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COLEGIO DE SAN JUAN DE LETRAN

INTRAMUROS, MANILA

High School Curriculum / Subject List


Subject
First Year

Description

Minutes

Araling Panlipunan 1
Filipino 1
Religion/Values Education 1
Technology & Home Economics 1
Science & Technology 1
Mathematics 1

Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas at Pamahalaan


Wika, Ibong Adarna
.
Home Economics & General Shop
Physical & Biological Science
Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, Statistics &
Business Math
PE, Health & Music
Grammar & Composition, Phil. Literature

40
40
40
80
80
60

PEHM 1
English 1
Homeroom
.

40
80
460

Total

Second Year
Filipino 2
Araling Panlipunan 2
Religion/Values Education 2
Technology & Home Economics 2
Science & Technology 2
Mathematics 2
PEHM 2
English 2

Wika, Florante at Laura


Kasaysayan ng Asya
Home Economics & General Shop
Biology & Technology
Elementary Algebra, Geometry & Statistics
PE, Health & Music
Grammar & Composition, Afro-Asian
Literature

40
40
40
80
80
60
40
80

Homeroom
460
Total

Third Year
Filipino 3
Araling Panlipunan 3
Religion/Values Education 3
Technology & Home Economics 3

Wika, Noli Me Tangere


Economics
Digital Electronics, Computer Software /

40
40
40
80

Application & Practical Electricity


Science & Technology 3
Mathematics 3
PEHM 3
English 3
Homeroom
Elective - Trigonometry
.

Chemistry & Technology


Advance Algebra, Geometry & Statistics
PE, Health & Music
Grammar & Composition, American

80
60
40
80

460
Total

Fourth Year
Filipino 4
Araling Panlipunan 4
Religion/Values Education 4
Technology & Home Economics 4
Science & Technology 4
Mathematics 4
Mathematics 4
PEHM 4 / CAT
English 4
Homeroom
.

Wika, EL Filibusterismo
World History
Basic Programming & Computer Accounting
Physics
Advance Algebra, Trigonometry & Statistics
Analytic Geometry & Intro to Calculus
PE, Health & Music\ Citizen Army Training
Grammar & Composition, American

40
40
40
80
80
60
40
40
60
480

Total

ENGLISH OFFERINGS
English 1 - Grammar & Composition, Phil. Literature
This course is the first of a four-series program designed to develop and enhance the
communication ability in English of high school students. This covers the basics of English, the
parts of speech and their effective use in sentences towards fluency, appropriacy, acceptability
and accuracy of both oral and written communication.
English 2 - Grammar & Composition, Afro-Asian Literature
this comes in four units: Unit One, on preparing to learn; Unit Two, on towards fluency; Unit
Three on towards appropriacy and acceptability; and Unit Four, on towards accuracy. Preparing
to learn is a unit anchored on the theme of valuing our past through readings giving values of
the past and on self-conditioning lessons focused or commitment of oneself to learning through
habitual studying, listening, and reading and making use of the radio, television and movies in
learning. Added is a review of past lessons on sentence recognition, subject, predicate, basic
patterns and meaning; agreement of subject and verb, verb forms and tenses , and parts of
speech. Towards fluency is a unit anchored on the theme of coping with the present through
readings giving insights on possible problems in life and on pronunciation, spelling and
vocabulary lessons.
Towards appropriacy and acceptability is a unit anchored on the spirit of brotherhood and peace
carried out through readings, reflective of the said spirit and through exercises on intonation,
denotation, connotation, in letter writing, introducing and interviewing people, and telephone
conversation. Towards accuracy is a unit that works on instilling in the students consciousness
to work for a better future through readings that give lessons on speaking and writing effective
phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs.
English 3 - Grammar & Composition, Afro-Asian Literature
This presents lessons preparatory to the students learning tasks like those on learning and
acquiring fluency, appropriacy, acceptability and accuracy in English communication. The
preparatory lessons are a number of essays motivating the students to realize the meaning and
importance of studying and coping with crises in life. Also included are preparatory lessons on
appreciating and understanding poems, short stories and dramas for its literal and symbolic
meanings that can be of good lessons in life.
The lessons on the learning and acquiring of fluency are cantered on poetry, covering oral
reading of, reporting on, and discussing selected poems and stories. Learning and acquiring of
accuracy are about sentence expansion, transformation, reporting and writing.

