Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
At Waterstone 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. Our material even covers nanotechnology and Leonard da Vinci’s inventions.
Learners from Grade 8 onwards use tablets in the classrooms rather than textbooks. This further helps to prepare them for the ever-changing realities of university and the workplace of the future. Furthermore, learners may choose isiZulu as an additional language option, and they receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.
FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
The FET phase prepares learners for the IEB examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, we emphasise 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 one day reach their goals and become self-confident, achieving adults. Some of our specialised subjects include Information Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design.
View more on Waterstone College’s high school offering on our fact sheet.