Grade 10 - 12
Although we offer specific subjects in Grades 10-12, in every case the emphasis is on:
- developing cognitive capacity
- developing the 21st century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, innovation and creativity
While we offer a diverse range of subjects we view all of them as vehicles for achieving the above. In the senior grades there is greater emphasis on rigour and we attach significant value to academic endeavour, understanding that an ability to think and to work hard are key ingredients for success at University and in life.
At this stage many of our subjects are taught in classes set according to ability. Boys take seven subjects for their matriculation course:
- English is compulsory, and boys must take Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy. An Additional Language is also compulsory (Afrikaans or Zulu, or French in the case of immigrants). Life Orientation is compulsory.
- To meet the requirements of the IEB, three more subjects are chosen. We are continually reviewing our subject offering for relevance and are guided by market trends. We currently offer:
- Dramatic Arts
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences and
- Visual Arts
- In addition, some boys take Advanced Programme Mathematics, Advanced Programme English or another subject as an extra.
- We follow the curriculum guidelines provided by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) which lead to a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with the likelihood of qualification for entry to university.
We believe that education is about so much more than the matric result. To this end we offer a wide range of extension and enrichment offerings. Examples include an Academic Tour to Johannesburg and an Extended Research Essay – both undertaken in Grade 11.