English 4- World Literature, Grammar and Speech


1. Preparing to learn prepares the student for his study tasks by giving lessons on the use of
punctuations, on the mechanics of writing, on outlining, and on preparing a research paper.
2. Towards appropriacy and acceptability is geared towards oral and written argumentation.
3. Towards Accuracy gives lessons on effective expository writing.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OFFERINGS
Science and Technology 1 - General Science
Science and Technology I (General Science) study the principles of Chemistry, Physics and
Biological as well as the Earth Sciences. It serves to provide all freshman students with a
beginning knowledge of the physical and biological sciences and to offer some insights on how
scientific knowledge is acquired. The course starts with an introduction of the scientific method
followed by a discussion and manipulation of simple laboratory apparatuses and its operations.
The chemical aspects of matter are discussed lengthily which makes an ideal starting point for
the study of Science. An introduction to Physics is discussed in the succeeding topics with
special emphasis on the concept of motion, force, energy and work. A basic knowledge of the
relationship of man with his physical environment is discussed in the last units.
The learning units and activities presented allow students to understand what Science is
through actual experiments and other related experiences, thus developing a respect for
teamwork and the dignity of manual work. Highlighted in the course are the technological
applications of science at home and in the community. The value formation is acquired through
the integration of values in the Science lessons as well as through the use of modules.
Science and Technology 2 - Biology
The course is designed to develop in each student an interest in biological science by learning
about living organisms and how they can apply this knowledge to common life situations. The
course also describes technological developments, exposing students to new and exciting
discoveries that have made ways of doing things better and more efficient. The content is
updated and focuses on biological issues like environmental science, genetics and
technological innovations. It also deals with impact of biotechnology in the students lives.
Science and Technology 3 - Chemistry
This is a two unit subject that makes use of the descriptive and experiential approach of
instruction through lectures-discussion, research, projects, experimentation, trips. The course
offers opportunities for students to develop skills in qualifying and quantifying data, performing
and designing simple experiments and explaining scientific concepts. More important, students
develop analytical and critical thinking in everyday life.
The Chemistry subject includes, kinetic-molecular theory and the three states of matter; atomic
structure and the periodic table; chemical formulas and equations; the nature of chemical
reactions including acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions and ionic reactions;
energy changes accompanying chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium and reaction rates;
solution phenomena; electro-chemistry, nuclear chemistry and radioactivity; physical and
chemical properties of more familiar metals, transition elements and non-metals and of their
more familiar compounds; and, carbon and its compounds.
Science and Technology 4 - Physics
Since Physics is the science of energy, the course covers the different forms of energy;

Mechanical Energy under Mechanics, Heat or Thermal Energy, Light Energy and Sound,
Electrical Energy and Nuclear Energy.
MATHEMATICS OFFERINGS
Mathematics I - Algebra, Geometry and Consumer Math
Mathematics II - Algebra, Geometry and Statistics
Mathematics III - Advance Algebra, Geometry and Statistics
Mathematics IV - Advance Algebra, Statistics and Trigonometry
Math Elective - Analytic Geometry & Introduction to Calculus
The school prepares the students for engineering, computer and technical courses hence the
department offers math subjects for one hour daily. Our math subjects expose the students to
three different skills: the conceptual skill, computation, and application skills. They are provided
with varied problem solving activities to develop their analytical and critical thinking. Enrichment
lessons are also provided especially in higher Math subjects. The degree of difficulty of the
lesson varies as one goes from one level to another.
TECHNOLOGY AND HOME ECONOMICS OFFERINGS
Technology and Home Economics 1 - Home Economics and General Shop
The primary aim of this course is to equip the students with basic knowledge and skills, proper
attitudes, and values towards work. Thus, the aim of this course is not to train the students for
immediate employment but prepare him for work thus much effort is place on the practical
aspects such as making projects emphasizing ways to economize on materials, time, and effort.
Technology and Home Economics is intended to provide classroom and laboratory experiences
that will enable the students to gain understanding of and acquire competencies in various
economic activities as they relate to Home Economics, Agricultural Arts, and Industrial Arts.
Home Economics covers Food Planning and Preparation and Baking Level I. Agricultural Arts
deals with Backyard Gardening while Industrial Arts includes Basic Electricity and Drafting.
Technology and Home Economics 2 - Home Economics and General Shop
Home Economics covers food and nutrition and culinary arts. Agricultural Arts deals with animal
production. Industrial Arts includes woodworking electronics and metal works.
Technology and Home Economics 3 - Digital Electronics, Computer Software Application
& Practical Electricity
This course includes an overview of the computer information systems. It introduces the
background of the computer hardware, software procedures and systems, human resources
and their application in various segments of the community. Furthermore, digital electronics is
being integrated which includes basic logic gates, combination of these gates, counter and the
actual making of projects. The MS-Windows 95 software will be used to facilitate the learning
process and to develop the knowledge and skills in creating various features and characteristics
in word processing and the integration of graphics to it. Likewise, the digital electronics is
discussed and applied to emphasize the significance between software and hardware system.
Technology and Home Economics 4 - Basic Programming & Computer Accounting
Bookkeeping/Accounting is a tool which can enable the user to record, classify, summarize and
interpret money matters specifically in the field of business. In line with the advancement of

