Academics

HIGH SCHOOL

Senior Phase (Grade 8 to Grade 9)

Curro Bankenveld practices a system of invitational education in which learners are regarded as able, valuable and responsible. Curro Bankenveld's Christian ethos is supported by values that encourage learners to explore and express their individuality within acceptable limits and to accept responsibility for their actions.

Curro Bankenveld encourages learners to follow their hearts and to develop into the best people they can be. The curriculum covers problem-solving, creative thinking and the development of skills and values. Learners now start preparing for the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric examination.

The CAPS curriculum is implemented here, with the Mathematics curriculum allowing for a more focused and problem-solving approach. The same literacy principles as in previous phases are included in the home language teaching, with a bigger emphasis on Language. In the Science and Technology curriculum we focus not only on 21st century technology, nanotechnology as well as a study of the Da Vinci inventions and this is all done with CAPS and the IEB in mind.

Subjects in the senior phase include:

  • Home Language (English or Afrikaans)
  • First additional language (English or Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Economic & Management Sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • Information Technology

FET Phase (Grade 10 to Grade 12)

In the FET phase, learners make their subject choices. Curro offers learners a wide selection of subjects, enabling them to pursue further for their chosen careers. Learners are thoroughly informed, enabling them to make wise choices, and are encouraged to include Mathematics and Science. In the FET phase emphasis is placed on thorough preparation for the IEB matric examination.

We are very aware that, at the end of their school careers, learners need to excel in their matric examination to ensure access to tertiary institutions and selection for their areas of study. Although we take Grade 10 to Grade 12 very seriously, we realise that a purely examination driven approach is not the answer. Curro has developed an additional inter-Curro subject-head system to ensure that we have quality assurance across schools. This system extends well beyond examinations and question banks, enabling educators to share resources, teaching ideas and material that can be used on tablets to enhance learning and the development of 21st century skills.

Subjects in the FET phase:

  • Home language (English or Afrikaans)
  • First additional language (English or Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Geography
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Consumer Studies
  • Engineering Graphic and Design
  • Computer Application Technology