Curriculum

The Rwanda National Curriculum
 
Riviera offers a full secondary school program from Senior 1 to Senior 6 and curriculum offered by the Rwanda Education Board. The National Curriculum is revised regularly by international consultants to cater for the growing economic and educative demands of the country and world at large. The curriculum is one of the most highly developed in Africa and from a 12 year education system positions students for study abroad.
 
Ordinary Level- Is a three year program from S1 to S3 and is completed with national examinations by the Rwanda National Examinations Council. Subjects offered and examined include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Entrepreneurship, English Language and Kinyarwanda. French, Literature in English and Computing are offered, but are non-examinable.
 
Advanced Level - Only successful candidates from O’level or equivalent are promoted to A ‘level. This is also a three year program from S4 to S6 leading to ‘A’ Level national examinations and a Certificate of Completion from the Rwanda Education Board (REB). Subject combinations offered include

Science Combinations are:

  • Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB)
  • Mathematics, Physics, Geography (MPG)
  • Mathematics, Economics, Geography (MEG)
  • Mathematics, Economics, Computer Studies (MEC)
  • Mathematics, Physics, Computer Studies (MPC)
  • Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (BCM)
  • Compulsory & Examinable General Paper & Entrepreneurship lessons are also taken
  • Compulsory, but Non- Examinable ICT lessons are also taken
The Cambridge International Curriculum
 
IGCSE - The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international qualification. It is a four year program, Key Stages 3 and 4, Yr 8 - 11. Riviera offers subjects in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Geography and History. Non-examinable ICT is also offered
 
AS & A Level - The Cambridge GCE AS & A Levels are the natural destination for students taking IGCSE. This is a two-year program, Key Stage 5; Years 12 and 13 and thereafter, university.   Principal subjects offered are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Geography and History.  Subsidiary subjects are English Language, Psychology and General Paper. Students may take a minimum of three Principal subjects and one Subsidiary subject. 
 
Intensive English Course from August-October each year

The school delivers an intensive English Course each year, targeting Franco-phone students mainly from Burundi, which enhances students’ learning in English for the start of the following academic year in Term 1(January).