Academic

A cademic excellence is at the core of our school, culminating in final examinations in either the South African IEB Matric or Cambridge International A Levels. Our role as educators is to ensure the girls acquire the skills needed to become critical, independent thinkers who are able to advocate for themselves in the complex, information-focused, technology-driven world they will be entering when they leave school. Consequently, our teachers are highly qualified, energetic and enthusiastic, leading the way with the latest developments in all fields of education.

Providing a favourable teacher-pupil ratio allows every girls to realise her full potential across the expansive and diverse subject choices available in the three main disciplines. The Sciences are accorded fundamental significance as women increasingly enter the challenging fields of science and technology, whilst commercial sciences are at the forefront of our offering, preparing the girls for successful careers in business and industry. The link between active involvement in the Arts and cognitive development has long been recognised and the Humanities remain an important focus to ensure a balanced education.

Grades 8 and 9

The following subjects are offered in Grades 8 and 9:

  • English
  • First additional language: isiXhosa or Afrikaans or French
  • Second additional language: French or Mandarin  or Music or isiXhosa or Latin or Classical Civilisations
  • Mathematics
  • EDAD, (EMS, Music, Drama, Art, and Dance)
  • Design & Food Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Religious Education
  • Life Orientation
  • Research Resources

Grade 9 Subject Choices for Gr 10-12: Please click on the link to access information on each subject offered to matric as well as the subject packages Subject Choices.

Girls must study English in Option 1, an Additional Language in Option 2, Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy in Option 3, and Life Orientation in Option 7.  Pupils choose one subject from each of Options 4, 5 and 6.

Option 1          English

Option 2          Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) or isiXhosa (First Additional Language) or French (First Additional Language for ‘immigrants’ only)

Option 3          Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

Option 4          Design or Dramatic Arts or Geography or Information Technology or Life Sciences or Music

Option 5          Geography or History or Physical Sciences or Visual Arts or Music

Option 6          Accounting or History or Life Sciences or Visual Arts

Option 7          Life Orientation

Cambridge International A Levels
Cambridge International is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications, offering rigorous, in-depth, advanced study in areas of particular interest. Cambridge International A Levels are offered as a two-year course, starting with the AS in the first year (Grade 11), and extended to A Level in the second year (Grade 12). We offer the following Cambridge AS/A Level subjects:

  • English Language
  • French
  • isiZulu (IGCSE)
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • History
  • Music
  • Afrikaans (IGCSE)
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Art & Design
  • Advanced Programme
    Maths and English are offered as extra subjects.

    The school has also provided access to the excellent Go Study website, which provides a comprehensive Career guidance resource, linking career interests with relevant study courses and tertiary institutions. Click on the Go Study logo to visit the site: