Students in Grades 8 and 9 follow Zambia?s Ministry of Education syllabus and write the Junior Secondary School Leaving Exams at the end of Grade 9. Grade 10 is a preparatory year and introduction to the Grade 11-12 University of Cambridge syllabus which provides students with an International General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Banani School places emphasis on the sciences and agricultural education and offers a good selection of humanities courses within an enriched English language environment. IGCSE courses presently offered are: Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Literature, French, History, Geography, Computer Studies and Agriculture. The curriculum is supplemented by courses leading to the Cambridge International Diploma in IT Skills Award.
Other school-developed courses include World Religions and Character Development. Both of these courses are aimed at providing students with an appreciation of all of the world?s major religions and diverse cultures and in teaching universal morals and values common to all people. Art classes are mandatory for junior grades and general arts activities are offered to all students as part of Banani”s extra-curricular programmes, which also include sports and service.
Textbooks are provided by the school on a loan basis and collected at each mid-term and term break. Students are charged for loss or unreasonable damage to texts. Students must supply their own exercise books, math sets, and other stationery supplies.