Academics

Curriculum

 

 

Curro independent schools are mainstream schools and an enhanced South African National Curriculum is taught. Learners are prepared to write the Independent Examinations Board exam at the end of Grade 12.

CURRO WESTBROOK LEARNING AREAS AND SUBJECTS
NURSERY SCHOOL: Group 1 to Group 5  

  • Language development
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Creative development (Art)
  • Cognitive thinking, memory skills and numeracy (Mathematics)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world (Science and Technology)

Classes are divided as follows:

Group 1   3 months to 12 months
Group 1.5     12 months to 18 months
Group 2 18 months to 24 months
Group 2.5 24 months to 30 months
Group 3 30 months to 3 years
Group 4 3 years to 4 years
Group 5 4 years to 5 years

 

CURRO WESTBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3


The main LEARNING AREAS are

  • Home language (English)
  • First additional language (Afrikaans or other)
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills

Maths is taught with a learner-centred, problem-solving approach. We believe that this approach, combined with the cognitive development that happens with Robotics teaching, gives young minds an advantage in terms of brain development.

We also believe that reading with comprehension is the key to successful learning. Grade 3 learners are tested with well-researched literacy and numeracy tests to monitor the effectiveness of teaching and learning in classrooms.

 

Grades to be phased in annually:

 

Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7            

  • Home language (English or Afrikaans)
  • First additional language (English, Afrikaans or other)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences and Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Life Skills 


HIGH SCHOOL

Senior phase: Grade 8 to Grade 9

  • Home language (English or Afrikaans)
  • First additional language (English, Afrikaans or other)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • Creative Arts


FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12

SUBJECT CHOICE MUST INCLUDE:

  • Home language (English or Afrikaans)
  • First additional language (English, Afrikaans or other)
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

THREE ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS:

  • A wide variety of subjects are available to Curro learners