Our Academics

We are a Cambridge International School. Our strong academic and extra-curricular programmes ensure our scholars are prepared for the tertiary institution of their choice!!

British Academic Curriculum

Oxford Manor College's academic curriculum is balanced, covering linguistic, mathematical, human and social, scientific, aesthetic, and creative, technological, and physical areas. In both the Lower and Senior School, students have the opportunity to join in a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Oxford Manor College students’ attitudes to work are encouraged to be very positive so that they enjoy their studies and have highly developed skills of independent learning through their application of Study Technology. Their success is due both to their self-motivation arising from such application and to an excellent standard of teaching.
Work is marked with an emphasis on positive feedback, in accordance with the school's policy, and the teachers are encouraged to support written feedback with positive verbal comments which help to forge strong working relationships between teachers and students.

Adding Educational Value

With its intake of a wide range of mixed ability students, Oxford Manor College uses Study Technology, strong pastoral care, personal and group ethics to add educational value to any individual. Apart from aiming to add value to literacy and numeracy skills, and to encourage a capacity to think critically, Oxford Manor College aims to give a holistic education which includes moral values, British/Nigerian values, wide experience, social skills, an appreciation of education and a realisation of the future and the part education will play in it.

Oxford Manor College strives to provide students with the added value given by the experience and passion of its specialist teachers. The school aims to add value by broadening students' viewpoints, giving them 'hands-on' understanding as well as better subject knowledge, as shown by regular Cambridge assessments. A system of 'check sheets’ is used where appropriate in all subjects, beginning in the Lower School and progressing all the way to the Upper School. A check sheet is an individual study program giving a step-by-step progression through a body of work at the student's own pace, and including points of self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher assessment. This approach accommodates students of a wide range of abilities, from those needing support to the more able. Oxford Manor College’s students are good learners and are encouraged to make full use of the school's systems of self-assessment, including the check sheet system, to aid their progress.

Personal Developement

Oxford Manor College takes great care to forward students' personal development, supported by effective arrangements in safeguarding and other policies to ensure their welfare, health, and safety. Superlative relationships with staff are a key to this, and Oxford Manor College aims to create an atmosphere throughout the school in which all new students are made to feel welcome and free from bullying or other distractions. Consequently, behaviour and moral standards are kept high, and students achieve a good level of self-confidence, a high communication level, and learn, in varying degrees, to be socially and culturally aware. Clear procedures for the use of electronic devices minimise any risk of bullying or inappropriate use of the internet, and appropriate security firewalls and other e-safety provisions are made.


Oxford Manor College has a particular focus on encouraging students to demonstrate strong creative skills in writing, artwork, and drama, supporting them to be as articulate as possible, to listen carefully, and contribute well when asked.

Oxford Manor College and Cambridge

Oxford Manor College has opted to use the Cambridge Curriculum, provided through CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) for a number of reasons in alignment with its aims as a school: Cambridge provides a consistently high standard to act as a benchmark, while also permitting a range of students to succeed according to their abilities Its assessment systems allow detailed tracking of academic progress and value-added for individuals, groups and the school as a whole Cambridge provides opportunities for students to continue studying overseas and to use qualifications obtained at Oxford Manor College to acquire university or career places in other countries Cambridge is relatively free from changing UK-based academic or other markers and thus provides an anchored and secure curriculum for cross-curricular and long-term planning and development.

These programs are designed to prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. CIE's programs set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, are rooted in academic rigour, and provide a strong platform for progression. Oxford Manor College is one of over 10,000 schools in 160 countries working with CIE to prepare nearly a million learners for their future with an international education from Cambridge.

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualifications we deliver are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and are an international passport to progression and success.

Oxford Manor College and other Qualifications

From September 2020, Oxford Manor College will include WAEC, NECO, and JAMB examinations. Students will be prepared for these examinations. Also, ICT is mandatory in Year 10 and 11 to take into consideration our new digital world. Employers want to see students who have excellent ICT skills. Given this, the study of ICT will commence in Year 7 and progress to Year 12.


Oxford Manor College’s teaching is built around adding value to each individual student in terms of academic performance. For this purpose, a Value Added system is operated alongside a Completions system (‘Completions’ being defined for this purpose as completed parts of a scheme of work) in the Lower and Senior School.

The intention of the Value Added system is to ensure that students, whatever their ability, are catered for in every teacher’s approach, while the Completions system tracks students’ progress through the curriculum and flags up where additional support is needed. ‘Value Added’ is plotted on a horizontal grid to ensure that no students of either greater or lesser ability are compared with any other students.

The intention is that each individual student moves from left to right along this grid towards greater and greater ability, using differentiated approaches and Study Technology. In this, the Senior Management Team is proactive, using the Value Added grids to work out which student needs more support to progress in value-added terms, and then providing it accordingly.

Subject Knowledge

Oxford Manor’s teachers show excellent subject knowledge, have high expectations of adding value relative to the individual students they are teaching, produce well-planned and interesting lessons with clear learning objectives, and make good use of visual aids in alignment with their application of Study Technology. Such teaching creates engaging activities for students, with the pace varied enough for more able students as well as the less able ones.

Lower and Upper Seniors

Ages 11 to 16 (Years 7 to 11)

In the Lower Seniors (Years 7 to 9, ages 11 to 14), students get an all-round, strong foundational education in a wide range of subjects. This gives them the experience and information necessary for them to choose the subjects in which they want to specialise as they move from Year 9 to Year 10.

Students in the Upper Seniors (Years 10 and 11, ages 14 to 16) move through tailored programs in chosen subjects towards examinations at the end of Year 11. Year 12 students will be able to sit for other examinations such as WAEC, NECO, and JAMB.


Boarding takes in boys and girls from all over the country, aged between 11 and 16. Boarding emphasises on pastoral support, contributes effectively to the school’s aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to live their lives to the full, teaching responsibility and encouraging group contribution.

We don’t run the average boarding school! We emphasise on the moral and discipline aspect of boarding. The relationship with hostel staff which replicates the home feeling of having mummy and daddy there. You can leave your children in our capable hand; you will see your child not only excel in academics but behaviour, respect, and an understanding of how to cope in the real world.


That’s who we are. We will not, we cannot be beaten!
We have Outstanding Results in IGCSE and Now Offer WAEC and NECO for Year 12

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