The Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum is a 4-years programme for learners in Basic 7 to SHS 1 (JHS 1 – SHS 1) comprising nine (9) subjects including Mathematics, English Language, Career Technology, Computing, Creative Arts and Design, Social Studies, Physical and Health Education, Ghanaian Language and Religious and Moral Education. Downlaod PDF of all Subject.
About the Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum
The Ministry of Education (MoE), acting through the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) with support from the Ghana Education Service (GES) has introduced new Educational Reforms to improve the quality and relevance of learning experiences in pre-tertiary schools in Ghana.
This curriculum, known as the Common Core Programme (CCP), is a follow-up to the Kindergarten-Primary (KG – B 6) Standards-Based School Curriculum, the implementation of which commenced with the 2019/2020 academic year. Download Weekly Lesson Plan. The CCP is carefully designed for learners in Basic 7 to Basic 10 (JHS 1 – SHS 1) as part of a holistic learning experience that prepares them for post-secondary education, the world of work or both.
The CCP curriculum focuses on building character and nurturing values, in addition to ensuring a seamless progression for all learners from JHS to SHS and creates clear pathways for academic and career-related programmes from Basic 10 to Basic 12 (SHS1 – SHS3). In the twenty-first century, memorization of facts and figures is no longer a sufficient learner attribute.
The Ministry of Education is committed to ensuring that our schools develop globally competitive high school graduates who have the requisite employable skills and work ethos. The CCP curriculum will, therefore, play an important role in this regard. The Ministry will support the effective implementation of the CCP to include capacity development of all teachers to ensure improved learning experiences and outcomes for our young people.
Components of Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum
This Common Core Programme (CCP) curriculum was developed together with;
National Pre-tertiary Learning Assessment Framework (NPLAF)
All these documents were developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MoE) with support Ghana Education Service – GES and other relevant stakeholders.
Therefore, the CCP focuses on the acquisition of the 4Rs (Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and cReativity) and core competencies to afford learners the ability to apply knowledge innovatively to solve everyday problems. Personal projects, community projects and community service have been integrated into the CCP as part of a comprehensive assessment programme, including assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that mainly emphasize what learners can do.
It is hoped that the content of this curriculum will promote better high school education that meets the varied learning needs of the young people in the country and addresses the shortfalls in the current school curriculum concerning learning and assessment.