Grades 8 – 9

The curriculum in this phase covers an extensive range of Learning Areas:

English, Afrikaans, Mathematics & Mathematical Literacy, Natural Science, Social Science, Economic Management Science, Arts and Culture, Information Technology and Life Orientation

At the end of this phase, students are well equipped to make educated choices regarding their seven Matriculation subjects. During the latter part of Grade 9 all students will write the IEB Common Task of Assessment.

Teachers in this phase act as facilitators. They encourage students to be self-motivated and to take responsibility for their own learning through projects and self-study assignments. Test timetables and project deadlines issued at the beginning of each term promote efficient organisational and time management skills.

Rather than supply ready-made solutions, the teachers assist the students in developing their ability to initiate concepts, investigate resources, access and distil pertinent information and draw their own conclusions. These are the first steps towards independent, critical thinking and decision-making.

Outings offer valuable learning experiences away from the classroom. An annual one-week educational camp provides opportunities for participation, teamwork, friendship and self-discovery.

A Life Orientation programme helps our teenagers to understand the trials, tribulations and triumphs of adolescence, with a full-time counsellor always available for advice and support.

Grades 10-12

In Grade 10 students make their subject choices for Matric. The following core subjects must be taken:

  • English Home Language

  • Afrikaans First Additional Language

  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

  • Life Orientation

Students then select one subject from each of the following bands:

  • Physical Science or History or Business Studies

  • Geography or Accounting or Visual Arts or Music

  • Life Science or Information Technology or Dramatic Arts

Please note:

  • Choice subjects will only be offered if there are sufficient numbers
  • We reserve the right to amend subject packages.

Experienced teachers guide students towards making the best possible subject choices according to ability, interest and ambition.