA), 1. Determine the grade points earned in each subject by multiplying course credits by the appropriate grade equivalent, 2. Add the grade points earned in each course to calculate a term total. 3. Divide this sum by the number of credits taken to determine the term/session grade-point average. In the example below, 47.5 grade points ÷ 16 credits hours = 2.97 grade-point average (GPA).

Example of students GPA calculation.
subjects credit Hours Raw score Grade Grade Equivalent Grade point[grade equivqlent*credit hours
Mathematics 5 67 C+ 3.0 15
English Lang. 5 59 C- 2.0 10
Yoruba Lang. 3 72 B- 3.5 10.5
Basic science 3 77 B+ 4.0 12
Total Credit Hours 1.6 47.5

To get the sample student's GPA, the total grade points are divided by the total credit hours attempted.

Total Grade points 47.5
divided by G.P.A =2.97
Total credit
Hours Attempted 16

In Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, the GPA is used to place students in the next class as well as select students into similar categories so as to treat equals equally and unequals unequally. This is very important in-order to offer special intervention to low learners. Placement into the next class in Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School requires a minimum of 3.0 C.G.P.A at the termination of the Academic year in the third term.

JUNIOR SCHOOL CREDIT DISTRIBUTION

subjects Credits Units
1 English Language. 5
2 Mathematics 5
3 Basic Science 3
4 Christian Religous Knowledge 2
5 Social Studies 3
6 Business Studies 3
7 Yoruba 3
8 Basic Technology 2
9 Home Economics 2
10 Physical Health Education 2
11 Agricultural Science 2
12 Civic Education 2
13 Computer 2
14 French 2
15 Catholic Faith 5

GRADE LEGEND
0-39= U(0.0)
40-44= D-(0.5)
45-49= D(1.0)
50-54= C-(2.0)
60-64= C(2.5)
65-69= C+(3.0)
70-74= B-(3.5)
75-79= B(4.0)
80-84= B+(0.0)
85-89= A-(5.0)
90-94= A(5.5)
95-99= A+(6.0)

N.B. Credit units are weighted according to time spent on instruction per subject.

SENIOR SCHOOL CREDIT DISTRIBUTION

subjects Credits Units
1 English Language. 5
2 Mathematics 5
3 Biology 3
4 Yoruba 3
5 Chemistry 3
6 Physics 3
7 Further Mathematics 2
8 Financial Accounts 3
9 Economics 3
10 Commerce 3
11 Literature-English 3
12 Government 3
13 Agricultural Science 2
14 Technical Drawing 2
15 Geograhy 3
16 Christian Religious Knowledge 3
17 Home Management 2
18 Computer/ICT 3
19 Insurance 3
20 Animal Husbandry 3
21 Catering & Craft Practice 3
22 Civic Education 3
23 French Language 2

TERMS DEFINED

Credit Hours= The number of times subject is taught in a week. Raw Score= The exact score a student earns in the subject. Grade= The endorsed grade as practiced by the school. Grade Equivalent= The numerical equivalent of the grade [as shown in the grade legend] Grade Point= The product of Credit hours and grade equivalent GPA= The ratio of Total Grade Points to Total Credit Hours.