(Age: 6 -
To enable the child to live a full life and to realize his or her potential as a unique individual
To enable the child to develop as a social being through living and co-
To prepare the child for further education and lifelong learning.
The curriculum is learner-
Cambridge Primary Curriculum British Curriculum GES curriculum
English Art & Design Social Studies
Mathematics ICT RME
Science French Ghanaian Language (Twi)
(Ages: 11 -
International Programme : Cambridge Secondary 1(Checkpoint) – Subjects Taught:
Cambridge Secondary 1Curriculum (Checkpoint) Others
English Literature History PE
Mathematics Geography ICT Art & Design
Science Economics French Music
VIS utilizes the Cambridge Secondary 1 programme as a comprehensive syllabus-
We offer Cambridge Checkpoint assessment once during the year and the results provide both the school and student with comprehensive diagnostics reports set to international standards.
The Cambridge Secondary 1 Science is presented in four content areas: Scientific enquiry, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work and recording and analyzing data. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history are also incorporated.
Listening are about developing thinking skills and encouraging intellectual engagement. The learning objectives span knowledge and understanding. The curriculum encourages learners who are confident, creative and intellectually engaged, capable of applying their skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with enjoyment and understanding.
The objective of the BECE is for both certification and selection to Senior High Schools and Technical Institutions. Basic education connotes the attainment of certain minimum levels of educational goals – the mastery of some basic knowledge and skills. The emphasis on junior secondary education is therefore to ensure every child is equipped with the essential knowledge and skills that can make him/her develop the ability to function effectively in the society.
In other words, the need to make the first half of secondary education comprehensive is to ensure the youth is equipped with the essential knowledge and skills that will make them interact meaningfully with their changing environment and adapt to the advancement in science and technology in the society.
This suggests the minimum pass levels required in all the subjects should define the criteria for basic education. Minimum educational requirements become synonymous with basic education.
Basic education concept therefore embodies a philosophy that has implications for assessment, grading and certification of junior high school graduates.
GES Programme : BECE – Subjects Taught:
Core Subjects Others
English BDT (Pre-
Mathematics RME PE
Integrated Science ICT French
Vilac International School Class levels British Class levels
Preschool ( 2 ≤Age<6)
Nursery 1 ( 2 ≤Age<3) Nursery ( Age 3 -
Nursery 2 ( 3 ≤Age<4) Primary (Age 4 – 11)
Kindergarten 1 ( 4 ≤Age<5) Reception ( 4 ≤Age<5)
Kindergarten 2 ( 5≤Age<6) Year 1 ( 5 ≤Age<6)
Primary ( 6 ≤Age<11)
Grade 1 (6 ≤Age<7) Year 2 (6 ≤Age<7)
Grade 2 (7 ≤Age<8) Year 3 (7 ≤Age<8)
Grade 3 (8 ≤Age<9) Year 4 (8 ≤Age<9)
Grade 4 (9 ≤Age<10) Year 5 (9 ≤Age<10)
Grade 5 (10 ≤Age<11) Year 6 (10 ≤Age<11)
Cambridge Secondary 1 classes BECE classes Secondary edu. (A 11-
Checkpoint 1 (11 ≤Age<12) Grade 6 (11 ≤Age<12) Year 7 (11 ≤Age<12)
Checkpoint 2 (12 ≤Age<13) Grade 7 (12 ≤Age<13) Year 8 (12≤Age<13)
Checkpoint 3 (13 ≤Age<14) Grade 8 (13≤Age<14) Year 9 (13≤Age<14)
Grade 9 (14 ≤Age<15)