Academics

Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 to Grade 6) and Senior Phase (Grade 7)

In the intermediate phase, the emphasis is still on establishing basic foundations, but learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. Application of skills and concepts is also a main focus, aiming to prepare learners for the senior phase in high school.

 Learning areas in the intermediate phase include:

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

To align with 21st century kills Curro Bankenveld focuses on core subjects, namely Mathematics, Languages, Science and Technology.

Mathematics: We have done a re-write of the Mathematics curriculum to allow for a learner-centric, problem-solving approach.

Languages: Curro Bankenveld uses individualised approach of matching learners to book levels as well as guided reading and writing when teaching languages. Added to this is the implementation of reciprocal teaching of reading to enhance each learners’s deeper reading comprehension.

Science and Technology: In Robotics learners build and programme Lego robots for 25% of the tuition time. The Science curriculum is being adapted to include 21st century content and learning.