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Senior and FET phase

Senior phase: Grade 7 and Grade 9 

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, creative thinking and the development of skills and values. Both individual and group work are evaluated. 

Curro Academy Pretoria produces a community of teenagers who know how to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives. Learners are prepared for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) matriculation examinations set by the Department of Basic Education. 


In this phase the CAPS curriculum is implemented, with Mathematics 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. 


  • English home language 
  • Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Technology 
  • Economic and Management Sciences (including Accounting) 
  • Life Orientation 
  • Creative Arts 

We aim to embrace 21st century learning by incorporating the use of tablets into our classrooms in Grade 7. We currently raise children who are ‘digital natives’. By embracing this innovative technology into our schools, we are speaking the language our learners understand. 

FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12 

In the FET phase, learners make their subject choices. Curro Academy Pretoria offers learners a selection of subjects, enabling them to pursue these further for their chosen careers. Learners are thoroughly informed, enabling them to make wise choices. In the FET phase emphasis is placed on thorough preparation for the NSC matric examination.  


We take Grade 10 to Grade 12 very seriously and 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. 


Subject choice must include: 

  • English home language 
  • Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy 
  • Life Orientation 

Three additional subjects which could include: 

  • Accounting 
  • Business Studies 
  • Physical Sciences 
  • Tourism 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Geography 
  • Computer Applications Technology (CAT) 

Special extras at Curro Academy Pretoria: 

  • Leader selection every year 
  • Prize-giving 
  • Tablet programme 
  • Community involvement 
  • Entrepreneurs’ day 
  • Celebrations: Fete/Fun day; Valentine’s Day 
  • Matric farewell 
  • Educational trips, e.g. National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, University of Pretoria laboratories