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Cambridge Curriculum Option Launching At Nova Pioneer In September 2024

Nova Pioneer has for the past 9 years delivered its unique learning approach using best practices from across the world. In Kenya, Nova Pioneer has delivered the National Curriculum (8-4-4 & CBC) and in South Africa, we have delivered the Cambridge Curriculum. 

Over the years, our families have requested that we consider delivering Cambridge Curriculum in addition to CBC and we are excited to announce that with the experience we have from delivering Cambridge Curriculum in South Africa, we are launching Cambridge curriculum as an option at Nova Pioneer Cambridge open to day scholars. Cambridge Year 7 (equivalent to CBC Grade 6) will be offered from September 2024. The plan from 2025 would be to make additional years and expand the curriculum across other years (not just limited to Year 7).

What is Unique about the Cambridge Curriculum?

Cambridge is rigorous and requires students to engage in depth with the content and skills of each subject they take. The ability to succeed in this curriculum is determined much more by the attitude and mindset of the student, and their ability to engage with course material, not only inside the classroom, but independently as well. Students that can apply knowledge and skills learnt, have the potential to do very well in the Cambridge curriculum.

Cambridge has designed its curriculum as an enquiry-based one, and therefore it is an excellent fit for us and our teachers who teach in Nova Pioneer schools that also have an explicit enquiry-based approach. 

Cambridge AS- and A-Level phases are specifically designed to prepare students for the academic rigours of university. For Cambridge AS- and A- Level, students take between 3 and 4 subjects normally, but are expected to delve into them in a far deeper way than they would be required from students in other curricula, where students may take seven or more subjects. At A-Level, much of the content covered is at first year university level, and consistent feedback from our SA-based Cambridge alumni is that they are certainly at an advantage in terms of content covered and academic ‘fitness’ than their counterparts completing other curricular.

More About The Cambridge Curriculum?

The Cambridge curriculum is an educational framework developed by Cambridge Assessment International Education, a part of the University of Cambridge. It provides a structured and comprehensive approach to education for students from primary to pre-university levels. Kenya is the 4th biggest market for Cambridge in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Zimbabwe #1, Nigeria #2, South Africa #3, Kenya #4).

Here’s why you should choose Cambridge:



Cambridge Curriculum

CBC The Nova Pioneer Way

Flexibility for Individual Growth

Innovation in Teaching

Practical Applications


Flexibility for Individual Growth

Recognizing that each student is unique, Nova Pioneer offers a flexible framework that allows for individual growth. Tailored to accommodate a range of learning styles, the curriculum empowers educators to create personalized learning paths that cater to the needs and interests of each student. This approach not only enhances engagement but also encourages students to take ownership of their education.

Innovation in Teaching 

Nova Pioneer merges innovative concepts with the educational systems by integrating modern teaching methodologies; exposing its students to dynamic learning experiences. From interactive digital resources to collaborative projects, Nova Pioneer equips students with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Practical Applications

Whether Cambridge, CBC or 8-4-4, Nova Pioneer puts emphasis on knowledge being applied to real-life situations. Lesson delivery places strong emphasis on practical application, encouraging students to connect theoretical xconcepts with their practical implications. This approach not only enhances understanding but also equips students with the tools they need to address real-world challenges with confidence.

Above all, Nova Pioneer seeks to instill a lifelong love for learning in both Cambridge and the Kenya National Curriculum by nurturing curiosity, creativity, and a hunger for knowledge; going beyond mere academic achievement. Nova Pioneer prepares students to embark on a journey of continuous learning, empowering them to adapt, innovate, and contribute meaningfully to society throughout their lives, and most importantly aligning so perfectly with Nova Pioneer’s core values; High Expectations, 21st century skills and a space for nurturing innovators and leaders.

Cambridge Curriculum Proven Track Record

Our students from our Ormonde campus recorded  remarkable achievement with one of our students achieving top position in Cambridge International Award by being top position globally for Cambridge International IGCSE Business Studies in November 2022.

An impressive 83% of our Ormonde graduating class achieved University Exemptions. Notably, Nova Pioneer students surpassed global subject pass averages in English, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Business, and History. 

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