At Curro, we understand that learners have unique interests and life goals – and elective subjects have a great influence on reaching these goals. That’s why all our high school learners can enjoy personalised learning with elective subjects beyond what is offered at their school. These subjects are presented through digital learning lessons hosted by our teachers on Microsoft Teams and Moodle. They may be chosen as part of learners’ regular elective subjects, or as eighth, ninth or tenth subjects after school hours. Lessons take place during the school day and are recorded for revision purposes, and some lessons are self-directed with supervision. At the end of Grade 12, learners still write the matric examinations (IEB or NSC) at their school of enrolment.
How does digital learning at work at Curro?
These subjects form part of the learner’s regular school schedule – they are simply taken digitally. Learners would choose these elective subjects as they would any subjects offered directly by the school, and the marks reflect on their regular reports. This means that they get the same Curro education they would have with in-class lessons. Lessons take place through live lessons with teachers in a ten-day cycle consisting of 10 periods. Of these periods, five are presented through live lessons by the teacher, while the other five consist of tutorials with tutors at the ready to provide support. Also, as with regular elective subjects, learners move to a dedicated classroom for these lessons.
How do learners access the learning material?
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 digital material. This further solidifies their personalised learning choices and allows them to learn at their own pace while receiving quality Curro education. Moodle is a platform specifically created to facilitate digital learning. The programme enables a teacher to create online lessons, add assignments, and track a learner’s progress.
Moodle also enables communication with learners and encourages communication between learners in forums and discussions. Learners and teachers can also communicate on Microsoft Teams.
What do you need for digital learning?
As the subjects are exclusively taken digitally, learners need the required tools to succeed. The following tools are required:
- Laptops or electronic devices are necessary, as according to the specifications set by Curro.
- Learners should ideally use their own earphones or headsets, although we could provide these upon request at no additional cost.
- Self-discipline and working at a self-driven pace is required, otherwise learners may fall behind.
Which subjects are available?
The subjects below are available as part of this initiative, but schools may choose to offer only specific subjects. Refer to your preferred school’s fees letter on their webpage to discover the costs that might be involved.
Here are the subjects that are generally available:
- Business Studies
- Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
- Dance Studies
- Design Studies
- Dramatics Arts
- Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD)
- French Conversation
- French Second Additional Language
- Further Studies in English
- Further Studies in Mathematics
- Information Technology (IT)
- Mathematical Literacy
- Visual Arts
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