Learner transition to Grade 4(Upper Primary) after completing Lower Primary.

Kenya CBC, Upper Primary

Learning Areas for Upper Primary

  1. English
  2. Kiswahili or KSL (for learners who are deaf)
  3. Home Science
  4. Agriculture
  5. Science and Technology
  6. Mathematics
  7. Religious (CRE/IRE/HRE), Moral and Life Skills Education
  8. Creative Arts (Art, Craft and Music)
  9. Physical and Health Education
  10. Social Studies (Citizenship, Geography, History)


11. Foreign Languages (Arabic, French, German, Chinese)

Assessment in Upper Primary School

There will be two types of assessment in upper primary. Formative assessment from Grades 4-6 will be continuous through individual learners’ portfolios. To transit to Grade 7, a national assessment will be administered at Grade 6

Read about Grade 7 and up here

Read the rest of the posts on CBC here

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Download the Basic Education Curriculum Framework, 2016 here