Welcome To Kamuzu Academy

Kamuzu Academy Educational Structure

Kamuzu Academy is a selective, co-educational boarding school for pupils in the 11 to 18 age range. It occupies a large, purpose-built campus close to the village of Mtunthama, 150 km from Lilongwe City. Its rural setting, far from the distractions of large towns or cities, allows pupils to concentrate fully upon their educational development. It was founded by Malawi's first President, Dr H. Kamuzu Banda, to provide educated leaders for southern Africa in general and Malawi in particular.

The Academy offers courses leading to the IGCSE examinations of the University of Cambridge and other UK examining bodies at the end of Form 5, and to GCE AS and A levels at the end of the Lower and Upper 6th Forms respectively. Its lower school courses (Forms 1 to 3) are influenced by, but not tied to, the UK National Curriculum. It also offers the theory examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and is a centre for the US-based SAT examinations. Its three academic terms run from September to December, January to March and April to June, about 36 weeks in total.

Its wide-ranging curriculum covers English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Latin, Greek, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, French, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Business Studies, Law, CDT, Art and Design, Music and Physical Education. The Classics form an important part of its ethos, and one Classical subject is compulsory at IGCSE.

Christmas Term

Term start: 28th Aug 2022 Half Term, 14 - 30th Oct 2022 Founders Day, 19th Nov 2022 End term: 9th Dec 2022

Easter Term

Term start: 8th Jan 2023 Half Term, 11th Feb – 19th February 2023 Term End: 31st Mar 2023 Revision Week for Form 6 students only: 17 – 23rd Apr 2023

Independence Term

Term start: 23rd Apr 2023 Sports/Prize Giving Day: 20th May 2023 Term end: 30th June 2023

Academic Departments

Kamuzu Academy,
Private Bag 1,
Malawi. Central Africa.


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