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Senior and FET phase

Senior phase: Grade 8 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. 

Meridian Cosmo City 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 and isiZulu first additional language or home 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 from Grade 8. By embracing this innovative technology, we are speaking the language our learners understand. 

FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12 

In the FET phase, learners make their subject choices. Meridian Cosmo City offers learners a selection of subjects, enabling them to pursue these further for their chosen careers. Learners will be thoroughly informed, enabling them to make wise choices. In the FET phase emphasis will be placed on thorough preparation for the NSC matric examination.  


We take Grade 10 to Grade 12 very seriously and learners are thoroughly 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 and isiZulu first additional language or home language 
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy 
  • Life Orientation 

Three additional subjects which could include: 

  • Accounting 
  • Business Studies 
  • History 
  • Physical Sciences 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Geography 
  • Computer Applications Technology 

Revision exercises and past exams are often given in the build-up to the final test. Learners receive holiday assignments and revision exercises. Here are some below:

English Grade 7 

Creative Arts Grade 8 

English Grade 8 

EMS Grade 8 

Maths Grade 8 workbook 

English Grade 9: Animal Farm worksheet 

English Grade 9 : Animal Farm 

English Grade 9: Lord of the Flies 

Life Orientation Grade 9

Mathematics Grade 9 Mathematics 

English Grade 10 

Maths Grade 10 

Physical Science Grade 10 

Life Sciences Grade 10 

Cash payments journal activity 1 

EMS practice exam