Our curriculum enables our students to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. The range includes drama, prose and poetry from the works of Shakespeare to contemporary literature.
Students develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through their studies, they learn to recognise and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied.
At The Concord School, we encourage students to explore universal issues, thereby promoting students’ better understanding of themselves and of the world around them.
We aim to develop students who:
- Enjoy the experience of reading literature
- Understand and respond to literary texts in different forms and from different periods and cultures
- Communicate an informed personal response appropriately and effectively
- Appreciate different ways in which writers achieve their effects
- Experience literature’s contribution to aesthetic, imaginative and intellectual growth
- Explore the contribution of literature to an understanding of areas of human concern.
WAEC and IGCSE
Our syllabus is structured to prepare our students for both the West African Senior Secondary Examinations and the International General Certificate Secondary Examinations in Literature-In-English.
Through intense focus and creative solutions, we complete all topics of syllabus for both WAEC and IGCSE exams before the end of the 11th year(SS2) with our students writing the IGCSE by May/June of that year.
To give an idea of the exam results which our students at The Concord school achieve at WAEC and IGCSE, we have provided the results in English Language over the most recent year, 2019. WAEC A1-B3:20%. A1-C6:100% IGCSE A*-B:50%, A*-C: 100%