Info For Parents
A wider subject choice
At Curro, we understand that learners have unique interests and life goals. That’s why all our high-school learners can enjoy personalised learning with extended subject choices offered through professional online learning. Lessons take place during the school day and are recorded for revision purposes. At the end of Grade 12, learners will still write the matric examinations (IEB or NSC) at their schools of enrolment. These subjects can also be taken as eighth, ninth or tenth subjects after school hours, but may carry an additional cost.
How do you take additional subjects online at Curro?
Learners who want to take a subject not offered by their school of enrolment can apply to take the subject through online learning. Learners making use of this option remain enrolled at their current schools and get the same quality education, but take live lessons with teachers online, in the additional subjects of their choice, as scheduled during the school day. As with regular elective subjects, learners move to a dedicated classroom for these lessons.
Regular assignments, tests and exams continue to take place, and the results appear on the learners' regular school reports. Furthermore, all lessons are recorded for research and revision purposes – further enhancing the personalised learning experience. Recorded lessons are uploaded to the learning platform, along with additional learning material online.
Subjects on offer
The following subjects can be taken as part of the learners seven (7) subjects or as an additional elective (8th, 9th or 10th) subject:
- Business Studies
- Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
- Design Studies
- Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD)
- French Conversation
- French Second Additional Language
- Further Studies in English
- Further Studies in Mathematics
- Information Technology (IT)
- Life Sciences
- Mathematical Literacy
- Physical Sciences
How does online learning work at Curro?
When taking additional subjects online, lessons are presented in a seven-day cycle consisting of six periods. Of these periods, two will take place through live lessons by the subject's specialist teacher. Learners use the additional four periods for revision and assignments, with tutors or invigilators providing assistance where needed as part of our commitment to quality education.
How will learners access material online?
All live lessons are conducted online through MS Teams or Moodle, and learners can use these platforms at any time of day to access recorded lessons and material online. This further solidifies learners’ personalised learning choices and allows them to learn at their own pace while receiving quality education.
What is Moodle and how will it work?
Moodle is a platform for online learning that enables a teacher to create online courses, add assignments,
and track a learner’s progress. Moodle also enables communication with learners and encourages
communication between learners in forums and discussions.
What do you need for online learning?
- Laptops or electronic devices are necessary, according to the specifications set by Curro.
- Learners should provide their own earphones or headsets.
- No additional applications are required for Curro.
- Learners should be able to work at their own pace, without falling behind.
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