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Middle school phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
At Northriding College, our learners are guided to adjust to a greater workload of higher intensity in this phase. Our teaching is aimed at developing innovative and critical thinking, while a problem-solving approach is taken to subjects such as Mathematics.
As a Curro Select school, our enhanced curriculum places a great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking, while 21st-century learning is implemented in subjects such as Technology and Natural Sciences.
Learners are taught to maintain a sustainable work ethic so that they can find a healthy balance to reach their academic expectations. They also receive guidance when choosing elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.
DigiEd: A unique e-learning model
From 2021 our high school will offer a unique e-learning model (DigiEd) that prepares learners for the fourth industrial revolution through a project-based learning programme. This teaching method centres around the use of technology and learners watch instructional videos rather than read purely from textbooks and receive multimedia-based material. This offering is perfect for the learner who wants a modern Mathematics- and Science-based education and dreams of tertiary studies. Our longer school hours (08:00 – 17:00) and no-homework policy accommodate the schedules of working parents by removing the pressure of managing heavy loads of homework.
FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
The FET phase prepares learners for the NSC examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, emphasis is placed on a greater world-readiness rather than a purely examination-driven approach. Our learners are taught to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives to be valued members of the community. We also provide them with an inherent dedication to hard work and achievement.