Our Approach

Academic Programme:

The School will provide a six-year secondary school programme thus:

1. Junior secondary – a 3-year programme culminating in presentation of the students for the exams of the Basic Education Certificate Exams and the Cambridge Checkpoint.

The Junior School subjects will include the subjects stated in the Nigerian curriculum:

  1. English Studies – English Language and English Literature
  2. Mathematics
  3. Basic Science and Technology (BST)
  4. Religion and National Values
  5. Cultural and Creative Arts
  6. Pre-vocational Studies
  7. Business Studies
  8. Languages – French and Mandarin

This curriculum will be enriched thus:

  1. Project-based learning
  2. Integration with core skills
  3. Inclusion of coding and app development in BST
  4. Experiential learning through excursions, clubs and societies and competitions. 
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2. Senior secondary: a 3-year programme ending in Grade 12 when students will be presented for the terminal exams (WAEC) in line with the Nigerian curriculum. There will also be an option for a 5-year secondary education programme (made up of 3 years junior secondary and 2 years senior secondary) terminating in the exams of Cambridge International Education, the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE). Students may opt to sit for both exams. However, the WAEC exams will only be available for Grade 12 students.

The subjects that will be offered in the Senior School will be organised in 6 departments thus:

  • English Studies: English Language
  • Humanities: Geography, Social Sciences, Sociology, Civic Education, Economics, Government, Literature-in-English
  • Technology: ICT, Coding, Electrical Engineering, Metalwork, Technical Drawing
  • Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science
  • Mathematics: Mathematics, Further Mathematics
  • Languages: Mandarin, French
  • Arts: History, Music, Visual Arts 
  • Business Studies: Accounting, Commerce
  • Trade Subjects: Marketing, Photography, Catering Craft, Data Processing, Garment Making, Tourism, Food and Nutrition
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Instructional Methodology:

Teachers will deploy a wide range of teaching approaches including:

  • Lectures 
  • Demonstrations 
  • Quizzes
  • Field trips
  • Individualized instruction
  • Computer-assisted learning 
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Case studies
  • Problem solving. and inductive/deductive thinking techniques.

The use of teaching aids will be emphasized in the proposed school and will provide resources including:

  • Textbooks
  • Library books
  • Reference books
  • Computers
  • Smart board
  • Laboratories
  • Audio, visual and other multimedia devices.

Use of Technology:

While ICT will be taught as a subject, its main deployment will be as a tool for use in teaching, learning, and research as well as school administration. The deployment of technology in the school will be as follows:

  • Desktop computers per classroom
  • Fully equipped ICT laboratories
  • Multimedia laboratory for children to research and produce independent work
  • Wireless network with specialized equipment such as Smart-boards in all classrooms, laboratories and specialized rooms, digital photo laboratories, etc.
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Extracurricular Activities:

The school will provide a broad range of extra-curricular activities that will mentally challenge the students and develop them physically, build social values and self-esteem and correlate with the curriculum. Some of these will include:

  • Science club
  • Literary and Debating Society 
  • Art Club
  • Spelling Bees
  • Drama Club
  • Red Cross
  • Boy Scouts/ Girls’ Guide

Learning Support Activities:

Learning support activities will be aimed at bridging the parent-school divide and bringing parents into the learning process. It will also support parents in their bid to help their children learn. These activities will include:

  • PTA meetings
  • Information sharing sessions
  • Provision of curriculum guides for parents 
  • Open days and tea mornings.
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Guidance and Counselling:

The unit will provide guidance and counselling services of all students will be an integral component of the academic programme of the school. The guidance and counselling services and programs will promote the personal/social, educational, and career development of all students. 

Extra and co-curricular activities

The school will provide a broad range of extra-curricular activities that will mentally challenge the students and develop their character, physical growth, social values and self-esteem while also synergising with the curriculum. Some of these will include: 

  • Sports and games
  • Community Service 
  • Girl Guides, Red Cross Society, Cadet Force
  • Ballet and modern dance
  • Drama, Literary and Debating Society
  • Indoor games including Chess
  • The Press and Writing Club
  • Home Economics Club
  • Cultural Society
  • Farmers/Horticultural Society
  • The Commonwealth and Historical Society
  • Conservation and Environmental Club
  • Junior Achievement
  • Jets Club
  • Music Club
  • Drama Club

Boarding:

Bluewaters Academy is a co-educational day and boarding secondary school set up and dedicated to building the total child by providing a comprehensive education through a range of opportunities where each individual child can develop their talents both in the academics and extra curricula activities provided. We build in our students the desire to think globally and function as world class citizens.

We aim to achieve this through the following;

Teaching the UK national curriculum at key stages 3 and 4, preparing them to write checkpoint exams at the end of year 9 and IGCSE at key stage 4 with sixth year for the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Exam (WASSCE). This is a blended curriculum.

  • Building in the students the confidence to be life-long learners and the discipline to pursue excellence in all their endeavors.
  • Our core values and traditions are derived from Christian principles. To this end, we will instil virtues such as honesty, kindness, diligence, compassion, mutual respect and a healthy and robust embrace of diversity of colour, race, gender and religion. We value in every child, confidence and humility, hard work and excellence.
  • We celebrate leadership and moral uprightness, responsibility and faithfulness, modesty and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We will instil in every child self-confidence and integrity through hard-work and excellence demonstrated in their personal qualities, skills and talents.
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