GES begins piloting of new SHS curriculum in Senior High Schools

piloting of new SHS curriculum

The Ghana Education Service has commenced piloting the new Senior High School (SHS) curriculum developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) in 33 second-cycle schools across the country.

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To be implemented fully in September for the 2024/2025 academic year, the new SHS curriculum, among others, is integrated with climate change, forestry and green economy issues to promote environmental studies.

The Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah, speaking at an event said general implementation after the piloting will commence at all schools beginning in the 2024/2025 academic year.

“Your Excellency, the Senior High School curriculum review has also been completed and is currently being piloted in some 33 schools across the country. Again, the new SHS curriculum is very well integrated with climate change and green economy issues,” he said.

The GES Director-General added, “We are confident that through these integrations, our students will develop a deeper interest in climate change and green economy issues and practices, ultimately impacting our planet positively.”

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In other news, the Director-General of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), Prof Edward Appiah says the new SHS curriculum will reduce subjects studied at the Senior High School level from 63 to 37 

When implemented, the NaCCA official said one of the most striking features of the new SHS curriculum is it will shift towards subject-area-based learning thus reducing the number of subjects from 63 to 37. 

Grouped into elective and core subjects, below are the 37 subjects to be studied by prospective students in Senior High schools (SHSs) across the country in the next academic year in September;

Elective subjects

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Computing
  5. Agriculture
  6. Physical Education & Health
  7. Home Economics
  8. History
  9. Economics
  10. Geography
  11. Government
  12. Art and Design Studio
  13. Performing Arts
    High School Subjects
    Elective-Subjects
  14. Applied Technology
  15. Business
  16. Religious Studies
  17. Literature-in-English
  18. ICT
  19. Ghanaian Languages*
  20. French
  21. Arabic*
  22. Spanish*
  23. Engineering Science+Robotics
  24. Biomedical Science
  25. Aviation & Aerospace Engineering
  26. Robotics
  27. Manufacturing Engineering

Core subjects

  1. English Language
  2. Additional Mathematics
  3. Mathematics
  4. General Science
  5. Social Studies
  6. Art & Design Foundation
  7. Agricultural Science

New Elective subjects

  • Engineering Science + Robotics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Aviation & Aerospace Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Activities on the Timetable

  • Physical Education & Health (PEH)
  • Religious & Moral Education (RME)
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