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Senior and FET phase

High school phase: Grade 8 and Grade 10  

At Curro we value knowledge and learning. Robert Hutchins said, ‘The purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts ... it is to teach them to think ... and always to think for themselves.’ Therefore, it is our responsibility to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children to learn.

We believe that children learn effectively when they are well and happy, both within themselves and with others. Everyone at our high school strives to provide an atmosphere that promotes learning, gives encouragement and assistance and challenges children to grow to their full potential.

Education of children involves a partnership between school and family between educators and parents. As parents you entrust your children to our care. This means we will support you in your child's development: spiritually, academically, physically, culturally and socially.

I invite you to contact us to meet in person and explore how Curro Krugersdorp could be the perfect fit for your family.


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. In the Science and Technology curriculum we focus not only on 21st century technology, but also on nanotechnology and a study of the Da Vinci inventions. This is all done with CAPS and the IEB in mind. 


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

FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12 (Grade 11 in 2019 and Grade 12 2020) 

In the FET phase, learners make their subject choices. Curro offers learners a wide selection of subjects, enabling them to pursue these 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 education 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. 


Subject choice must include: 

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

Three additional subjects which could include: 

  • Physical Sciences and Intelligence Practise 
  • Business Studies 
  • Consumer Studies 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Geography 
  • Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
  • Engineering Graphics and Design 
  • Accounting 
  • Visual Arts (additional eighth subject)