List of compulsory and optional subjects in junior secondary

List of compulsory and optional subjects in junior secondary

The Grade 6 learners will study a number of subjects when they join junior secondary school at Grade 7 in January next year.

Junior secondary comprises of Grade 7, 8 and 9. Below are compulsory and optional subjects offered in junior secondary.


1. English   

2. Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign Language for learners who are deaf         

3. Mathematics       

4. Integrated Science            

5. Health Education

6. Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education                  

7. Social Studies      

8. Religious Education – learners choose one of the following:            

a) Christian Religious Education 

b) Islamic Religious Education 

c) Hindu Religious Education

9. Business Studies

10. Agriculture 

11. Life Skills Education 

12. Sports and Physical Education

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (Minimum 1, Maximum 2)

1. Visual Arts  

2. Performing Arts  

3. Home Science  

4. Computer Science  

5. Foreign Languages:  

6. German

7. French  

8. Mandarin  

9. Arabic  

10. Indigenous Languages

11. Kenyan Sign Language  

NB: ICT will be a delivery tool for all Subjects


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