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Meridian independent schools are mainstream schools and an enhanced South African national curriculum is taught. Learners are prepared to write the National Senior Certificate exam at the end of Grade 12 and to achieve a quality pass and entrance to tertiary-level studies.


LEARNING AREAS AND SUBJECTS


PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Grade R to Grade 3

  • Home language (English)
  • First additional language (Afrikaans and IsiZulu)
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills
  • Computer Literacy

Grade 4 to Grade 7

  • Home language (English)
  • First additional language (Afrikaans and IsiZulu)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences and Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Life Skills
  • Computer Literacy

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Grade 8 to Grade 9

  • Home language (English)
  • First additional language (Afrikaans and IsiZulu)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Economic and Management Sciences (including Accounting)    
  • Life Orientation
  • Creative Arts
  • Computer Literacy

Grade 10 to Grade 12

SUBJECT CHOICE MUST INCLUDE:

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

THREE ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS, WHICH COULD INCLUDE:

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Geography
  • Computer Applications Technology

 

VALUE-ADDED PROGRAMMES include:

  • Character-building programmes to teach respect, good manners, hard work, honesty and integrity
  • Teaching of respect for all cultures
  • Teaching of self-worth
  • Career guidance
  • Entrepreneurship