FOUNDATION PROGRAMME ( ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA) After the IGCSE Grade 11 examination, students have the opportunity of a unique Grade 12 programme at Grenville Schools. Our School, Grenville (Secondary) Schools offer the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in Nigeria in conjunction with the Brock Academy, Canada. The OSSD is equivalent to the British Foundation Programme and it is the Canadian Year 12 for entry into top Universities in Canada. As a requirement for University placement for students, the OSSD is recognized and accepted all over the world. On completion of the OSSD programme, students will have been equipped with a diploma that will be used for admission into any University of their choice all over the world.
Sixth Form Academics
The secondary arm of Grenville Schools is one of the schools covered by the Cambridge Assessment International Education. The first three years of secondary education, otherwise known as Checkpoint Class, covers a large aspect of a child’s acquisition of basic knowledge and developmental skills, attitude and aptitude.
The Checkpoint Class (Key Stage 3) begins with Year 7 and terminates in Year 9, where a child would be expected to write the Checkpoint Examinations. The Checkpoint Examination covers English, Mathematics and Science. The significance of the Checkpoint Examinations is essentially in its ability to channel the direction of a child towards subject choices in the pre-IGCSE class (Year 10), having identified his/her strengths and weaknesses.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) bifurcates into Year 10 and Year 11. The bulk of the syllabus is covered in Year 10, which is more like a preparatory class for the examinations in Year 11. The final year of the IGCSE class (YEAR 11) is a revision class, where most of the topics covered in Year 10 are reviewed and tested in readiness for the terminal examinations.
Overall, students are expected to learn in a continuum from Year 7 through Year 11 as all the knowledge, skills, attitude and aptitude will be put to the test in the final examinations.
Grenville (Secondary) School, in conjunction with University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES), embraces flexibility by allowing students pick from a pool of subjects which may include English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Literature, Accounting, Economics, and many others.
Sixth Form Parent Reflection
Mr. Abou Hassan: Am excellent school, my children enjoy coming to school and I am happy about the progress they are making.
Mrs. Ghrazi: I love the activities which provide a great and enriching experience for the children. They learn swimming, Taekwondo, they act plays, there is fun day and above all the hands on teaching using Montessori Method in preschool are all great experiences for my son.
Foundation Programme (OSSD) Canada:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
OSSD (BROCK ACADEMY) Canada Grenville offers a post-secondary school Canadian curriculum, called Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is an advanced certificate not only an equivalent to any ‘A’ level certificate, but also broader in content.
It includes English Language, paper presentations, Business Management for all pathways. The pathways are:
- Liberal Arts
The course runs for one academic year, and the certificate is acceptable in most prestigious Canadian universities and some American colleges and universities as well.
Sixth Form Co-ordinator
Grenville OSSD Centre is a flourishing Sixth Form which provides an outstanding environment in which our students thrive, both academically and personally. The root of this is our determination to meet the needs of all of our students, maintain high academic standards and provide opportunities to ensure that our students are well prepared for the next stage in their academics journey.
We firmly believe that our achievements are based upon the key strength of positive relationships. Everybody matters in our Sixth Form, and the rapport between staff and students underpins the purposeful and creative learning environment that we all enjoy. We provide experienced and a seasoned teachers coupled with our strong pastoral and mentorship teams which enable our students to realize their potentials. Our aim is to translate student’s hopes and ambitions for the future into academic and personal successes. This is achieved through a combination of student endeavours, effective teaching, challenging targets and robust tracking systems.
We take great pride in our students’ achievements. We believe that we provide a curriculum for students of different abilities and we thank you for taking time to find out more about our OSSD/Sixth Form. We hope the course information effectively illustrates the learning environment and curriculum we offer, but if you would like to come and see for yourself, please do not hesitate to so.
We look forward to meeting you.