Academics  |  Subjects


Subject Choice Policy

Learners are Required to select a total of seven subjects:

  • English First Language (compulsory).
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language OR isiXhosa as First Additional Language (one First Additional Language is compulsory).
  • Life Orientation (compulsory).
  • Mathematical Literacy (compulsory if Mathematics has NOT been chosen as a subject).
  • Three other subjects of choice.

Foundation Phase Subjects

Grade 1-3

Literacy

English (Language of Learning and Teaching)

Afrikaans or Xhosa (First Additional Language)

Conversational Xhosa

MAthematics
life skills

Natural Science

History and Geography

Art and Culture

Technology

Economic Management Science

Bible Education

Knowledge Network

Intermediate Phase Subjects

Grade 4-6

Literacy

English (Language of learning and teaching)

Afrikaans (First Additional Language)

isiXhosa (First Additional Language)

Conversational Xhosa

Mathematics 
life skills

Natural Science

Social Science (History and Geography)

Art and Culture

Technology

Bible Education

Knowledge Network

Senior Phase Subjects

Grade 7-9

Literacy

English (Language of learning and teaching)

Afrikaans or Xhosa (First Additional Language)

MAthematics 

 

Natural Science

Social Science

Life Orientation

Technology

Art and Culture

Economic Management Science

Bible Education

Remedial Mathematics and English

Knowledge Network

FET School Phase

Grade 10-12

Languages

English (Language of learning and teaching)

Afrikaans (First Additional Language)

isiXhosa (First Additional Language)

Sciences

Mathematics

Mathematics Literacy

Physical Science

Life Science

Sports Science

Human and Social Sciences

History

Geography

Life Orientation

Business and Management

Business Studies

Accounting

Economics

Services

Tourism

Knowledge Network

Computer classes form part of the curriculum and are offered during or after school hours. There are between 32 and 36 forty-five minute sessions per year. The course caters for all levels and fees are inclusive. The programme includes a Year-end assessment, moderation and certification for those who pass the assessment with 70% or more. This is a nationally moderated course and prepares learners thoroughly for the world of computers. 


Further information regarding subject choices:

  • No subjects may be taken in Grade 10 that were not adequately achieved in Grade 9.
  • To take Mathematics core and Physical Science learners need to achieve over 50% in these subjects in the June and November school examinations.
  • Physical Science cannot be taken without Mathematics core.
  • Mathematics can be taken without Physical Science.
  • Learners who are not taking Mathematics core must take Mathematical Literacy, as this is a compulsory subject.
  • Assessment will be from the June examination as the subject choice is made in September/October.
  • Both June and November exams must be passed in these subjects. 
  • Subject combinations are subject to approval from the office, dependent on learner ability and application.
  • There are certain conditions that must be adhered to if a learner wants to achieve their F.E.T.C. This must be considered in the choice of subjects.
  • English is a compulsory and must be taken on First Language Level. 
  • Afrikaans or Xhosa are only offered as 1st Additional languages and these are not just conversational lessons, but involve both grammar and literature.
  • At this stage, Tourism is not on the designated subject list for Higher Education institutes in S.A.
  • All learners will also have one period of Bible Education and Knowledge Network per week. 

Textbooks

These are included in the School Fees but all workbooks, dictionaries and rule books are to the parent's expense as they will be retained by the learner at the end of each year.

 

Learners who lose or damage textbooks will be responsible for the cost of replacing the textbook/s.


Learners who do not write their name in their textbooks (in the table provided), will be responsible for the cost of the textbook/s.


Learners who change subjects will be responsible for the cost of the textbook they will require in the new subject choice.


School Reports and Exams

Tests are set throughout the year with formal examinations being written only twice a year during the second and fourth terms. The teachers will prepare reports at the end of each term. No formal examinations are written by the Foundation Phase learners (Grade R-3) as their work is evaluated daily. Reports are issued at the end of each term.


Promotion Requirements

Promotion requirements are based on the National Curriculum Guidelines. Learners will be assessed on a CASS (Continuous Assessment) mark and their examination mark in both June and November for learning subjects.


If a learner is absent for an exam, a valid doctor's certificate must be produced in order for the learner to be granted permission to write the examination/s on their return to school.


Test marks and continuous assessment will be included in their report in March and September.