The Kenyan Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) is a new system of education designed by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) team and launched by the ministry of education in 2017.

CBC is designed to emphasize the significance of developing skills and knowledge and also applying those competencies to real life situations.

At the end of learning period the learner should have been molded to have the following values:

            • Love
            • Responsibility
            • Respect
            • Unity
            • Peace
            • Patriotism
            • Integrity
            • Self-efficacy
            • Digital literacy

The creators of the CBC envision that at the end of the learning period, every learner should have achieved the following core competencies:

            • Communication and collaboration
            • Critical thinking and problem solving
            • Imagination and creativity
            • Citizenship
            • Learning to learn

So, what is different in the new curriculum?

            • Classes are now called grades
            • ECD has two levels only (pre-primary 1 and 2) that is pp1 and pp2
            • Subject areas are now referred to as learning areas
            • Topics/subtopics are now known as strands/sub strands
            • Learning outcomes is the new term that replaces lesson objectives.

Lastly, ‘Why CBC?

The goal of CBC is to produce holistic individuals with competences, values, knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a highly competitive world.

The main difference is that 8-4-4 focuses more on mastery of content, which encourages rote learning, while CBC 2-6-3-3 focuses on learners’ performance of skills and competences that are observable.

In conclusion, let us wholeheartedly embrace the CBC and enroll our children in Appleton Schools. This is an excellent opportunity to provide our children with a quality education and the necessary tools to succeed in life.