The Secondary School

The Secondary school will cover grades 9-12 (the same ages as in the US system). The Ethiopian education system demands that national exams are taken at the end of grade 8 to pass to secondary school. Then at the end of grade 10 there are more national exams which determine if the student can take the last 2 years of school. At this stage the student must decide between social science (history/geography/language emphasis) or natural science (biology, chemistry and physics). The country is in desperate need of more scientists and so there is now an emphasis on natural science and the availability of University places is 75% natural science: 25% social science to encourage the study of natural science. At the Nicolas Robinson School our focus will reflect the national need for students at all times. We are especially keen that our science facilities will be equipped to the highest standards.

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