technology, it is best to equip the students with the knowledge of bookkeeping with application
to computers using spread sheet analysis of MS-Excel Program. A basic knowledge in data
management will also be introduced using dBase III Plus. The course will enable students to
further understand the other two areas of MS-Excel Programs such as database management
and business graphics.
FILIPINO OFFERINGS
FILIPINO 1 - 4
Filipino 1 - Wika, Ibong Adarna
Filipino 2 - Wika, Florante at Laura
Filipino 3 - Wika, Noli Me Tangere
Filipino 4 - Wika, El Filibusterismo
Sa kabuuan, ang kursong Filipino I-IV sa mataas na paaralan, sa pamamagitan ng mga araling
pangwika at pampanitikan ay naglalayong mabisang malinang ang mga kaalaman at
kasanayang pangkomunikatibo ng mga mag-aaral, at mahasa ang kanilang kakayahan sa
pagbasa, pakikinig, pagsasalita, at pagsusulat. Bilang pag-alinsunod sa mga makabagong
kalakarang pangwika at sa bagong kurikulum sa Filipino isinasaalang-alang din ang pagbibigaydiin sa mga pagpapahalagang Pilipino tulad ng mga katangiang moral at ispiritwal, sosyal,
pulitikal, at iba pang aspekto ng pamanang kulturang iniwan sa atin ng lumang kabihasnan
upang maiangkop ang mga ito sa makabagong takbo ng buhay. Pinag-uukulan din ng pansin
ang paglinang sa kakayahan ng mga mag-aaral sa pagbibigay-kuro, paggawa ng tala,
pakikipanayam, pagsulat ng mga liham, pagsunod sa mga panuto, panimulang pag-aaral at
pag-unawa sa pagsasaling-wika at pananaliksik at iba pang makatutulong sa paghubog ng diwa
at kaisipang maka-Filipino.
Inaasahang, sa pamamagitan ng paglinang ng mga kaisipang napapaloob sa mga araling pangwika at pampanitikan, magkakaroon ng kaganapan ang pangunahing layunin ng edukasyon
para sa mga kabataan, at matatamo ang isang uri ng mapaglaya, demokratiko, at makabayang
edukasyon tungo sa matibay na sandigan para sa pambansang kaunlaran.
SOCIAL STUDIES OFFERINGS
Social Studies 1 - Philippine History and Government
Courses in Social Studies use English as the medium of instruction. In the first year level, the
history of the Philippines, from the ancient times to the present is studied. The approach is
integrated with other sciences and is thematic in its contents.
Social Studies 2 - Asian History
Interesting and analytical discussion of the different topics in Asian History is given emphasis.
Topics include history, civilization, government, religion, arts, education, geography, wars and
empires of Asian countries. It considers new information and relevant historical facts in the
discussion of issues and current events that have affected Asia in the past and recent years.
Social Studies 3 Economics
The basic principles and concepts of economics, and the importance of the knowledge of
economics to the nation are taught. Related and interesting issues affecting our nation and the
world are analysed. Values regarding awareness about the state of our environment and natural
resources, socio-economic problems, good housekeeping and the like are integrated.

Social Studies 4 - World History


The course presents an updated account of world history from ancient and medieval periods
down to contemporary times. It includes the early beginnings of human civilization. Historical
facts and concepts are taught in thematic units rather than in the traditional chronological
approach.
RELIGION OFFERINGS
Religion I - IV
The Religion Program, as the core of the High School Curriculum is committed to the formation
of every student into a mature human person through a deeper understanding of God in his
daily Christian life.
The course seeks to make students aware of Gods purpose of salvation. It upholds mans
dignity as a person created in the image and likeness of God. The gift of faith man receives
through the sacraments of Baptism unites him with the Father through Jesus Christ in the Holy
Spirit. Man is sanctified by the Holy Spirit to share in the mission of Christ as active members of
the Christian community, the church.
PEHM OFFERINGS
Physical Education, Health & Music I - IV
Physical Education (PE) I - IV covers activities that would give an all-around physical
development of the students through various games. Individual, team sports, dances, etc.
Health I deal with the physiological and biological changes in this stage of their life and teaches
them how to cope with these and how to adjust to the changing environment. Health II deals
about the different sicknesses, common ailments and their prevention. Health III gives emphasis
not only on the physical health but on the mental and emotional aspects of ones growth. Health
IV covers personality development including the acquisition of knowledge about sex, population
education and community health.
Music I - IV
It deals with the various aspects of music education, the development of the appreciation for
music, development of the love for Kundiman and other classical songs as well. It also involves
training to enhance student's talent in singing and vocalization and note reading.
Remedial Classes:
Remedial classes are offered by the department as part of the academic assistance program of
the Colegio to students. This program aims to help failing students and slow learners cope with
the basic requirements of the academic program. Remedial classes are held during Saturdays
and after regular class hours. Attendance of students to this program is strictly on a voluntary
basis.