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St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary Senior High School
  • St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary Senior High School: All details.
  • St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary Senior High School: All information.

St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary Senior High School is an all boys second cycle institution and it is among the publicly recognized Senior High School in Ghana. It is located at Wa in the Upper West Region. Below are details of the School.

Year of Establishment1963
MottoLumen Splendeat
SloganGiant Killers
NicknameVasco City
LocationWa
CategoryA

COURSES

  • General Science
  • Business
  • General Arts

OVERVIEW

  • Year of Establishment:1963
  • Location: Wa
  • School Type:Public
  • Residential Status:Day/Boarding
  • Gender:Boys

Information on Senior High Schools in Ghana (All Schools)

Upon successful completion of Basic Education (B.E.C.E), there is a 3-year Senior Secondary School. Students from Basic Education automatically qualifies for Senior High School education, however, the type of school and the programme they can be offered usually depends on the grade acquired during the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) and the competition for the programme and the school.

Nowadays, there have been a computer placement system that supervises the placement of students to schools based on the schools chosen by them during the application and registration process of B.E.C.E.  Usually, students with the better aggregate and placement is always at advantage.

Core Subjects         

These are compulsory courses that are offered to every Senior High School student, they are;

  • English Language
  • Core Mathematics
  • Integrated Science
  • Social Studies

Elective Subjects

Following the Core subject or Courses, one must select another four courses to justify the type of programme of study making it a total of eight subjects or courses.

Below are the electives one can select to make a programme of study complete. It is grouped according to the type of programme.

Agriculture Programme

Under the programme students are required to study:

  • Crop Husbandry and Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry/Fisheries/Forestry
  • Chemistry
  •  Physics
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • French or Music

Alternative Agricultural Programme for Schools without Science Laboratories

  • Crop Husbandry and Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry/Fisheries/Forestry
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics (Elective)

General Programme (Science)

Students are required to study:

  • Mathematics

Two or three of the following:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Technical Drawing
  • Geography
  • French or Music

General Programme (Arts)

Students are required to study any three or four of the following subjects:

  • Literature in English
  • French
  • Ghanaian Language
  • Music
  • Christian or Islamic or Traditional Religious Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Government
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • General Knowledge in Art

Business Programme (Accounting Option)

Students are required to study:

Introduction to Business Management, Accounting.

Any one or two of the following:

  • Business Mathematics or Principles of Costing
  • Economics Mathematics (Elective)
  • Typewriting
  • French or Music

Business Programme (Secretarial Option)

Students are required to study:

Introduction to Business Management, Typewriting.

Any one or two of the following:

  • Accounting
  • Business Mathematics or Principles of Costing
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • French or Music
  • Literature in English

Vocational Programme (Visual Arts Option)

Students are required to study

General Knowledge in Art

One of the following:

  • Graphic design
  • Picture making

One of the following:

  • Ceramics
  • Leatherwork
  • Sculpture
  • Basketry
  • Textiles
  • Jewellery

In addition, any one of the following subjects may be selected:

  • French
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Literature in English

Vocational Programme (Home Economics Option)

Management in Living

One of the following:

  • Foods and Nutrition

Clothing Students may select any one or two of the following:

  • Textiles
  • General Knowledge in Art
  • Economics
  • French

Technical Programme

Students are required to study:

  • Technical Drawing

One of the following:

  • Applied electricity
  • Electronics
  •  Auto Mechanics
  • Building Construction
  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork

Any one of the following:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  • French

Alternative Technical Programme

  • Technical Drawing

Two or three of the following;

  • Applied electricity
  • Electronics
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Building Construction
  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork

Any one of the following:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics (Elective)
  •  French

Practical training skills introduced in schools as part of the normal school timetable include the following:

  • Auto Practice
  • Beads making
  • Beauty Culture/Hairdressing etc.
  • Basketry/Ceramics
  • Batik work/Tie & Dye
  • Bee-keeping
  • Book-craft
  • Calabash work
  • Carpentry/Woodwork
  • Ceramics
  • Computer Literacy (Basics)
  • Drumming & Dancing
  • Electrical Installation
  • Embroidery
  • Gardening
  • Graphic Designing
  • Landscaping
  • Video Recording
  • Leatherwork/Shoe Repairs
  • Music/Piano
  • Painting (Construction)
  • Panel Beating (Auto Body works)
  • Photography
  • Poultry Rearing
  • Rabbit Rearing
  • Radio Repairs
  • Refrigeration
  • Sewing/Tailoring
  • Textile Design
  • Tin Smithing
  • Weaving
  • Wood carving/Sculpture

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