Academic

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 compulsory subjects must be taken:

  • English Home Language

  • Afrikaans First Additional Language

  • Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy

  • Life Orientation

Students then select one subject from a group of offerings. 2019 students must select one from each of the four lines listed below per grade.

Choice

GRADE 10

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

Line 1

Accounting
Life Sciences
Visual Arts
Accounting
Visual Arts
History
History
Physical Sciences

Line 2

Business Studies
History
IT
History
IT
Geography
Accounting
Geography
Life Sciences
Visual Arts

Line 3

CAT
Geography
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Business Studies
IT
History
Dramatic Arts

Line 4

Dramatic Arts
History
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Dramatic Arts
Business Studies
Life Sciences

For more detailed information on each of the subject offerings, read this booklet: Grade 9 Subject Choice Information Booklet 

Additional subjects:

  • AP Maths
  • AP English

Please note:

  • Subject choice offerings are based on current needs and may change from year to year
  • 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.

Academic Honours and Colours

At the end of each year, significant achievements are celebrated at our annual College Celebration of Excellence. In addition to specific trophies and merit certificates, academic honours and colours are awarded. The criteria for these awards are outlined in our Academic Awards Policy document

Promotion Requirements

Certain subject minimum percentages are required for a pupil to be promoted to the next grade. Read the minimum promotion requirements document for further information.

 

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