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Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
At Meridian Newcastle, our learners are guided to adjust to a greater workload of higher intensity. Our learners are encouraged to develop innovative and critical thinking, while a problem-solving approach is taken to subjects such as Mathematics. Our affordable, enhanced curriculum places a great emphasis on individual thinking and understanding, while 21st-century learning is implemented in subjects such as Technology.
Although teaching takes place in English, Afrikaans and isiZulu are offered as additional language options for all learners in the primary school. In addition, learners start using tablets in the classrooms in this phase, rather than textbooks for specific subjects. This further helps to prepare learners for the university and workplace of the future.
Our learners 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 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. Some of our focused subjects include Geography and Physical Sciences.
Value added programmes
As a Curro-managed school, we also offer value-added programmes as part of the school fees, that include character-building programmes, career guidance and entrepreneurship skills.
View more on Meridian Newcastle’s high school offering on our fact sheet.
Optional eighth subject through Curro Choice
Curro Choice allows high-school learners at all Curro schools to take an additional eighth subject not offered at their school. Lessons take place in the afternoons through live lessons with teachers, and learners remain enrolled at their schools. Applications remain open throughout the year, and as the final exam is written at the school, their subject results will appear on their regular progress report.
See which subjects are offered by Curro Choice.