Great emphasis is placed on vigorous and disciplined approach to academic success.
The Curriculum is divided into two phases. GET phase (grade 8-9) and FET phase (grade 10-12)- Further Education and Training.
The academic programme is implemented by means of a 5-day cycle of 1 hour-long lessons.
All Learners are expected to take English plus one other language including French or Portuguese. Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation are compulsory subjects. Seven or eight subjects have to be taken per stream.
- Afrikaans – Be aware that Afrikaans is the language of many people in South Africa, Namibia and expats in Anglophonic countries. Afrikaans is a young Germanic language which has a much simpler grammar than English and Dutch. It is not only spoken by 77% of all coloured and 58% of all white people in South Africa, but also 11 different cultural groups speak Afrikaans as a home, second or third language. Today, the Flemish, Dutch, Germans, Anglophonic peoples, Swedes and even Polish and Russians are rather keen to get in touch with what is known as the simplest Germanic language in the world.
- English – English is a very popular West Germanic language that is used in many countries throughout the world. Actually the English term is derived from the word England.
- SiSwati – The Swazi or Swati language (Swazi: siSwati [siswatʼi]; Zulu: isiSwazi [isiswaz̤i]) is a Bantu language of the Nguni group spoken in Swaziland and South Africa. The number of speakers is estimated to be in the region of 3 million. The language is taught in Swaziland and some South African schools in Mpumalanga. Siswati is an official language of Swaziland (along with English), and is also one of the eleven official languages of South Africa.
- Mathematics – Mathematics is a subject matter in all levels of education that focuses on the study of numbers and numerical patterns and formulas at all levels.
- Mathematical Literacy
- Geography – Geography is the study of a place or space. People who study geography ask where things are located on the surface of the Earth, why they are located there, how places are different from each other and how people interact with each other.
- Agricultural Sciences
- Life Sciences – Life science is any branch of natural science, like biology, medicine, zoology, botany, anthropology, or ecology, that deals with living organisms, their structure, life process, organization and relationship to each other and the environment. In general, we define life science as all the sciences that have to do with organisms like plants, animals and human beings. Technology is described as being the application of knowledge in a certain area that is more on the practical side, especially with regards to technical processes.
- Physical Sciences (Chemicals and Theory)– Physical science is the study of the physical things around us. It covers science studies like chemistry, physics, geometry or astronomy.
A theory in science will identify a set of distinct observations and make assertions about what causes them. The scientist would then devise experiments to find out if their theory is true.
- Life Orientation – Life orientation is concerned with the social, personal, intellectual, emotional and physical growth of learners and with the way in which these facets are interrelated. The focus is the development of self-in-society.
- Tourism – Tourism is the activities of people travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business or other purposes.
- Accounting – Accounting is defined as the act of budgeting finances and deciding how they will be best invested or spent. Accounting is a professional career choice that involves money management skills.
- Business Studies – Business management involves people and programs used to help keep a business on track. It helps establish goals and includes the processes needed to reach those goals. Economics is the study of money, production, labor, and consumption. It is also a study of scarcity and abundance and how all these things affect us and our countries.
- Computer Applied Technology (CAT). – Word processors, spreadsheet creators, music makers, and database creators are all software or computer applications that help the user perform a particular task.