Secondary

SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL

FORMS 1 TO 4

The secondary school curriculum should offer learners from Forms 1 to 4 a broad based curriculum from which they acquire the necessary competences from different learning areas to cater for their diverse talents, interests, aptitudes and abilities. The choice of Learning Areas at this level guides learners on progression to various career paths or further studies and should be guided by the Ministry’s emphasis on STEAM/STEM, Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities and Languages, Design and Technology and Commercials. Each learner shall participate in at least ten (10) learning areas, seven (7) of which will be cross cutting and three (3) to five (5) others will be necessary electives. The necessary electives indicate a choice of Pathway by the learner at Forms 5 and 6.

In Forms 1 to 4, all learners engage in the following cross cutting (compulsory) Learning Areas:  

  • Agriculture Forms 1-4
  • Physical Education, Sport and Mass Displays Forms 1-4
  • General Science Forms 1-4
  • Mathematics Forms 1-4
  • Indigenous Language Forms 1-4
  • English Language Forms 1-4
  • Heritage Studies and LOP Forms 1-4

The Necessary Electives

The necessary electives shall be chosen from the Learning Areas in the following categories:

Sciences

  • Computer Science Forms 1-4
  • Geography Forms 1-4
  • Physics Forms 3 - 4
  • Chemistry Forms 3 - 4
  • Biology Forms 3 - 4

Mathematics

  • Additional Mathematics Forms 3 - 4
  • Pure Mathematics Forms 3-4
  • Statistics Forms 3 – 4

Languages

  • Literature in English Forms 1-4
  • Literature in Zimbabwe Indigenous Languages Forms 1-4
  • Foreign Languages Forms 1-4

Humanities

  • History Forms 1-4
  • Sociology Forms 1-4
  • Economic History Forms 1- 4
  • Family and Religious Studies Forms 1-4

Commercials

  • Business & Enterprise Skills Forms 1- 4
  • Commerce Forms 1-4
  • Commercial Studies Forms 3 - 4
  • Economics Forms 1-4
  • Principles of Accounts Forms 1-4

Technical Vocational

  • Building Technology and Design Forms 1-4
  • Design and Technology Forms 1 – 4
  • Food Technology and Design Forms 1-4
  • Metal Technology and Design Forms 1- 4
  • Home Management and Design Forms 3 - 4
  • Technical Graphics and Design Forms 1-4
  • Textile Technology and Design Forms 1-4
  • Wood Technology and Design Forms 1-4

Music and Arts

  • Art Forms 1- 4
  • Dance Forms 1- 4
  • Musical Arts Forms 1- 4
  • Theatre Arts Forms 1-4

FORMS 5 AND 6

The Curriculum promotes the five Pathway system which includes the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM); Visual and Performing Arts; Humanities and Languages; Design and Technology and Commercials. A learner is placed into a pathway of choice using the acquired competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) and learner profile record. All Learning Areas have the same weight.

Forms 5 & 6

Secondary Syllabuses

Title Syllabus Download
Home Management and Design PDF icon Home Management and Design.pdf
Horticulture (Non-Formal) PDF icon Level 3 - Horticulture (Non-Formal) Syllabus.pdf
Indigenous Languages Form 1-4 PDF icon Indigenous Languages Form 1-4.pdf
Level 1-2 - Agriculture (Non-Formal) Syllabus PDF icon Level 1-2 - Agriculture (Non-Formal) Syllabus (1).pdf
Life Skills Orientation Programme PDF icon Life Skills Orientation Programme.pdf
Literature in English Syllabus PDF icon Literature in English Syllabus.pdf
Literature in Indeginous Languages PDF icon LITERATURE IN INDEGINOUS LANGUAGES#1.pdf
Mathematics (Non-Formal) PDF icon Level 1-2 - Mathematics (Non-Formal) Syllabus.pdf
Mathematics Syllabus PDF icon Mathematics Syllabus.pdf
Metal Technology Forms 1- 4 PDF icon Metal Technology Forms 1- 4.pdf
MTB Bio PDF icon MTB Bio.pdf
Musical Arts Syllabus Forms 1 - 4 PDF icon Musical Arts Syllabus Forms 1 - 4.pdf
O Level Statistics PDF icon O level Statistics.pdf
Principles of Accounting (Non- Formal) PDF icon Level 1-2 - Principles of Accounting (Non- Formal) Syllabus.pdf
Pure Mathematics (Non-Formal) PDF icon Level 3 - Pure Mathematics (Non-Formal) Syllabus.pdf
Pure Mathematics (Non-Formal) PDF icon Level 2 - Pure Mathematics (Non-Formal) Syllabus.pdf
Pure Mathematics Forms 3 - 4 PDF icon Pure Mathematics Forms 3 - 4.pdf
Technical Graphics and Design (Non-Formal) PDF icon Level 1-2 - Technical Graphics and Design (Non-Formal) Syllabus.pdf
Technical Graphics Forms 1 - 4 PDF icon Technical Graphics Forms 1 - 4.pdf
Textile and Design Technology PDF icon Textile and Design Technology.pdf

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