Enrolling your child or ward in certain schools is sometimes influenced by their curriculum. For instance, you may want your child to attend a school that has a predominantly British styled education system.
In Nigeria, there are several schools that prepare students in this way; however there are a few ways in which you can know if their education indeed prepares your child in the British way.
Two unique features of every British styled school include the Cambridge A-Levels programme and an education tailored to prepare students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
Lekki British School
LBS was established in Lagos 17 years ago. They focus on developing a unique environment that trains the child using the traditional British school system. They have pre-school, junior school and high school hence they admit children from 15 months to 18 years
They also offer a Cambridge A-Level, a one year course typically for 16-19 year olds that prepares students for higher in education in both local and international schools.
Additionally, they offer a foundation program that prepares students for international education. This programme comprises the Cambridge A-Level course and involves adequate counseling of global education; equipping your child with the right information in order to make the right choice in his/her pursuit of international education.
British International School
BIS is another top school that tailors its education to meet the traditional British Curriculum. They combine this education system with the traditional Nigerian educational curriculum.
Generally, their training in the British Curriculum prepares the child for both the Cambridge A-level courses as well as the IGSCE.
Their students are from diverse multicultural origins and are known to excel in their international studies.
Lead British International Schools
LBIS is located in Abuja and was established in 2007 to provide the British-styled education curriculum to students. Their education system caters for children from their age of 4 to 18 years.
Their A-Levels programme adequately prepares students for admission into world class universities in both Britain and America. They also have their university foundation programme that prepares students to get into Nigerian Universities.
Whiteplains British Schools
Whiteplains is another Abuja based British school that was established in 2007 to provide high quality British Education. They have pre-school for children from ages 1 to 6. They also offer primary and secondary education. As implied by their name, their curriculum is strictly British.
They have a unique blend of expatriate and indigenous tutors that ensure that students get the best quality of education
They are partners with several British Universities which make the process of admission of students into these schools a much easier.
They offer both Cambridge A-Level programme and the university foundation programme which prepares students for admission into both international and local universities
Atlantic Hall School
Located in Epe, Lagos, Atlantic Hall offer a unique blend of the British and Nigerian educational system in. They offer full boarding facilities and they prepare their students for the West African Senior School Certicate Exam (WASSCE), the IGCSE and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Students typically range from 10 to 17. The school maintains a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 9 with not more 25 in a class.
Their students come from a multicultural background including countries like Ghana, Britain and the United States of America. This is why they’ve made admission into their school quite flexible; your child can write his entrance exams from where you are without having to travel down to the school.
Grange Secondary School
Grange is one of the oldest British-based schools. It is approved by the UK’s Independent Association of Preparatory School. It was established in 1958 by British expatriates to provide education equivalent to what can be expected in the United Kingdom.
Their curriculum is tailored to prepare students for the IGCSE.
They maintain a class size of 18. The school is in partnership with major British organisations relating to education and the school’s Patron is the British High Commissioner to Nigeria.
Day Waterman College
This is another top tier school that is located in Ogun state. In line with the British system, Day Waterman has two educational stages namely the KS3 (7-9 years) KS4 (10-11). Their curriculum prepares their students for the IGCSE. They are also known to uniquely incorporate the local culture which fosters integration of the students with their environment
This is another school that adopts the British national curriculum. They offer education from the crèche level to the post secondary school stage.
The education system at Greensprings is generally tailored to prepare the students for the IGCSE.
Additionally, they offer a post secondary diploma which is internationally recognized. It is called the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) which prepares their students for international education and enables to excel anywhere in the world.
Meadow Hall School
Meadow Hall is another Lagos-based school with the British styled education system. It successfully combines this British Curriculum with the Nigerian one. It was established in 2002 and it includes an infant school, a junior school and a college.
Corona is another top school that infuses the British system of education into the school’s curriculum. Their students are often well trained to meet the rigours of University education in any part of the world.
Their rich curriculum prepares students for the British IGCSE and Cambridge Checkpoint Examination.
Corona offers a range of subject that also prepares their students even in way beyond the four walls of university. These include elective subjects like design and technology, ICT, photography, global perspective and marketing.
If you are looking for schools in Nigeria that use the British curriculum and also deliver qualitative education, you’re sure to get satisfied with the service of any of the listed schools.
However, if you have certain preferences which you’ll need to clarify before enrolling your child in any of these schools, you’re free to find out more from their websites.