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
Textiles Technology and Design (Non-Formal) PDF icon Level 3 - Textiles Technology and Design (Non-Formal) Syllabus.pdf
Textiles Technology and Design (Non-Formal) PDF icon Level 1-2 - Textiles Technology and Design (Non-Formal) Syllabus.pdf
Theatre Forms 1-4 PDF icon Theatre Forms 1-4.pdf
Wood Technology & Design Form 1-4 PDF icon Wood Technology & Design Form 1-4.pdf

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