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FET phase

FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12

The focus at Grantleigh is on providing a holistic education where academics are balanced with culture, sport and decent values. However, to encourage academic achievement, a system of gold bars operates to recognise the top academic performers in each grade per term.

The Aiglon Society (The Little Eagles) is designed to give our top academic achievers recognition and to continue to stimulate them both academically and culturally. We also aim to extend their awareness of the community around them and to offer talks and excursion, bearing in mind the time constraints and their commitment to their present timetable.

In the FET phase, learners make their subject choices. Curro offers learners a wide selection of subjects, enabling them to pursue these further for their chosen careers. Learners are thoroughly informed, enabling them to make wise choices, and are encouraged to include Mathematics and Science. In the FET phase emphasis is placed on thorough preparation for the IEB matric examination.


We are very aware that, at the end of their school careers, learners need to excel in their matric examination to ensure access to tertiary education institutions and selection for their areas of study. Although we take Grade 10 to Grade 12 very seriously, we realise that a purely examination-driven approach is not the answer. Curro has developed an additional inter-Curro subject-head system to ensure that we have quality assurance across schools. This system extends well beyond examinations and question banks, enabling educators to share resources, teaching ideas and material that can be used on tablets to enhance learning and the development of 21st century skills.


Subject choice must include:

  • English home language
  • Afrikaans first additional language
  • isiZulu first additional language
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

Three additional subjects which could include:

  • Physical Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Visual Arts
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Consumer Studies