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Senior phase

Senior phase: Grade 8 to Grade 12

Our ethos is governed by Christian values, where learners are encouraged to explore and express their individuality within acceptable boundaries, and ultimately take responsibility for their actions. 

We guide them to follow their hearts and minds to develop into the best people they can be. 

Our dynamic curriculum covers problem-solving, critical thinking and the development of skills and values. Both individual and group work are evaluated. 

Windhoek Gymnasium produces a community of teenagers who know how to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives. 

Curriculum 

The Namibian National Curriculum is followed, and a lot of enrichments are built in where possible and necessary. 

Each grade must select subjects from the lists provided below: 

GRADE 8 (eight subjects in total) 

Compulsory 

  • Afrikaans and English can be taken on either first or second language level.
  • Life Science, Mathematics and Physical Science are compulsory. 

Choice of three from the following: 

  • Accounting 
  • Art and Design 
  • Design and Technology 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Geography 
  • German third language 
  • History 
  • Computer Studies OR Keyboard and Word Processing 

Additional subjects: 

  • German first language (offered in the afternoons) 

GRADE 9 (eight subjects in total) 

COMPULSORY 

  • Afrikaans and English can be taken on either first or second language level. 
  • Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences are compulsory. With Mathematics, there is a choice between Normal Maths or Additional Maths. 

Choice of three from the following (only subjects taken in Grade 8 can be taken in Grade 9): 

  • Accounting 
  • Art and Design 
  • Design and Technology 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Geography 
  • German third language 
  • History 
  • Computer Studies OR Keyboard and Word Processing. 

Additional subjects: 

  • German first language (offered in the afternoons) 

GRADE 10 (seven subjects in total) 

Compulsory 

  • Afrikaans and English can be taken on either first or second language level. 
  • Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences are compulsory. With Mathematics, there is a choice between Normal Maths or Additional Maths. 

Choice of two from the following (only subjects taken in Grade 9 can be taken in Grade 10): 

  • Accounting 
  • Art and Design 
  • Design and Technology 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Geography 
  • German third language 
  • History 
  • Computer Studies OR Keyboard and Word Processing. 

Additional subjects: 

  • German first language (offered in the afternoons) 

GRADE 11 (6 subjects in total) 

SUBJECT CHOICES FOR 2017:  GR 11

Compulsory Subjects

AFRIKAANS

   

Afrikaans First Language

H

O

                OR

Afrikaans Second Language

H

O

 

ENGLISH

   

English First Language

H

O

                OR

English Second Language

H

O

 

MATHEMATICS

   

Mathematics Higher Level         OR

H

 

Mathematics Extended Level    OR

EXT

 

Mathematics Core Level

C

 

 

Choose ONE of the following fields of study (indicate on what level you take each subject) (mark with an X)

Field   

X

Subject

H

O

S1

 

Physical Science

 

 

S2

 

Biology

 

 

SS1

 

Geography

 

 

C1

 

Business Studies

 

 

 

Supplementary Subjects

PLUS   (Choose)  TWO of the following subjects

Supplementary Subjects

   

Accounting

H

O

Art & Design

H

O

Biology

H

O

Business Studies

H

O

Computer Studies

H

O

Design & Technology

H

O

German Foreign Language

H

O

Physical Science

H

O

Economics

H

O

Geography

H

O

History

H

O

Keyboard & Word Processing (“Ordinary” level only)

O

Entrepreneurship (“Ordinary” level only)

O

 

SIX subjects in total

TAKE NOTE: German First Language will only be offered as a 7th subject with classes in the afternoon.

There will be no German Third language offered in the afternoons.